Sunday, January 27, 2008

President Gordon B. Hinckley 1910-2008



Today is a sad day in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Our beloved prophet Gordon B. Hinckley has died. Though he meets his wife Marjorie Pay Hinckley after years apart, we are left to grieve over our dear prophet who has brought so much joy, laughter, love and inspired guidance to us all. President Hinckley has been our prophet since 1995 but has been involved in church administration for 60+ years. He was a powerhouse of energy and faith. I for one will miss his genial smile, lately the way he raised his cane in farewell when he would be leaving General Conference, the self-deprecating way he would poke fun at himself and the way he inspired me to be better, always striving, to be the VERY best I could be. He was like a loving grandfather who knew we had more to give and lovingly chided us to do so. All my love to you President Hinckley and to your family.

5 comments:

Katie and Gary said...

Looks like you beat me on the post. You perfectly described our prophet. We will miss him so much!

Cote Corner said...

It's amazing what an impact he has had on all of our lives. You're right, he was like a grandfather to many of us. Such a cute "old man." I loved how he waved his cane at everyone. He'll be missed.

Holley, Dane Brien & Wesley Berry said...

Thank you!

Juliew8 said...

I had a good cry last night and now I can feel more happy for him. I love that his family knew and surrounded him as he slipped peacefully into the next life. I told McKell this morning and she was very concerned about who the next prophet would be. It's amazing at such a young age how important a prophet is.

Brittany said...

i must say, as sad as the news is - i am more happy that he gets to be with sister hinckley again. it's so great to know that families are forever.