Monday, January 28, 2008
President Hinkley's passing
Last night I had all the primary teachers in our ward over for an inspirational teacher development night. It was a great evening and I appreciated all those teachers who came. During the breakout session of the meeting we got notice of President Gordon B. Hinkley's passing. He passed away at 7:00 p.m. incident of old age. He was the 15th President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have really had a special liking to him. I remember when I was a young adult I was singing at a fireside that he was going to be speaking at (he was the first counselor in the first presidency at the time). I just so happen to sit directly behind him on the stand. He and his wife turned around before the fireside started and talked directly to me- yes me- I felt so loved! He and his wife were so personable and funny- talking about their love of ice cream at night. I will always remember that experience! MANY YEARS later my second daughter Madalyn was born on his birthday ( June 23rd). Madalyn has always prided herself on having the same birthday as the prophet. Good bye President Hinkley! Now you are reunited with your lovely wife! We will miss you!