Friday, January 15, 2010

My Ultimate Goal

"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 childrens' 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

5 comments:

carrie said...

I love that quote! I love Marjorie Pay Hinckley. I have her book, Little Things (that's the name of it, right?), and I have dog-eared or book-marked at least half of it. Happy belated birthday! And you look beautiful!!

Jason & Amber said...

Thank you posting that Courtney! I really appreciate it!

Levon said...

One of my favorite quotes, nice!

Mindy said...

I love that quote. I heard it in Relief Society awhile ago. It's such a great reminder on where our priorities should be.

Lauralee said...

love that quote...