While I know I need to update on all the fun things we've been up to...my heart has been so heavy today that I find the need to dedicate a special post to our beloved Prophet,
Gordon B. Hinckley
SALT LAKE CITY 27 January 2008 President Gordon B. Hinckley, who led The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through twelve years of global expansion, has died at the age of 97.President Hinckley was the 15th president in the 177-year history of the Church and had served as its president since 12 March 1995.The Church president died at his apartment in downtown Salt Lake City at 7:00 p.m. Sunday night from causes incident to age. Members of his family were at his bedside. A successor is not expected to be formally chosen by the Church’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles until after President Hinckley’s funeral within the next few days.
I am so grateful for this man! After hearing of his passing last night, I have been filled with such a different kind of sadness. How can you be sad for a man who has devoted his life to Heavenly Father and is MOST DEFINATELY reaping the rewards now?! Some have described it as bittersweet, and I would have to agree. The world is going to miss this Man of God and will remember all that he has done for it.
I have thought so much of his reunion with his love, his wife Marjorie Pay Hinckley. What a sweet sweet reunion that must have been.
President Hinckley was the only prophet I have ever known. After being baptized in 2000, I have grown to deeply love this man and admire and cherish all that he has taught me. I will miss him and hope to live my life as he did, dedicated to God and family!
I'm so grateful for a Gospel that ensures that we will be with our families forever and will see those we love again! What a blessing!