I then looked up at the class and noticed several girls in their Sunday best, just as another student walked in with shirt and tie on. Last night as news of President Hinckley's death was announced, youth all over the western United States started texting each other to wear their Sunday best on Monday to school.
The second thing I didn't notice until the end of class. I have a sign-in book for them to sign as they arrive. Every morning I ask a question for them to answer. Sometime it's Are you reading the Old Testament at home? Sometimes it's something silly like Do you like Chocolate or Vanilla better? Today as I wrote down the date, I just didn't feel like writing a question, so I left it blank. At the end of class when I picked up the book, the kids on their own started writing about President Hinckley on the sign-in page.
I was so concerned for my kids last night. This is the only prophet they remember throughout their lives. I knew it would hit hard for them. It was so powerful to see them dressed up for school to show their love for him.