Monday, January 28, 2008

President Hinckley


I love this man.

There comes a prophet only once in a while that can touch you like this man did. Words can not even do him justice. The whole world loved him, whether they were members or not.

I will definitely feel a void now with him gone. I almost feel sorry for the next president of the church. How can anyone even compare? The apostles are all great men but I feel for who ever is next. What must he be feeling? How could anyone fill Pres. Hinckley's shoes like he did!? I know that who ever comes next is destined for great things but man, how scary!

I want who are out there to know that I know this man was a prophet. I would follow him anywhere he wanted me to. I will try throughout my life to do everything he told us to do. I want to be able to hang out with him someday. To make that happen, I have a lot of work and improvement to do!

After I heard the news of his passing, I tried to imagine what it was like on the other side as everyone came to welcome him home! The emotion I felt when I imagined this made me cry. I wish I could have been there to see it. I imagined Jesus there with a huge smile on his face, his arms open wide saying "well done, my good and faithful servant!"

We love you, Gordon B. Hinckley! We can't wait to see you again!

3 comments:

Yolanda said...

A wonderful tribute...A wonderful life...A wonderful example to follow...

Great post!
xo yolanda

S'mee said...

I love this man very much. I will miss him tremendously. That said, I am confident that "little Tommy Monson"* will bring us a Spirit of welcome and love as did President Hinckley. I am sure his burden is great right now, I pray for him as well. I am SO grateful to a Heavenly Father who guides this church.

thanks you for your tribute.

*Whenever I hear Pres. Monson I hear his voice retelling a story about his boyhood where he refers to himself as "little Tommy Monson", it broke my heart then as it does, especially, now.

Jennie said...

this is a beautiful tribute!

beloved... yes, he is beloved!