every sunday, i want to write something spriritual, something uplifting, something good. today however my mind is empty, and i seem to be crying a lot for some reason. must be the lack of sun for the last three weeks. need sun...now.
when i posted the gordon b hinckley quote in one of my last posts, i cried as i read it. i cried as i typed. what a big baby i am. i am missing him.
however, just want to make it clear, i love thomas s monson. in fact when we were at general conference years ago with some friends and all of our kids, we happened to see him in the joseph smith building, getting on the elevator. as soon as i saw him, i broke down in tears. right in the middle of the lobby, people were probably wondering what was wrong with me.
i knew it, i felt it. he was special.
president hinckley is just my prophet, and my kid's prophet. he is my favorite. i remember my girls practicing for the dance jubilee which was a celebration of hundreds of youth in the honda center in connection with the dedication of the newport beach temple, and how my girls were touched when they saw him from afar, and how sweet he was when he raised his cane in thanks to all of these youth who had practiced all summer on a hot soccer field in mission viejo for an event which they would never forget. the numerous hours of practice were long and hard. however, it all was worth it. i remember how the girls were so excited to be somewhat close to where he was sitting in the arena, and actually had a good view of him. that was what they talked about afterwards, with excitement in their voices. they talked about how they felt and how happy and thrilled they were to participate in something so huge. something that was a once in a lifetime opportunity. makes me happy to think about it.
i remember when president hinckley would speak. his voice resonates in my mind. i can still hear him. i listened intently, usually with wet eyes.
he is something really special.
"We must live as true followers of the Christ, with charity toward all, returning good for evil, teaching by example the ways of the Lord, and accomplishing the vast service He has outlined for us."