Tuesday, January 29, 2008

He Will be Missed!

The Prophet of our church(The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints)passed away on Sunday evening (Jan. 27, 2008). When I received the news, I had a lump in my throat & my eyes were wet. He was 97 years old & enjoyed an incredible life. It was full of service & love. President Hinckley was the 15th Prophet of our church. There have been a few prophets during my life span but President Hinckley is the one I remember best. This is the Prophet Tanner & Carter will remember from their childhood. President Hinckley represented all that was good in the world. He was upbeat, funny, happy, full of optimism, & had a twinkle in his eye! I will always remember him as the Prophet who shared the 6 B's(Be Clean, Be Kind, Be Still, Be Smart, Be prayerful, Be Humble). He also introduced the Family Proclamation to the World. I am so grateful for that proclamation & all that it means & helps me to strive for each day as I raise my boys. My boys will remember him as the Temple Prophet. While he was the Prophet, many smaller Temples (& some big ones)were built so more saints around the world could enjoy the blessings of the Temple. President Hinckley even dedicated our Sacramento Temple.
I have had mixed emotions as I have thought about his passing this week. He will be missed here on earth but I am so happy that he has returned to our Heavenly Father & that he is able to be with his Sweet wife again. I have a testimony of the gospel & I am so grateful for this modern day prophet.

7 comments:

katie said...

He was great. His funeral will be amazing I'm sure.

katie said...

He was great. His funeral will be amazing I'm sure.

Stephanie said...

Even though he was 97 years old, it's still hard to believe that he's passed away. We will miss him, too.

TheVasquez3 said...

this is a major loss. your post was so beautiful. i had such a hard time finding the words when i posted about his passing on my blog.

TheVasquez3 said...

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TheVasquez3 said...

you are welcome.

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Danny & Stephanie said...

This is the link to our blogspot. I tried to email you but it came back. Maybe I have the wrong email address for you.
http://ourhalfdozen07.blogspot.com/

Stephanie Torgersen
danny@dstcapital.com