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

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Possibilities.....2009

I was asked by a friend at church today if I was going to update my blog.....Thank Heaven's I have such great friends. There has been so much life that has transpired since my last entry in November. There was a great week end spend at James Ray in Las Vegas. His Harmonic Wealth Week end was amazing. I love the book "The Secret" and James Ray was one of the big contributors which was very cool. I took in every minute and learned a lot about my past, my present and my incredible future.

Thanksgiving came and ushered in the official start of the Holidays. I have so much in my heart to share regarding the Holidays and the precious moments I was able to share with my children. As I look back on my adult life, I have been so blessed to be able to raise my 4 really nice kids. I have been there, we have shared laughs, tears, many Kodak moments, dances, weddings, graduations, milestones that only occur once, maybe twice is you are lucky....I have been blessed to present, to be here and share in those moments that are precious and short. I am so very grateful my children invite me back. I reflected back to the early years of being a young mother...to today as my children are grown. The time has been so very short...but so profoundly meaningful. I have grown as a woman, mother and friend...I have learned to not sweat the small stuff so much...and trust in the fact..everything really does work out for our best. The hand of Divinity is constantly encouraging me through small but significant nudges on my shoulder.

Christmas was so special this year. We were able to spend a lot of time together..long talks, dinners, movies, shopping, wrapping presents, parties and get togethers. I spent time with friends I love...listening to Christmas music that warms my heart, wrapping the perfect gifts, decorating our home and of course watching our favorite Christmas Movies which seem to be more meaningful every year. It's hard not to watch It's a Wonderful Life and not reflect on my own George Baily moments and yet every time I hear a bell ring...I know another Angel gets their wings. My heart knows the difference between stuff and meaningful gifts of the heart.

The new year offers new opportunities...a realm of infinite possibilities for relationships, love, business and red carpet walks. My heart is full, my cup runneth over and the universe is mine to explore. Watch me create.....and bring my life into being.

Carla