Monday, January 28, 2008

These kids are awesome!

It started very slowly this morning. The first young man had on a white collared shirt under his jacket. I didn't think much about it. Then Trevor walked in in a white shirt and tie. I was confused about what sports season was playing, and I don't remember Trevor playing sports. So I asked him if he had a game today. He said, "No, I'm wearing it for President Hinckley."

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.

7 comments:

Jason & D'On Marx said...

THAT is so great! It's so powerful to see and hear how President Hinckley has touched everyone's lives!

Jill Johnson said...

That is awesome. It made me cry. The youth has more power than we know huh?

Andrew & Heidi Dixon said...

What a sweet tribute for such a dear, sweet prophet.

shields. said...

That's pretty crazy since Zack & Sam got the same texts all the way in Northtown. Everyone knows everyone and how one text message can be viewed by millions, amazing.

Andrew & Heidi Dixon said...

Kim, I had one of those pictures of President Hinckley but misplaced it. I talked to my sister in law who gave it to us and tracked down the origin of that picture...it's a photographer in Orem. leave me a comment or email me if you'd like to order with me - 5x7 are $5 and 8x10 are $10.
dixonha@cox.net

Andrew & Heidi Dixon said...

Sorry, 8x10 are $8 not $10!

Kara said...

Looks like the word spread all over. I'm not sure where it started, but an article I read from Deseret Morning News in Utah stated that kids dressed in Sunday best there as well. That's a great way to show love for such an amazing man!