I put this together several years ago when the Home Teaching message was about President Monson. President Monson set apart my Opi to be a temple president. He performed that ordinance with much of our extended family present and clearly took great joy and delight in the moment. My husband and I also ran into him many years later at a dinner at Grand America. He passed by my husband, who is 6’4″ and shook our hands, telling him “I wouldn’t want to guard you on the basketball court.” His bodyguards, at least two of them, laughed and hustled him onward.
He was a true servant of the Lord and I will miss him.
I love this quote of his that I read this morning on Facebook: “Rather than being judgmental and critical of each other, may we have the pure love of Christ for our fellow travelers in this journey through life.”
Thomas Spencer Monson