We always go to church, but today I just couldn't. I'd been fending off a cold for weeks, and with no "sick" days I decided to stay home for myself today. So I did. I watched 12 hours of Anne of Green Gables -- the entire series. So touched by what a great story it is, and how it wills you to be a better person.
And then I came out to the news about President Hinckley. I am such a mess inside about it. Of course, it doesn't help that I've spent watching 12 hours of girl drama. For those of you not of my faith -- President Hinckley is the prophet of our church. He's been in the first presidency since before I can remember and he was sustained as prophet my freshman year of college. I have had such a huge testimony of him. It's hard to imagine how I could love a man as much as my grandfather who I have only met once, and even then it was very briefly -- but I do feel as if a member of my own family has passed away.
I am so grateful for his service, and I can only imagine the reunion for him in heaven. SO many people have been helped by him. I hope the media catches this story and people around the world realize what an amazingly loving and giving man he was.