Sunday, January 27, 2008

"hail to the prophet, ascended to heaven!"

the beloved prophet and president of the church of jesus christ of latter-day saints, gordon b. hinckley, passed away tonight at the age of 97. my heart is broken, yet rejoicing. what a tremendous man! president hinckley has been the prophet of the mormon church for the last 12 years; half of my high school career and the whole of my adult life... it goes without saying that this man has had an incredible influence on me and i love him with all of my heart. i can just picture him right now, walking arm-in-arm with his sweet wife, marjorie... cracking silly jokes for her. i thank my God for such a special man to guide us through this era of our lives.

9 comments:

Nate, Morgan and Asher said...

beautifully said!

Jessica said...

What a sweet tribute. Very well put.

Orange Peanut said...

Thank you for your post!!!

Danielle said...

After posting my thoughts and feelings about President Hinckley, I decided to do an Internet search to learn more about how others felt about him.

He, indeed, was an amazing man. My heart is also broken. It hardly seems possible that our prophet could pass away. I miss him already. Yet, like you said, it's also a time to rejoice as he is now reunited with Heavenly Father and his beloved wife Marjorie.

We will miss you dear prophet! God bless you, until we meet again!

Kadi said...

Very well said Whit. I couldn't agree more. What an amazing man and so influential throughout my "caring about church stuff" years. He is greatly missed.

Alexandra and Benjamin said...

Amen, friend.

joshandemily said...

I agree, we are so blessed to have been alive during his generation.

Julia Wade said...

what a wonderful blessing he was to us. thanks for the post.

also, i am SUPER jealous you get to run with my girls. yes, i am possessive! ;) they are absolutely wonderful. enjoy them.

The Bells said...

Well done.