daily blessings

A blog created to show how much I am blessed each day.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


At first glance, you probably think I'm blogging about Elmo again (compare the picture in the previous posts) but I'm writing today to introduce you to my new Grand-dog, Mimi.  Mimi belongs to my son Ben and his wife Jenny.  They adopted a pound puppy just like my precious labradoodle, Elmo.   The new family pet is a little over a year old and so full of energy.  Mimi is house trained and has such good manners, indicating she probably had a good family before she ended up in the animal shelter.  Ben and Jenny have so much love to share with Mimi and she can provide many learning opportunities to prepare them for parenthood- I hope, I hope, I hope!  And that is a BLESSING indeed!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

First Dog

If you are a regular reader, then you are already aware of what a BLESSING Elmo is in my life, just look at that sweet face (Elmo's not mine)... don't you think Elmo looks ROYAL and worthy of the prestigious honor of "First Dog".  No, I'm not giving Elmo away for a four year term in the White House or even for a romp in the oval office (after all she is a republican- much too royal for a democratic administration- he he)!  BUT...  Elmo is a Labradoodle which is one of the top choices for the Obama's "First Dog".  A Labradoodle is a mix of Black Lab and Standard Poodle which makes a hypoallergenic, lovable, playful, smart, fluff ball of a pet!  Thanks to this Presidential acknowledgement, my free pound puppy is now worth $2000.00!  I would never consider selling my Best Friend but when Elmo goes to heaven, I would like to have the opportunity to obtain another Labradoodle.  How could I possibly justify paying that much money for a dog?  Well, I CAN'T but it makes me appreciate even more the BLESSING of owning this perfect pet. God is good!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Answer to Prayer

Is there any doubt in your mind, Elmo is one of my richest BLESSINGS in life???????  Just look at that sweet, loving face... PRICELESS!  Starting out as a pound puppy and now living a life of luxury in the Carson household.  This rags to riches story was an answer to my prayers.  I didn't hesitate asking God for guidance in the selection of a family pet. It's a very big decision in any family, full of commitment, compromise and sacrifice. I do believe my prayers were answered. Elmo has been the perfect fit for our family for about 9 years now, providing more love and companionship than I could have ever hoped for.  Maybe God has some rich blessings for you... have you asked HIM?

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

From My Heart

This is my son Ben after one of his Christmas Eve services.  He is currently the associate pastor at a United Methodist Church.  He has been at this appointment (his first),  for about 6 months and has the opportunity to do the sermon for the two Sunday worship services, approximately once a month.  Hubby and I travel (less than 3 hours) to hear him preach as often as we can.  I wanted to share with you this letter that I wrote to him, after hearing one of those sermons.  

     An awesome day...an exceptional, Holy Spirit inspired sermon...a gifted, young, happily married pastor, and a mother that feels so unworthy of such rich BLESSINGS  from God;  words do not exist to adequately describe this mother's heart tonight!  Selfishly at times, I want to take some of the credit for your success.  I must continually remind myself....... I'm only the hands, used by the Potter, to help mold the clay, according to His plan.  All of the glory goes to God.  I'm just delighted that He chose me to be a part of it all and that your faith allowed God's will to be done in your life.  It just doesn't get better than this...at least not on this side of heaven!
All my love,