21 March 2017
Tuesday night I went and talked to the 8th ward Relief Society's Birthday party. I spoke on "Covenant Keeping women." This is one quote that I gave that I love.
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 Sisters Schenk's lawn. I
want to be there with a smudge of
peanut butter on my skirt 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.
The sisters said they really enjoyed my talk and I hope they felt the spirit that I felt as I gave the talk. I was a special speaker representing the Temple Presidency and most of the 8th ward knew me. It was good because at the end of May I will be moving into our new home which will be in that ward. It was good for me to meet the sisters early and I felt so loved by all of them. David Brown was awesome to help me get my Power Point ready on the TV screen. It turned out to be a beautiful night thanks to every ones help.