10.16.2007

Sweet Moment

For anyone else who was confused about what the audience was laughing at during general conference Saturday morning:

"After President Hinckley finished with the sustaining of the officers of the church during the Saturday morning session, Elder Eyring had moved into his new seat on the stand. Unfortunately, they didn't show this on TV, but when President Hinckley turned around, he stood there for a moment looking at Elder Eyring (probably with the little twinkle in his eye), then picked up his cane and "knighted" him on his shoulder and head."

For me, it's so wonderful to see that our prophet has such a sense of humor. I also love seeing how the brethren love each other. I read that Elder Oaks leaned down and kissed the top of Elder Wirthlin's head after his talk. I love hearing stories like that one.
I truly believe that Heavenly Father has a great sense of humor and I'm sure He enjoyed Pres. Hinckley's action. I know I did.

22 comments:

Wendy said...

I went to the saturday afternoon session. It was my first time at the conference center!!! It was really neat--I'd highly recommend going there!

Shelley said...

Oh man! That is a riot! I was wondering why everyone there was laughing! hah! He's such a cute man. I'm glad he's been the Prophet for most of my adult life. :)

Hayley said...

my mom emailed me about that. i think thats so stinkin' cute. gordo (as i affectionately love to call him) is so fun. i think we are so blessed to have him as our leader. i really love that man.

Christie said...

I can only hope I'm as quick-witted when I'm just shy of 100 years old.

Emily said...

Oh Pres. Hinkley is so cute. It's fun to see the men who you think are so serious to have a sense of humor!

100 Percent Cottam said...

i love that! how cute is that, seriously? president hinckley is the man!

Tiburon said...

That is so cute. I love President Hinckley - he is so great!

Meet the Ludlow's said...

I have to say I absolutely adore the Prophet. He is the most amazing man. The twinkle in his eye just bears testimony to me every time that this is the true church! He is so fun.

hoLLy said...

i didn't know about that! that is so cute and so like President Hinckley. i love him!!! i SO wish i could meet him in person.

tara said...

I man. How I would have loved to see that. I just love that man. love him.

feltc said...

I just love that cute President Hinckley. I saw this in the Deseret News, but thanks for sharing it again- it's good to have a daily reminder about the goodness of the prophet!

Marilee C said...

I have been sent this email a couple of times, it is pretty cute for sure.

sheila said...

i loved that as well -you just gotta love the prophet

Cammie said...

You have to love President Hinckley. He is so inspired, yet so down to earth. I think that's why he is so loved by everyone, not just church members.

A side note: We call him Papa Sprinkley. Not out of disrespect. We grew up with a little boy who, when learning how to talk, couldn't quite say President Hinkley.

Kristi said...

I thought that was adorable and shows what a great sense of humor the Prophet has! I love that you can be spiritual and still have a sense of humor.

Heather said...

Isn't that the sweetest thing? I just love that man, he is so funny too.

Natalie Scott said...

I didn't know this! Thanks for sharing, Jan. Hinkley & Eyring are both just amazing.

Mel said...

That's hilarious!!! He is such a riot. Love him love him love him!!

Melissa said...

He's a keeper...love his sense of humor!

Stie: My Favorite Things said...

That is a great story. Aren't those the cutest men ever?

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your kind words!

Jori said...

I didn't know that Jan. That is great. I am going to have to send this to my parents. They will love it.

Darleen said...

I heard about that--my cousin emailed me something. That is hilarious. It's good to see the humor. I love them all!