Celebrating Womanhood Giveaway

I’m not really a writer so I thought I’d share a couple of my favorite quotes by Marjorie Hinckley and then offer a giveaway.  Marjorie Hinckley was the perfect example of the kind of woman I want to become.

We are all in this together. We need each other. Oh, how we need each other. Those of us who are old need you who are young, and hopefully, you who are young need some of us who are old…We need deep and satisfying and loyal friendships with each other. These friendships are a necessary source of sustenance.

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 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.

We women have a lot to learn about simplifying our lives. We have to decide what is important and then move along at a pace that is comfortable for us. We have to develop the maturity to stop trying to prove something. We have to learn to be content with what we are.

Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, “Wow what a ride!” 


Celebrating Womanhood Giveaway – I’ve got 2 great books to giveaway to 1 winner. Motherhood Matters & Through His Eyes.
Open to US only.
Ends 10/4/12



 
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