Sunday, January 27, 2008

A Day for Me

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.

3 comments:

  1. After the initial shock of the news, I'm mostly filled with gratitude that he's with his wife again. I adore her perhaps even more than I love him, and it had to be so difficult for them to be apart.

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  2. I think that we all feel like we lost a family member. So very sad. But, in a way, it's very happy and exciting for him. I am sure he appreciates the brief rest. :)

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  3. I love Anne of Avonlea... I mean Cordelia. She is a kindred spirit. I always wanted to be her....

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