Our beloved Prophet, Gordon B. Hinckley, passed away last night in his home. He was 97 years old and his wife had already past, so it shouldn't come as a huge surprise or tragedy. But having served as the President of the church for 13 years, and having been the voice of earlier prophets not well enough to speak, he has been SUCH an influence to so many for what feels like my whole lifetime. I feel like he's my prophet. As my sister, Lacy said, he's the first prophet we really listened to. The one that we really gained our testimony of the gospel through. Not to mention he is the sweetest, most endearing man I've "known". He will be so missed.
My sister also said she recalled President Hinckley saying in an interview once, when asked what he thought he'd be remembered for when he died, that he would be the prophet that "nobody listened to." It makes me want to go back and read every word he ever said.