He was a steady, reassuring voice for the First Presidency
While President Hinckley supported and helped President Kimball and President
Benson he was very content to be in the background. He was such a great support
for them and didn't want to upstage them. It wasn't until he was ordained
President of the church that I realized that he had such a strong, vibrant
personality. How could we ever thank him enough for who he is and the influence
he has been in our lives? Thank you President Hinckley. Thank you President
Monson and President Eyre and President Hinckley's children for being the
support that President Hinckley needed. We love you all.
Tears flooded my eyes when I received the news of President Hinckley's passing.
Through my journey being a member of the church, I've looked to the prophet for
his example of enthusiasm and steadfastness. His compassion, honesty and humor
will be missed.