Wednesday, October 12, 2011
how to live...
i've spent the past few days in the critical care unit of the hospital,
visiting my dad, who is on his FOURTH week in there.
I finally feel brave enough to say
i think he is on the upswing.
actually, i think he is a walking, talking miracle!
thank you for your prayers...
and if you don't mind, please keep praying.
because i've been around hospitals...
and very sick people,
when i came across this, it really struck a chord with me.
i want to live this way...
and after you read it, maybe you will too.
it is by a lady named Marjorie Pay Hinckley.
please read it...i think you'll be glad you did.
“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.”
what a wise lady!