Thursday, September 24, 2009

My boricua heart hurts today.



Today my little boricua heart hurts. I just heard that Hermano Victor SotoMayor passed away. He was one of my favorite people in our ward in Puerto Rico. My heart aches for the loss of him personally and for our ward Ponce I. He was one of the first members in Ponce. He was 80 years old and very spry. He made us laugh. He was very kind to Jake as a new Bishop, taught him many things, and was very patient. I feel privileged to have known him and had him in my home. Thinking of him makes me smile and I will never forget him. I know it means nothing to anyone who may read this but somehow it makes me feel better to put it down in writing. Te queremos mucho Hermano SotoMayor!!!

3 comments:

Rob n Katie' said...

It is amazing how people touch our hearts in ways they will never know. Thank you for posting it.

Melinda said...

Sad your heart is hurting. Happy that you knew this good man.

Camille said...

I don't even know if you'll get this comment since it's on an outdated post. But, I came across your blog from someone else's and what a small world!... I also served in Puerto Rico about 13 years ago! How neat that you were able to return to "la isla del encanto"! My, how I'd love to return! :)