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Gordon B. Hinckley

I tried to edit the YouTube video post following this one, but couldn't figure out how to, so I'll just create a new post to insert what I want to say. For those of you non-LDS people who peruse my blog, the president of our church recently passed away. He was a remarkable man who lived to be 97 years old and was a good person and inspired many people, including me, to want to be better. I loved President Hinckley and will greatly miss his example and leadership of our church, but am so thrilled for him to be reunited with his sweet wife, Marjorie Pay Hinckley. I shed some tears on Sunday night when I got the news of his death, but have been so thrilled ever since, knowing that he is in the midst of Sister Hinckley, who died a few years ago, whom he has missed tremendously. True love. They were married for 67 years. I also wanted to refer to my sister's post about our prophet and her sister-in-law's. In addition, I received an email from a Dutch friend of mine (Grace) who now lives in Germany, who is also feeling the sadness as well as the joy as a result of President Hinckley's dying. People all over the world will be thinking of him and his family this week as the funeral will be on Saturday. I can hardly believe how little media coverage there has been over the passing of such a significant figure in the world, as he has greatly impacted the lives of thousands, even millions of people covering the globe.

Update: After writing this post, I have come across a few more friends who have commented on the loss of our dear prophet: Brook, Conni, Heidi, Lindsey R, Megan, Amanda, Mandi, Lisa, Holly, Bobbi, and more as I read them.

Comments

Maryanne said…
My friend in England said that there has not been one mention of this in ANY if their news - t.v. and newspapers. Nothing. I think that is pathetic. Such a rare and amazing man who has done so much good for the WORLD should be recognized by the world. A better man there will never be.
Madison said…
This Friday I'm going to his viewing with a couple of friends. It'll be hard, but special. He was such an inspiration to me; the news was very hard for me to take.
Lonna said…
Thanks so much for posting your last two posts. It makes me feel so good to hear of the love and respect that people had for our prophet. What a remarkable man.
Mandi said…
Kelly-

I loved your post and email Kelly. I wasn't sure how to express how I felt in a post. So, I felt inspired to re-post a previous post about him after I read your email. The feelings I have cannot be put into words.

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