The Passing of our Prophet

I've struggled a little bit lately as to what kind of news/happenings/events I want to post about on my blog. I struggle because I'm always a little hesitant to talk about truly personal things. It's just easier to write (and probably more enjoyable to read) funny, random stories about the inner-workings of our crazy family. Today, however, I decided that I'm going to post about things that are important to me.

One of those things is the passing of President Gordon B. Hinckley, prophet and president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

So if you didn't know before, you do now, I'm a Mormon. (Most of you know that but I have to assume that people I don't know stumble across my blog, just as I oh so quietly blurk other random blogs out there. )

Anyway, I loved President Hinckley. I loved his smile, his unwavering faith, his love for the Lord, and I loved his wit, probably most of all.

I'm grateful for my knowledge that life doesn't end with death so I'm thankful that he is now with family members who have already moved on.

He will be greatly missed.


Natalie said...

I put some thoughts on my blog as well. I almost used the same picture you did. I thought it was perfect to show his personality. Wasn't he amazing? Thank you for sharing.

Jaeson and Traci Repscher said...

I totally agree with you on what an extraordinary person President Hinckley was. One of my favortie things about his was his obvious love and dedication to Sister Hinckley. He adored her and I am so grateful for that example. It makes me happy to know that they are now together after him living so many years without her.

Adrienne said...

I think everyone appreciated his humor most of all...and do you know why I thought he was so special? Because even mom and dad thought he was great....and that is saying a lot. :)

Do you want to know something so crappy and lame, but I really did think it when I found out he passed away. I thought, "Oh great-we just got Kate to learn the prophet's name and now we have to tell her he died and teach her a new name!" I know, I'm so lame....but I'm just keeping it real.

I think this was a great post.

Jessica said...

ditto :)