I have learned over the few short years that I’ve been a mother, that I need the example of women who inspire me. Women who are successful. Women who are kind, gentle, and caring. Most of all though, women who are dedicated mothers. Having other women pave the way and remind me that although it is a hard, seemingly thankless job…that it is absolutely all worth it. That my work is important.
One such woman was Marjorie Hinckley, married to Gordon B Hinckley. She lived a full life as a wonderful wife, mother and friend. Her example continues to live on for mothers, like myself, who need to be reminded that the simple things really are great things.
“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.” –Marjorie Pay Hinckley