Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Guess Who I Got to Meet Today?



THE PROPHET!

So, for those that don't know I work downtown at the Triad Center where Channel 5 and the new BYU campus reside. I was taking a new employee to the security office to have a badge made up and they told me I would have to wait 10 minutes. So I went down about 15 minutes later and I asked the security guard who was more important than me right then and he responded, "Thomas Monson" Oh. My. Well...Yes, he IS more important than me. He also mentioned that if I would stand by the elevator I would get to see him rushing past. Sure enough about 20 seconds later, the Prophet walked through the doors and he did not rush by. He stopped and spoke to the guy who happened to be closest to the door. He made small talk with the guy and then came over to me. Just him walking towards me making eye contact, I was giddy. He extended his hand and asked my name and I said "Michelle" and then he said "pleased to meet you Michelle, what is your last name?" (I believe he probably got a bad feeling about me and probably wants to consult with me later.) Then he told a story about a baby he blessed years ago named "Bucket" it was random but sweet. After he left, I was beside myself and I just remember feeling blessed to be near a Prophet of God. Usually the opportunity to see him is with 80,000 of your fellow Church Members and you usually don't have the opportunity to shake their hand. I also know that based on how I've been feeling lately, it was no coicidence that I didn't go get the badge done sooner. It really truly made my day and I felt that pure goodness that emanated from his entire being.

12 comments:

Carrie said...

Twoot-Twhoo! I know what you mean by the "judging your spirit by means of a handshake". In the mission field the area authority would line us all up, shake our hands, stare us in the eyes and pull some of us aside based on what he saw....freaky.

"Bucket", how do you even keep a straight face? And do you bless him/her that they don't get beat up on the playground?

Kristin said...

That is SO awesome! I met President Hinckley shortly after he became prophet (I was working too - LOL) and was simply in total awe. I'm mildly jealous, but so glad you got to have the experience

lizzo said...

Wow, that's a great experience for you. I'm glad to hear it made your day...

looori said...

Named changed.

looori said...

Named changed? I can't even spell! I was so taken back that you put Lori the drunk on your profile next to the prophet.

Britta said...

Tommy always has the best stories! Every fiber of my being thinks it's awesome that you got to meet the man currently in charge of HF's plan!

Too bad my kids are more concerned with the gash Bruno left on your leg. I don't think Jesus will mind. ;)

Jeff and Melissa: said...

Very cool... I can already see him preparing a spot for you in one of the big red chairs! :-0 -Mel

The Lingwalls said...

How did you forget to tell me this???? Amazing...I would have been shaking in my boots! well heels...boots are too hot in the summer, but you get the gist.

Earl Family said...

What an awesome experience! I'm so jealous!

Kitty said...

Did meeting the prophet strike you dumb? Get blogging, my friend! The silence is killing me!

bv said...

Just because you met the Prophet doesn't mean you can skimp on your blgging, fool! Get on it!!1

The Lingwalls said...

Seriously, you are a boring MoFo. Where's the BD output, dog hair, or new new BFF blog entry? I'm gonna tie you up in a "noose" bitty!