Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sunday Inspiration: For One Who Inspires Me

"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived."

Marjorie Pay Hinckley

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Happy Birthday to my mom, who embodies this quote with her whole self. She is a woman who knows that it is more important to feed the sheep than to tie pretty bows on them, and a woman I love and admire more than I can say.


balloongal said...

Beautiful. And what a beautiful thought for your mom.

Tami said...

Yes I agree that your mom is exactly that way!

earwaxtasteslikecrayons said...

So, my comment was going to be pretty much exactly what Tami said . . . instead, I'll say Your Mom Rocks!

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for the quote, I'd been wanting to find that one for my file.