Sunday, January 27, 2008

He will be missed.

It was so bitter-sweet hearing the news of President Hinkley's passing. I really loved him and was not looking forward to losing his amazing talks, his sweet sense of humor, and his adorable countenence. However, one of my favorite quotes of his makes my heart soar during this time.

(Speaking of his wife, Marjorie):

“Before I married her, she was the girl of my dreams,” he said. “She was my dear companion for more than two thirds of a century, my equal before the Lord – really my superior. Now in my old age, she has again become the girl of my dreams.”

This brought tears to my eyes when I heard him say it, and it brings tears to my eyes now. I am so thrilled that he is once again with the girl of his dreams...

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.

1 comment:

Jen Petty said...

He definitely will be missed. What an amazing man. He is the prophet I pretty much grew up with. It is nice to know though that he is with his sweetheart now.