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.