We decided to take just Jane to the viewing of President Hinckley. Tobe and Aly were left at Aunt Jenn's house. (a good move on our part, Thanks Jenn)
We decided to go downtown to pay our respect to Prophet Gordon B. Hinckley yesterday. We thought 2ish would be a good time to get in line before the crowds. Nope...there were so many people there. We waited outside for an hour, got into the conference center at 4:00, and waited in our seats until 6:00. We got to see the prophet for 10 seconds and left the building at 6:45. The crazy thing was that thousands of people did the same thing. And thousands more were waiting to do the same thing as we left. It was so overwhelming to see how many people came to honor the prophet. That was the kind of man he was.
As we left I said to Brett, "He looked like just an ordinary man lying there in his casket; just like one of us." Brett replied, "But he didn't live like just an ordinary man."
And no he didn't. He lived totally committed to the Lord. What an example to us all.
We are so happy we took the time to do this and share it with Jane. I know President David O. McKay had the same impact on our parents and I hope to someday tell our children about "our prophet", President Gordon B. Hinckley.