In recent news:
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
(That's right, I'm a Mormon. Don't be a hater.)
Three apostles pass away within 4 months.
I'm telling ya. Something is going down.
They know something we don't know.
Well, they know a lot we don't know.... but!
When a flock of birds suddenly fly out of the tree above you, it makes you wonder what spooked them.
What did they see or hear that you didn't...
Richard G. Scott - Sept 22, 2015 at age 86
L. Tom Perry - May 30, 2015 at age 92
Boyd K. Packer - July 3, 2015 at age 90
So now we have three replacements to come.
I wonder if they will all be established by conference here in two weeks.
That would be fast.
Uchtdorf and Bednar were put in in 2004, replacing Haight and Maxwell who died within 10 days of each other in July.
A two man vacany last happened in 2004, but this is now a three man vacancy and that hasn't happened since the 70's? Maybe.
So much for the rhyme/song I learned in the 90's to remember the Twelve.
Hinckley, Monson, Faust and Packer, Perry, Haight, Maxwell, Nelson, Oaks, Ballard, Wirthlin, Scott, Hales, Holland, Eyring.
Let's see who is still alive....
Hinckley (2008), Monson, Faust (2007)and Packer (2015), Perry (2015), Haight (2004), Maxwell (2004), Nelson, Oaks, Ballard, Wirthlin (2008), Scott (2015), Hales, Holland, Eyring.
The others that came since that song: Uchtdorf, Bednar, Cook, Christofferson, Andersen
I'm telling ya, Uchtdorf just threw off that whole song rhythm anyway...
These are my peeps, man! They all jumping ship vastly in the last decade.
Hinckley was the man! He was my prophet. He inspired the temples.
No offense to Monson. He's great too, in his own way.
But frankly, its usually the prophet who's there when you are a teen that seems to imprint on your heart.
"Its a lifelong committment, and no one gets out alive."
In two days it will be six months since my dog died.
It doesn't feel like 6 months. It feels like forever ago.
It felt like forever ago like a few weeks or a month after he died.
I still think something is wrong with me when it comes to greiving.