Our dear President Hinckley passed away on Sunday night. It is as though I have lost a dear friend. His passing is both bitter and sweet-bitter to lose his humor, love, and devotion to the gospel and sweet that he is now reunited with his beloved wife. He will forever have a tender place in my heart, and the words he has spoken change my life time and time again. It was during his time as a prophet that I gained my testimony.
After I found out, I called Carter in to tell him. I explained that he died and that his spirit went to live with Heavenly Father again. Whenever we talk about bodies not working any more and spirits going to Heaven- he still gets a little confused (but sometimes the conversations are rather funny to be honest). Anyway, I explained that sometimes our bodies just get really old and tired and they stop working and that was the case with President Hinckley. A few minutes later Carter very sweetly asked "Mom...did bad guys get him?" I am pretty sure President Hinckley would have thought that it was as funny as I did.