I have said time and time again that I would not want to live to be 100. Its really too old and way too many things could be wrong with your body. My great grandmother died a few years ago at a whopin' 101. Poor girl still had her brain intact but could not see, hear, or walk. Not a fun body confinement. I was SO happy for her to be done with the mortal life. On Roger's side, the brain is the 1st to go (sorry grandma t). Their bodies are healthy but they can't remember anything that has happened recently. I just don't think I want to be around that long.
There are the special few who have it all up until the end. How does a 97 year old man still travel extensively and keep his schedule full of meetings and activities? He has the mantle of the Lord. Our prophet on the earth today passed away last Sunday. President Gordon B. Hinckley lived a very full life until the very end because Heavenly Father needed him to.
I have been trying to write this blog all week and I do not feel like I can express myself well. I loved this man. I felt like I new him personally but when I think about it I realize I have never sat down and had a conversation with him. Honestly even though I have been in the same room as him it has only been with thousands of other people too. He was an easy man to follow because it was easy to see him as a prophet. I have a testimony that he was a prophet of God and the things he taught were true and came from Heavenly Father.
That said I was happy to see him go. Don't get me wrong I cried the mourners cry but I would not want to live to be that old especially if Roger has already passed on. I know that he is happier where is and that makes me happy for him. I also know that a new prophet will lead us. We will not be left alone and will be well cared for.
Here is a tribute to President Gordon B. Hinckley Prophet Seer and Revelator.