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Marjorie Pay Hinckley: “I Want the Lord to Know I Was Really Here”

Marjorie Pay Hinckley: “I Want the Lord to Know I Was Really Here”

Majorie Pay Hinckley was married to President Gordon B. Hinckley for 67 years, and she kept pace with God’s prophet every step of the way.

Sister Hinckley was known for her gentleness and wisdom, and those characteristics shine through in this beautiful quote she shared.

“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.”

 

 

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Wendy

Sunday 12th of September 2021

Majorie Pay Hinckley Did not say this! It is from Nadine Miner Hobby. See this article https://www.ldsliving.com/Peanut-butter-at-the-pearly-gates-What-a-quote-misattributed-to-Sister-Hinckley-teaches-about-Latter-day-Saint-myths/s/94317