I don't want to write too much, I don't feel like I have the right words to describe what President Hinckley means to me. I had the opportunity to meet him when I was a teen when he set my Grandpa apart as a mission president. I remember 2 things more than anything. One was his spunk. He was so full of life, he seemed to skip into the room. I also remember that when he put his hand on my shoulder to talk to me, I could feel his love for me so strongly. I was amazed that someone could love me so much without even really knowing me. I could feel the Spirit testifying to me so clearly that he was a prophet of God. It is an experience I will never forget.
I know the world was a better place with him in it, and I know that I have become a better person by following his example and teachings.