President Gordon B. Hinckley
23 June 1910 - 27 January 2008
The death of President Hinckley is bittersweet. He is the only prophet I have known, and as such, has been instrumental in shaping who I am and the decisions I make. My testimony has grown because of his unwavering optimism and firm knowledge of God's plan. I feel like a family member has passed through the veil. It is heart-wrenching to know I will not hear his witty sense of humor or Spirit-driven guidance this April, but a tender mercy to know he is reunited with our Father and with his wife and that I may join them when the time comes.