Monday, January 28, 2008

He Will Be Missed


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.

5 comments:

brooke said...

Technically I think you were a PRE-TEEN. . . :)

I really like the last sentence you wrote. Thanks for sharing.

Jace & Erin said...

I absolutely love that picture of him. I just love HIM! He's so good. I felt really sad when I saw it on the news today. I stayed up late last night to see if it would be on the news... no luck. But when they talked about it today, it was just a quick sentence "The president of the Mormon church has passed away at the age of 97." It's so sad that so many people never knew how good this man was. That's such a good experience that you had! Thats so awesome.

Kristen and Shawn said...

He will be missed, but i am sure he is glad to see his wife again.

k.c. said...

Thanks for sharing that experience. I love to hear personal stories about Pres. Hinckely.

The House's said...

Lindsey I tagged you so you have to go to my blog and copy and paste it to yours then replace my answers with yours, enjoy:)