Monday, January 28, 2008


I'm not sure why I was so shocked last night when I heard of the death of President Gordon B. Hinckley. This dear, 97-year old man, finally passed away after an amazing life of service. My BIL, Brian, called and I just knew what had happened by Steven's side of the conversation and I couldn't help but cry. All day today I've been catching myself thinking about the great legacy he has left behind (-and then cry some more) which then lead my thoughts to my life ... and lots of inadequacy.

I'm so thankful for such a wonderful leader, teacher and prophet. I can only imagine his reception in heaven. I'm grateful I had the opportunity of meeting him on occasion, and I'm eternally thankful for being a member of this wonderful church. The truthfulness of its gospel is what keeps me going on some days.

Video added 12/12/2008


Heidi Kjar said...

Thanks for your tribute. Wasn't he so amazing? I will miss him dearly too.

Audra said...

When I called and told Mike at work, he said, "Man, that was unexpected." And I said,"....well, he was 97!" For some reason, we kind of thought he'd never die! He was like the energizer bunny that kept on going!

It is so neat to see so many people pay tribute to him on their blogs. He has touched so many lives! He was a true phophet of God and I will miss him.

Andrea said...

Amen to your comments. He was such a wonderful person. I already miss him, but look forward to getting to know a new prophet.

Ashley said...

We were all so blessed by his love and service! What a wonderful man!

janet said...

well said. We all love him and we'll miss him!

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