Sunday, January 27, 2008


Grandma Tillie just called to tell us that President Hinckley died tonight. She saw it on the news. We were kind of shocked. I mean, he was 97, but he hasn't been particularly sickly as of late (at least not to our knowledge). I felt really sad for a minute, but then I said to Taylor, "You know, this isn't really the type of thing we should be sad about. We should just feel so happy that he gets to be with Marjorie now and we should feel so thankful that we got to have him as our prophet for so long." So I am feeling happy and thankful. As a Mormon, I believe that God talks to His children through prophets. And I know Gordon B. Hinckley was a true prophet. He was the prophet all through my teenage and college years--obviously a very formative time in my life. President Hinckley's testimony and leadership strengthened my faith in Jesus Christ.

4 comments:

danielle said...

You know Trav and I kind of had the same conversation. They were re-counting several things from President Hinckley's life on the news tonight, and we just thought about how great it was that he was so personal and visual in the church and such a part of our lives, that although he will be missed, his death isn't sad. What a blessing that we were able to know him so well through his service and work.

lori said...

amen. Similar conversation in our house. What a DEAR man. So glad he's with his wife and free of pain. (97!!)

Barb said...

What a lovely tribute for our dear prophet. I loved him so much and I too, was a mixture of emotions last night when I heard. I am joyful that he is reunited with Marjorie and I can only imagine the welcome such a faithful servant received when he came home.

andrew & brittani said...

I love that we have that memory of him in Kirtland. One of many highlights of the mission.