I watched this video earlier this week.
I tried to think of what I would do.
I thought about that last week - I decided I would sing "Silent Night" versus crying.
But, today, one of my favorite people has died.
He meant a lot to me.
He was a friend, then a Bishop, and finally a co-worker.
He always laughed.
Taught me that the reason we have jobs in this life is simply so we can support our families.
He helped me to receive my endowments.
Through his guidance, I married by best friend for eternity.
He was a friend.
He got me my favorite job/internship.
He would come to offer me a smile after a meeting, dropping by the lab and waving hello!
I owe him so much.
His wife's example over the last few weeks has carried me.
She has been upbeat and faithful.
I am inspired and touched.
I have lost a great many people in my short life already.
I thought it would be easier, by now, to say this.
God Be With You Till We Meet Again, Bishop McNeil.