I just found out that Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin passed away last night. The timing shocked me, because I had just finished reading his talk "Come What May and Love It", and was so inspired by it.
(It is also interesting timing because my sister just had a baby boy on Saturday and named him. . . .JOSEPH. :) I want to post more about my new nephew, but I'm letting his parents handle that first! more later. . . .)
I had been thinking last night about how much he must miss his sweet wife, and about how amazing it was for him to give that talk. When I first started reading it, I thought, "Well, this is good for those smaller trials, like getting annoyed with traffic, etc. But what about the big ones?" Then I realized he WAS talking about the big ones, and he knew exactly what he was talking about.
Can you imagine having such a busy calling for so long, and then continuing to serve after losing your spouse? Wow.
Elder Wirthlin, you're my hero! I'm so glad you're with your beloved Elisa again, but I will miss you--your delightful humor, and your inspired counsel!