This will not be the first nor the last to praise Elder Wirthlin. I just felt inclined to post his final talk he gave this past conference. It really is one of my favorites. I think it's message is one we all struggle with and could all benefit from in our lives.
". . .every life has peaks and shadows and times when it seems that the birds don’t sing and bells don’t ring. Yet in spite of discouragement and adversity, those who are happiest seem to have a way of learning from difficult times, becoming stronger, wiser, and happier as a result."
I KNOW that if we can apply this principle in our lives we will find that although trials and adversity may hit us daily there is still a goal worth reaching.
I'm grateful for this wonderful man who has served us as an apostle for over 20 years. I still remember years ago when he was speaking at general conference and he started to shake. Elder Eyring got up and held him up so that he could finish his address. I was so touched by his determination and humility to stand before millions and share his message. . . It's been hard for me to see the presidency and the 12 change so drastically from the group I have grown up with. But those newly called have already proven to me that these men are called by the Lord. I feel so blessed to have their words so easily available to us every day.
In memory of Elder Wirthlin I encourage you all to read his final address.
Rest now Elder Wirthlin. Thank you!