Monday, January 28, 2008

President Gordon B. Hinckley


I have been so blessed to be born into this world a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Today I had the privilege of realizing just how lucky I have been to be a student of Gordon B. Hinckley. Our beloved prophet passed away last night at the age of 97 with almost 13 years of service to our Church as Prophet and more than 50 years in other various Church callings. I spent a lot of last night and today in tears, I will truly miss him. I feel like I knew him personally, almost like a grandfather. But I can't help but smile every time I think of his reunion with his wife and other Prophets. I have been watching BYU-TV and I just love hearing all of the jokes he told throughout the years. One I remember was when my parents were at the fourth dedication of the SA,TX temple. President Hinckley asked one of the brethren of the Temple committee to come up. He then asked the brethren how old he was. I don't remember the actual age the brethren gave, but it was somewhere in the seventies. President Hinckley exclaimed, "Why you are just a spring chicken, I don't dare buy green bananas anymore." (Okay, so I am sure that those were not his exact words, but you get the drift). Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. President Hinckley, thank you so much for all your hard work and the humor and easy spirit you carried with you while carrying what had to be the most heavy of earthly callings. We love and miss you, you will never be forgotten.

3 comments:

California Dad, Samantha & Desiree said...

What a beautiful tribute to a heavenly man. We will miss our beloved prophet, too.

Anonymous said...

It is a beautiful tribute. Just remember Christi that love is a reason to celebrate, death is only temporary, and when we are reunited what a joyful reunion it will be love. I love you heart and soul!
Kim

Sarah said...

Hi gorgeous! It's Sarah from waaaaay back in the "Single's Ward." We need to get together! Your boys are so cute. And it sounds like you're really happy. Love you!

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