Wednesday, December 10, 2008

In remembrance and a tribute

I just wanted to make this post about Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin who passed away this last week. He was a great leader and I really looked up to him. It always makes me sad when a church leader passes away. Though, I always imagine what it is like when they pass through the veil. How fantastic it must be for them knowing that they served the Lord so diligently. I bet everyone who is on the other side is so excited and overjoyed to be in his presence. How happy he must be to be with his wife again. We will miss you Elder Wirthlin.

I also want to make a post about President Gordon B. Hinckley. I know this post is almost a year late. I think though that I have finally accepted that he is not with us here on earth. I was really sad when he passed because I honestly thougth that he was going to live until he was 100. He was "my prophet." I grew up with him as my prophet. I wish that I could have met him. When I think of junior high and high school I think of him and his guidance and direction to the youth. I think of the "6 Be's" and how they truly shaped my decisions and guided me. I felt like he was a friend. I didn't really think of him as a high up leader, he was truly a friend even though I never met him. Honestly, whenever I made decisions, whether they ended up good or bad, I thought of "follow the prophet" and I imagined him. He really impacted my life. I miss him.

Even though President Hinckley has passed I now continue that love for our new President, President Monson.

1 comment:

McKenzie said...

Great post. I LOVED both of these men. Elder Wirthlin's talk "Come what may and love it" has become one of my favorites. Especially now since he passed away.