"Begin today and write in it your goings and comings, your deepest thoughts, your achievements and your failures, your associations and your triumphs, your impressions and your testimonies. I promise you that if you will keep your journals and records, they will indeed be a source of great inspiration to you, each other, your children, your grand-children and others throughout the generations. Remember, the Savior chastised those who failed to record important events." --President Spencer W. Kimball

April 19, 2008

My Dear President Hadfield

I recently received the sad news that my mission president, Presidente Hadfield passed away. It's funny how the Lord works in mysterious ways because I sort of lost contact with all my mission peoples, and for some strange reason I decided to check my e-mail that I hadn't checked in years and someone had just posted the news. I swear I cried all night long. My husband is so nice, he was trying to comfort me, but I told him I feel like I lost my dad (my mission dad) It's crazy how life happens, one day you're here and the next day you could be gone. I'm just grateful that he was a part of my life, and a very important part of my testimony. It's been 5 years since I've been home from my mission now, and I remember his testimony and his teachings as if he just taught me yesterday. I'm very blessed to have known him and my heart goes out to his wife, Hermana Hadfield. I was going to fly down to California for his funeral services, but since they will hold one here in Utah, I will make sure to go to that one. In the process of this whole sad event, I got to get back in contact with one of my best sisters from the mission, Hermana Quinn.... she said I'm the "prodigal friend" because I was lost touch for a little bit, but now I'm found.....it's sad that situations like this have to happen to bring people together, but I'm glad to be back on the bandwagon!


Snyder Family said...

hey love the blog, this is such a great way to keep in touch. I love it! I am so glad you found me. You are seriously one of my best friends. Can't wait to see ya. I agree with you about President Hadfield. He was an amazing man and he helped me so much on my mission and with my testimony also. He will be greatly missed.

Marie n Lini +5 said...

So sorry about that..I didn't even know? When is the funeral?