I just found out that your dear Elder Wirthlin passed away late Monday night. I vividly recall one of his last general conference addresses where he stood giving one of the most heart felt talks I have ever heard. Trembling almost to the point of collapse, this regal man stood and bore his testimony to the world. He shared a message of hope and love. Quoting his mother he said the words that helped him though the tough times was "come what may, and LOVE it" meaning even if bad things happen, pick yourself up and enjoy the gifts you have been given in life. I am going to adopt that principle -- just LOVE your way out of sadness and turmoil.
I have always enjoyed hearing him speak -- in softness he shares messages of hope and peace. He just beamed kindness and gentleness despite his broad shoulders and football physique. I am grateful that I have been able to be touched by his spirit.