Till we meet again...


I know this is a common blogging topic today, so I had to add my thoughts on the passing of President Hinckley. When we heard the news late last night I was shocked and then very sad. Tyler and I spent the night with the kids trying to explain that President Hinckley had died and returned to be with our Heavenly Father. They both tried to comprehend what that meant and came up with their own conclusions...which were actually kind of funny. Their comprehensions were both very sweet and innocent!

Nick: "I love President Hinckely and Jesus and I am glad that he will be in heaven. Do they get a new President of the Church? (We told him yes) Good, the new President of the church will be my dad"

Kylee: "That is sad mom but kind of cool. That means we get two new Presidents, a new President of the United States and a President of the Church. (We are way to into politics around here!) Will they have a debate before they pick the new President of the Church?

They both made me laugh and I love their innocence. I have spent the morning listening to KSL talk radio and have enjoyed hearing members of the Church talk about the kind of man President Hinckley was. I looked forward to his talks every conference and loved to hear his sense of humor. Those that knew him well said he was a very down to earth man who always made you feel comfortable. He will be greatly missed but always respected. He has been the only Prophet that I have really known and will always hold a special place in my heart. He himself said that the Church will not even skip a beat after he is gone but will continue to go forth with faith. I believe that is true but for today I am enjoying reflecting on His life and feeling his spirit! I love this man and what he stood for. I smile as I think of the wonderful reunion in heaven as he was reunited with his wife and welcomed by many who have gone before him. What a wonderful man and a wonderful legacy! God be with you till we meet again!

7 comments:

McGiven Family.... said...

Are you trying to kill me. I am bawling my eyes out...thank you so much for the song. Seriously. Your children are so sweet--I love them.

Angela and Mike said...

I love the reactions your kids gave. They are so sweet and sincere. I'm sure glad it is easier to choose the president of our church than it is the president of our country! We love and will miss President Hinckley.

A Little Sass said...

Your kids are so cute. I am glad you wrote those down. They will be treasured thoughts in years to come. So sweet!

Sharon said...

I love what Kylee and Nick said. That is so cute. Will Tyler still remember all the relatives when he is the new prophet?? Thanks for sharing. You made me laugh and get teary eyed all in one blog.

Mindy said...

You are so right! Isn't the gospel just wonderful! It is so comforting, and we know that things will continue and the church will progress. It is sad, but I am sure that being with Marjorie is the best part of Heaven!

sherian & co. said...

Your family is amazing! What sweet kids, and how great that Nick would volunteer his Dad as the next prophet, it just shows that level of love he has for two special men in his life. Thanks for all your comments, it's always so good to hear from you.

Kellie said...

So sweet. Makes you wonder if they will remember this moment when they are older. Hopefully. He was a great man. Loved your post.