Dear President Hinckley,
I never got to meet you in person, though I somehow feel that I knew you well. I never had a conversation with you, though I loved the sound of your voice. I never got to shake your hand, though I loved to see you wave it. I know that you don't know me and my laughter, but somehow I can't keep the tears back thinking about how much I already miss your jokes and laughing at them. I know I never got the chance to tell you this, but you truly have had the most profound impact on me. Since I was 9, you've been the prophet who has taught me to have faith in the Savior, you've helped build and strengthen my testimony of the gospel, you've shown me how to be optimistic amidst bleak and heavy trials, you've given me a deep love and appreciation for temples, you've shown me how to love unconditionally, and you've taught me by example how to live a life full of hard-work and service. I will love and remember you forever.