Friday, January 30, 2009

Heaven on Earth...

It's been a very busy couple of weeks. I have assisted a couple of friends of mine who have lost loved ones. Its a very humbling experience to receive the call that someones loved one has quietly slipped through the veil into the eternities. It then becomes a sacred responsibility when the family requests that I be the one to assist them in making those most difficult final arrangements. I consider their trust and confidence in my ability a sacred trust. I stand in awe of those who merit the right to be buried in their Temple Clothing...those who have pressed forward, endured the many adversities of this mortal existence through illness, divorce, death, wayward children to finally graduating from this Earth School experience with high honors. I am so very blessed with daily reminders of "Heaven on Earth" moments.

As this work week came to a close I decided to stop in and see my mom. She was thrilled to see me...and asked if I would rub her feet. We talked about the many great accomplishments of her day. She took be back to her past and shared some very funny dating experiences with me. I love to spend time with my mom, she is one of the happiest people I know. She is so grateful for all of the little things that make life so grand...She treasured every visitor she has during the course of her day. She loves SONIC....A double cheeseburger with mustard and pickles, tater tots with a Lime Ricky...(a cherry limeade)..she loves to get out...lunch, dinner, movies....she loves Dots....a box of dots can turn an ordinary day into an extraordinary day filled with cherry, orange, yellow, green candies....She loves great popcorn....along with a diet anything....and she loves to watch movies.

I always feel inspired after I visit my mom....She is happy with the little treasures that make life so grand....Happiness is a gift.....

Tomorrow night is Mt. View's Winter Formal....Ethan will be drop dead gorgeous in his new suit....great hair....and incredible smile....He is such a blessing to me. I have enjoyed every minute of him...He is so in tune with his own feelings...as well as the feelings of others. He is a peacemaker, comedian, leader, musician and one of the most intentional young men I know. I smile when he tells me....When he is a huge record producer...he is going to make sure I am taken care of.....it's never if....only WHEN.....He never misses an opportunity to tell me he loves me, never misses an change to give me a big hug.....Never misses an opportunity to share a kindness...

Kylie is 20....and really enjoying life...She is so busy with school and dating.....She is blooming.
it's so fun to watch and more fun to be apart of ........there is nothing like late night conversations with both of my kids to catch up with the life events that are so important...

I am so blessed and have everything to be grateful for...The Lord is so good to me....

I am fortunate to experience Heaven on Earth...Daily...

Carla

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