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!