We were at my parent's house this evening for dinner and my brother received a text message that President Hinkley had passed away. My first thought was disbelief. We said, turn on the computer. Let's verify this. I remember hearing through an email when President Hunter died. I had thought that was a joke...I mean he'd just been put in less than a year before. It's funny how much of a difference a decade makes. In 1995, I was living in Russia. We had email, but not so much internet.
When the reality hit me that we don't joke around with news that the prophet died, I felt a stab of pain in my heart. I just love President Hinkley. He has been such a great part of my life. Pretty much my entire adult life. I will miss him. I am so happy for him that he is now with his wife and experiencing another part of eternity.