Six LDS Writers and A Frog

Sunday, January 27, 2008

A Fond Farwell and a Glorious Welcome

Today as we say goodbye to a great man, a true leader, and a faithful example to everyone he came in contact with, the spirits in heaven are undoubtedly shouting hosannas as they welcome back one of their own. And, as many have said before what a reunion it must be between President and Marjorie Hinckley. I leave the rest of this blog for you to share your memories, thoughts, and wishes.


At 1/28/2008 11:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I heard he had passed away, one of the first thoughts I had was what a glorious reunion must be going on in heaven! I'll miss him too.

At 1/28/2008 12:56 PM, Blogger Jeff Savage said...

As I listened today on KSL to people remembering the prophet, what struck me was how proud I was to be part of a religion represented by such a wonderful, yet down to earth, person. He was a great, great example of what a true follower of Christ should be.

At 1/28/2008 1:53 PM, Blogger Stephanie Black said...

What an incredible man, and what a fantastic legacy he left us! He had such a warm, down-to-earth way of teaching us, lifting us and encouraging us to do better.

At 1/28/2008 1:59 PM, Anonymous mean aunt said...

To be honest, my first thoughts were, "Good for him!" He certainly fought the good fight.

My kids were very sad--he is the only prophet they have ever known.

At 1/28/2008 2:26 PM, Blogger Jon said...

Something relevant to the bloggers here.

He appeared to be talking about journalists, still, it makes you wonder... From the New York times article here:

"All writers should be put in a box and thrown in the sea."

I think we'll all miss his sense of humor and wit, along with his goodness. =)

At 1/28/2008 5:39 PM, Blogger Lucy Eliza said...

I went to the last conference. When he came in the room without being told or even thinking I stood with everyone else in the conference center. I remember standing there watching as he shook hands with his apostles and friends and emotion swooped over me. It was probably at that moment that I really knew he was a prophet and that I was a part of something so grand and special.

I know he's in a better place, but I already miss him. He's the only president I've ever known.

At 1/28/2008 5:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The first time I heard Pres. Hinckley speak in person I was touched by the manner he addressed us. Rather than the "You must..." or "You should..." I had come to expect, he said how much he appreciated the way we were striving to do the right things like read scriptures and pray and live the commandments. It was so refreshing and uplifting. Then, at the session of the Boston temple dedication that I attended, he mentioned going to see the graves of the first Hinckley settlers. He choked up with emotion as he spoke of them. It was very touching.

Marlene Austin


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