Saturday, February 02, 2008

President Hinckley...Until We Meet Again

This past week, we lost our beloved President...Gordon B. Hinckley (President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints). We are somewhat sad but at the same time overjoyed that he gets to rejoin his precious wife who passed on a few years ago.

Regardless if you share our beliefs or not, you should know that President Hinckley was a generous man to all people. He was kind and had a wonderful sense of humor. He had such warmth in his voice, I loved to hear him speak. I found myself smiling and feeling my heart overflow with joy to hear his words.

On April 6, 2004 our family had the honor of going through the temple to be sealed for eternity as a family. That same day Sister Hinckley passed on and returned to walk with our Heavenly Father. We were so grateful that on the day we were sealed as a forever family, to have a better understanding of what that meant. We were sad for our beloved Prophet, but at the same time we were grateful for the knowledge to know it wasn't a forever goodbye, but simply a see you later. It has been almost 4 years and now they are together, walking hand in hand.

In Spring of 2005, we had the opportunity to see President Hinckley speak. Michael was blessed to have participated in the Youth Jubilee that was part of the celebration for the San Antonio Temple dedication. I know that being in his presence will forever be in Michael's heart, he will carry it for life.

As we watched his funeral today, our hearts were touched often by the words that many spoke. We are happy that him and his beloved wife are together again, what an example they were to us.

Farewell President Hinckley...but only for a time for surely we will see you again when it's our time to return as well. God be with you til we meet again.

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