Goodbye  

Posted by mindyluwho



Well I don't know if you can see this picture. I can't because my computer is not showing me pictures today. All I can see is a little white box with a red X in the middle.

It's a picture of President Gordon B. Hinckley. I will miss him. I will miss his humor. I will miss hearing him speak in General Conference. I feel a little emptiness in the world. I know that a new prophet will be sustained and I am ever grateful for that fact, but I will miss President Hinckley. I never got to meet him personally, but I was able to be in the same room with him when he came to our town to dedicate the temple. I cannot properly describe it, but will never forget the feeling I had when he walked into the room and I knew that I was in the presence of a prophet of God. It was glorious. He lived to be 97 years old...wow.

I am glad that he is now with his beautiful wife, Marjorie. I know he was lonely for her and I can just imagine their glorious reunion, I cried more over that than I did that he died, because even though I know why we are here and where we are going and that we will be with our loved ones again, I know what it's like to miss someone who has gone. My mom died a few years ago, and even though I know I will see her again, I miss her. I'm glad for him that the wait is over.

Goodbye President Hinckley.

God be with you till we meet again.

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8 said...

Yes, the picture is there!!!

A beautiful post--it will be a glorious reunion, won't it. He was a great man.

I, too, am grateful that we go forward as a Church being led by another Prophet. We are so blessed.

January 28, 2008 at 9:32 AM

We are blessed

The hymn "I thank thee O god for a Prophet" has been in my heart and head all day. I'm sure it has for many. What a sweet good man, I'm happy he is with his Marjorie.

January 28, 2008 at 10:31 AM

Shortly after he was called to be President, he sopke at a youth conference here. I was a teenager and have never forgotten the feeling that was in the room that day.

January 28, 2008 at 1:10 PM

It's getting blurry in here again. Thank you for such a sweet tribute to President Hinckley. I know what you mean about the feeling when he walked into the room. He definitely was a prophet.

January 28, 2008 at 2:56 PM

I will miss President Hinckley. He is such a great man and a great prophet. I too am glad he has been reunited with Marjorie. I'm sure that was a fun and happy reunion!

I enjoyed your daily dose post. I especially enjoyed the mention of chocolate since I'm thinking of eating brownies for breakfast. I'll eat healthy food later. :-)

January 29, 2008 at 5:53 AM

I thought I had done all of my crying yesterday, but I teared up again reading your beautiful post. I dearly loved him too, and I'm so happy he is with his sweetheart now! :)

January 29, 2008 at 5:59 AM

Beautiful post. Thank you. =)

January 29, 2008 at 10:19 AM

you voiced my thoughts so well, down to the temple dedication. i felt such a personal connection to president hinckley; i really feel like i have lost someone close to me. i will miss him terribly, even though i will fully sustain the new prophet.

January 30, 2008 at 5:22 PM

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