Monday, January 28, 2008

President Hinckley

Last night while playing games with family I was shocked and saddened to hear that President Hinckley had died. I knew it was coming, but the news literally hit me like a tons of bricks. I do feel so blessed to know where he is and what will happen to the Church now. That is one of the things I love about being a member of the LDS faith. I know that when we die we will go on to a better place and be with loved ones.

President Hinckley was sustained a prophet when I was in 9th grade and I remember feeling and immediate connection and excitement. I had already learned to love this man, probably because he already had a love for all people. For some reason he reminded me a lot of my Grandpa Marchant and that sealed my affection for him. Each conference I looked forward to hearing from him and got to multiple times. I loved his continuous reminders to "raise the bar" and "do a little better." Once as part of family home evening, we hung a picture of the Savior and one of Pres. Hinckley on our back door. Every time I walked in and out of the kitchen his loving smile was always there to remind me that either a) I was doing a good job and to keep it or b) Come on, Ang, you can do a little better.

He will be sadly missed, but I am grateful I had the opportunity to get to know him a little and learn a lot from him.

(Isn't that a cute picture?? I found it on MSN's news story of Pres. H. death.)

1 comment:

Sherilyn said...

I was very sadden at the hearing of President Hinckley's passing but soon after I felt joy and peace knowing that I was able to be thaught by this great man and increase my tetimony of the Truthfulness of the gospel. What a joyous reunion that must be taking place with his eternal companion, Marjorie and all those who have gone on befor him