1.28.2008

...Till We Meet Again...

When I found out last night of the passing of our dear prophet, I was actually filled with joy, rather than sadness. Of course, he will be sorely missed here on earth. But I remember a quote from our October 2004 Conference, just a few short months after his beloved wife had died, that comforted me. President Hinckley said, "My children and I were at her bedside as she slipped peacefully into eternity. As I held her hand and saw mortal life drain from her fingers, I confess I was overcome. Before I married her, she had been the girl of my dreams, to use the words of a song then popular. She was my dear companion for more than two-thirds of a century, my equal before the Lord, really my superior. And now in my old age, she has again become the girl of my dreams." I love that! He is now with her again and how happy they must be! Their love story is such an inspiriation to me. I try to model my own marriage after theirs. I love him and am eternally grateful for the many things he accomplished for us in his life. Rather than mourn, we'll be celebrating a life well-lived in our home.

3 comments:

Laurie, the girls & Scott said...

Monica - that's exactly the quote I thought of when he died too. Thanks for posting it. I wanted to look it up to read it again. We'll miss them both.

Alphabet Malone said...

I was so sad to hear that had died but know that he will be so happy to be with his loving wife again.

Mike and Ashleigh said...

i love the quote you posted. it is so cute how much he loved his wife. I am glad you posted it, it makes everything a little easier. They will be missed.