"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future! "
Jeremiah 29:11

Sunday, December 5, 2010

This Is How I Want To Go

I was visiting my friend's daughter Brit over at "Toddler Mania" this morning. This is what was on her sidebar. . . . .

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 grass stains on my shoes from mowing Sister Schenk's lawn.
I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbor's 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 the 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

6 comments:

Andrea said...

Beautiful!!

I was just thinking about you. Hope you are doing well. We have a little dusting of snow and it is very cold. I am sure it is much colder at your house!

Love, hugs, and prayers,
andrea

Autumn Mist said...

Brilliant, I love it!

Sandy said...

One of the best things I've
read in a while!! Love it!!
I agree!

Melanie said...

I really like that! We need to be helping others whenever we can! ♥

Just Be Real said...

Beautiful and creative. Blessings.

chili pepper said...

Beautiful, Laura. But do you think it would be too much to ask if I had good hair, too?