Pope John Paul II will forever live in my heart as the greatest leader I have have ever known. He is the only Pope I ever knew.
I will never forget how moved I was at World Youth Day in 1993 in Denver, CO. To see the Pope in person was very special and awesome. When I saw him I was overwhelmed with emotion. He was a powerful, spirital figure. My faith was renewed at World Youth Day. It was a once in a life time opportunity.
I know that John Paul II is with Jesus and all the saints in heaven looking down on us and blessing us.
I will miss you. My thoughts and prayers are with you.