smudge of peanut butter.

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 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 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 Hinkley


McKenzie King said...

best quote ever. i love that!

kylee said...

she was such a lovely woman that marjorie hinkley. i love her dearly. her husband too.

Harley said...

oh cute baby. i can barely stand it.