Honoring President Hinckley

>> Sunday, January 27, 2008

As I was getting my boys to bed I pulled up the KSL site, and was reading when I came to the heading saying that President Hinckley had passed I couldn't believe what I was reading and it took a while to soak in. He had more energy at his age than I do at my age sometimes! He was able to make everyone laugh and made life seem easy. My heart goes out to all the people whose lives he has touched, including my own. I feel so fortunate to have had his influence in my life as I went through the adolescent and young adult years. Not only will he be missed by his family and members of the church, he will also be missed by the whole world. How happy I feel for him to be reunited with his dear wife, and our Father in heaven what a blessed thing.
I remember attending a General Young Woman's meeting. I invited an inactive girl in our ward to come with. As we headed down with our leaders we just talked about the random everyday things. We were able to be there in the tabernacle in Salt Lake for the meeting When he walked in the door everyone stood up and with no music playing we sang, "We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet." The Spirit was so strong that tear started running down our checks. I was so grateful to know that I stood in the presence of a true prophet. On the drive home the conversation changed to a much more spiritual setting. With this I am sad with the passing of our Phophet, but I am also at peace knowing that we will always have a prophet to teach us, and lead us in the right direction, and that he will be renited with our Heavenly Father. He was a wonderful man and showed this world what the LDS church was all about. He was loving, kind and Patient somethings I surely need to work on. He showed the world gratitude and the true meaning of being Christ-Like. We will all miss you and in your honor I will strive to live by your teachings.

2 comments:

Ashlee January 28, 2008 at 11:25 AM  

You said it all. I had to post my feelings too. What a man to remember!!!

. January 29, 2008 at 1:18 PM  

President Hinckley has done so much for so many. I honor him as a prophet, and friend. He specially loved the youth of the church. He has been a super optimistic in the face of some of the most troubling times this world has ever faced.

I found a site honoring him, where anyone can go to and leave a message in tribute to his memory.

The site is:
http://honoringpresidenthinckley.blogspot.com/2008/01/honoring-president-gordon-b.html