Thursday, January 31, 2008

Gordon B Hinckley: Man & Prophet

I know, I failed to address the passing of Gordon B. Hinckley, our beloved prophet. I feel guilty about it, too. I have never been an eloquent writer/speaker and all the posts I have read have said it so beautifully already. I didn't know what to say that would do justice to the amazing life and accomplishments this man has had. In not doing so, I now feel like I am dishonoring him.

So, today I honor this sweet man and Prophet of God,
in my own way.

Thank you for bringing so many temples to the world,
especially Sacramento:

Thank you for showing the world who we are:

Thank you for sharing your talents:

My Redeemer Lives
Hymn # 135

I know that my Redeemer lives,
Triumphant Savior, Son of God
Victorious over Pain and death,
My King,my Leader, and my Lord
He lives, my one sure rock of Faith,
The one bright hope of men on earth,
The beacon to a better way,
The light beyond the veil of death.
Oh, give me thy sweet spirit still,
The peace that comes alone from thee,
The faith to walk the lonely road
That leads to thine eternity.

Thank you for your example of True Love.
I know you are with your dear companion, Marjorie, now:

Thank you for not acting your age, and making me smile on so many occasions:

Thank you for your sense of humor and reminding me to laugh once in a while:

Thank you for the new podium at the conference center.
I will think of you each conference time and I will read it's story to my children.

Thank you for the six B's. I stitched them and hung on it on my sons wall.
They are simple and to the point.

Thank you for your inspirational words and spiritual uplifting over the last 13 years.

You will be dearly missed. I honor you.


Misty said...

How awesome....I love all your pictures! =)

BTW, I love how you are adding new posts constantly! I love to read them!

Julie said...

Wow Steph! Thank you for that! You might think you do not have a way with words but you wrote that perfectly. We were very blessed to have had him as our prophet for 13 years. I will never forget the time I watched him water his plants on his balcony when I was working at the COB. He is an amazing man!

Misty said...

I stole some of your pictures....I hope you don't mind! =)

Stephanie said...

I don't mind at all! The first one was borrowed off a blog I read. I Hope she doesn't mind heither!

I am trying to be better about posting!

Stephanie said...

heither???? I mean...either.

Unknown said...

This may come off as strange though none the less and however I came across the same photograph of Gordon Hinkly used first at the very top of sister Stephanie's posted presentation. Which when trying to search this framed photograph online I wound up concluding my search on this very posting. My reason now though for this message is I would like to feel certain this photograph be hung where it would be most greatly appreciated and admired.