Monday, January 28, 2008

Together Again

I was so sad to hear of our great Prophets passing. I waited with great anticipation for conference to hear his reassuring voice, his words of strength, conviction, and faith. What a great example of selfless sacrifice and quiet service. I remember in college one night a bunch of us freshman rode the bus to salt lake and spent the night sleeping in line to hear general conference. It was such a thrill to see the prophet for the first time in person. Only a few months later he came to Monticello, (my hometown) to check out a spot for a brand new idea. The small temple. I will never forget the dedication ceremony, or watching him cement the cornerstone that same day. Monticello was sort of a proto-type to see how this new small temple thing would work. It was nothing short of genius. I have benefitted from the small temples everywhere we have lived. Louisville Kentucky, Oklahoma City, and now in Anchorage too. What a massive legacy he leaves with us, and again how sad for us to have lost him, but so awesome for him to be with his wife again!

6 comments:

Cathy said...

I love your pictures of him. He was always smiling. I have such a strange mix of emotions today. I am very happy he is reunited with his sweet wife.

King Family said...

Thanks mags. As I have read various tributes on blogs, and in the news it is pretty neat to make the connection of his massive temple effort. I think we have all been affected in some way by a Temple he brought to us. At a time when our church has never been so large and could feel a little less personal, he made it about the individual member.

Jamie said...

of all the posts i've seen on pres. hinkley, i love your title the most!!!

chanceandbrooke said...

Maggie- I have been slowly getting into the blogging thing and I noticed your link on Brooke and Chad's blog. It is good to see you and your adorable family!! I can't believe how fast time goes by. It seems like not so long ago we were neighbors in Indy. Good times!! Glad to hear that you are "enjoying the ride!!" I could say the same for us for sure!! Hope to hear from you soon!
brooke_allred@hotmail.com

Strupp Family said...

Thanks Maggie. I wish I could do a tribute, too, and put it so eloquently. What a wonderful man and prophet he was.

PS I tagged you. Check my blog. I always love to hear your answers!

Haley said...

Mags,
Thanks for talking with me today. It always buts a smile on my face when I can talk to my sisters, and it is even better when it is an hour and twenty minute conversation.
Mags The older I get the more and more you become an inspiration to me. I love ya!!
Thanks for being my bossy older sister, I wouldn't have it any other way.

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