05 January 2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARRIE

     HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARRIE
Today our beautiful Carrie is another year older. I know that is super hard to believe, because she always looks so beautiful and ageless with her perfect porcelain skin.

My life has been enriched beyond words since meeting Carrie and joining OWG as a contributor. Carrie has been my rock through the most difficult times of my life these past four years. It always seemed on the worse days, I would answer my phone and hear “Hi Teresa, it’s Carrie, can you talk?” What a joy, what a blessing, what a ray of sunshine!  It always makes me smile to hear her voice and to know she thought of me and took the time out of her very busy schedule to call and check on me.

Now a confession; when I was first asked to join OWG, I was a little timid about the whole writing thing. English was not my favorite subject, oh, I loved the literature part but the whole sentence structure and diagrams were like reading a foreign language! (lol) I just knew that Carrie was taking a HUGE risk letting me join her amazing blog, funny, how things like that work themselves out. When GOD is leading you in a new direction it’s always best to listen and leave the problem solving to Him.

Carrie, thank you so much for listening to the Lord when He spoke to you about this crazy Southern girl. You have been and will continue to forever be my dear, sweet, amazing friend! Words cannot begin to express how much you mean to me and my sons, Daniel and Joshua and it’s not because of those decadent chocolate covered raisins you always send as a precious reminder of my beloved husband and their dad, Carlton. (lol)

Now that I have shared my feelings about our Angel Birthday Girl I would love for each and everyone of you to please share your most favorite “Carrie” story. Let’s make this birthday one for the record books!

Don’t be upset if our Birthday Girl isn’t up to responding to all your posts, most of you know she is going through a rough time with her broken ankle and taking care of her family. I ask that you please add her and her family to your daily prayers!

GIVEAWAY: In celebration of our Angel Carrie’s birthday, I’m giving away a $20 Amazon card, which could be used to purchase one of her many fabulous books!!


LOTS AND LOTS OF PRETTY PINK ROSES FOR CARRIE!!


WONDER WHO MADE THIS CAKE?!!
WHO IS THIS BEAUTY?!!


A SMART HUBBY KNOWS HIS
WIFE'S FAVORITE FLOWERS!!


MR. & MRS. PAGELS

SWEETIE GIRL and BOY
CASSANDRA and CLARK

HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAY’S CARRIE, WE LOVE YOU!!



70 comments:

  1. Happy happy happy birthday lovely lady!!!!!

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    1. Thanks so much Robin! I am so blessed by the birthday wishes!

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  2. Happy birthday, Carrie! I'm so very blessed by your friendship! I hope you have an amazing day!

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    1. Thanks Joy! I'm so happy for your friendship, too! Hugs!

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  3. Happy Birthday. Have a blessed day.

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    1. Thanks, Carla! I need all the blessings and prayers I can get

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  5. Teresa, That was beautiful. Thank you for giving all of us a place to share our love for this amazing woman.

    Happy birthday Carrie. I have two stories about moments when your influence made an incalculable impact. The first was right after my mother passed away and my son was in the hospital. You gave me such peace and focus. You really truly are an angel. The next story happened this year when you gave me “the call” And informed me that I had my first traditional publishing contract!

    You are precious beyond words. Love you. Hope my package gets to you today or tomorrow. Hugs

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    1. Awwwwww!!!!! You are so sweet my friend!!! What would I do without you? I'll have to get the opportunity to "tell on" you about the ways you have blessed me! You and Teresa have had my back so many times you're like angels of mercy! Hugs and love to you!!! Snowed in here in VA!

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  6. Happy, Happy Birthday Carrie!
    Teresa asked for us to share a favorite "Carrie" story. I have many. The first time I "met" Carrie was at a Facebook party where I won one of her books! I was blessed to become a PAL. She further blessed me by asking if I would be interested in doing a guest review here on OWG. I've loved reading and reviewing the My Heart Belongs series. But the thing that stands out most is how she has been there for me. I had some very stressful events in 2017. I messaged Carrie, and she was there for me. I cannot express how much her comforting presence meant to me. Carrie has blessed me with some great surprises too. She is a special person.
    Again, Happy, Happy Birthday Carrie!!!

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    1. Thanks, Andrea! You've been a special blessing to me, too, and thanks for sharing encouragement with me this past year especially! I'm so grateful to have you doing guest contributions here on OWG blog! Thank you so much for that and being aPals member and so much more! Hugs and love!

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  7. Happy Birthday, Mistress Carrie! May this year OVERFLOW with His Blessings!

    (((((HUGS)))))

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    1. Oh I love overflowing blessing thanks!!! XOXOX

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  8. Wishing you a Very Happy Birthday Carrie!

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    1. Thank you Cheryl and I pray you get good news and complete healing!

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  9. CARRIE I'm loving all these beautiful posts! You are a priceless treasure to all you come in contact with!! Happiest of birthdays to you my precious friend!!

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    1. Going to try again to post a comment. Thanks so much Teresa!!!

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    2. AHA!!! Blogger is letting me comment on OWG blog again lol! Very weird! Thanks again for this precious post from my dear friend. XOXOXOXO

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  10. Happy Birthday, Pretty Lady!!

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    1. Thanks, Amy! Glad to be able to hit 60! God has given me extra years!

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  11. I left you a message on Facebook but couldn't neglect a post here. Glad you're being well taken care of today!
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  12. What a beautiful post about an equally beautiful lady, Teresa. I couldn't have said it any better myself as Carrie also took a chance with this greenhorn and gave her the opportunity of a lifetime to be on this fabulous blog! What a rich experience. I think my favorite Carrie story is when she came to visit us in SC and we (Carrie, Teresa, Susan Craft, and myself) were so loud and giggly the restaurant employees were wanting to kick us out! LOL! Ok, maybe we weren't THAT loud, but we sure had fun! Eating her 24? layer b-day cake at Fatz (that Teresa made) was a delicious memory, too! Hope to make many more memories in the future. Love you, Carrie, and wishing you a very joyful birthday!

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    1. Hi Diana! Thanks for coming by! We sure miss you here on the blog! I was sure blessed to meet you in person and SC! Hugs and love and more visits to come!

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  13. Teresa, this is so beautiful! Carrie truly is an Angel and a blessing! I'm so thankful beyond words for God sending us here so I could have friends im mediately.

    I have so many wonderful memories of Carrie. I will share two: The first story goes back a ways when she got me started with beta reading. Carrie lit a flame inside me that burns brighter to this day. Because of Carrie, I love helping authors improve on their books. Now I'm Carrie's 'virtual assistant'.
    My second memory is when we moved here to Virginia the end of April, Carrie and her hubby Jeff made us feel so welcome. I was nervous and excited! And as sue tells everyone, I'm not longer 'virtual' anymore! :)

    Carrie, enjoy your birthday! Make sure Jeff and Clark spoil you rotten
    Hugs and love!!

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    1. Thanks, Regina! Looking forward to celebrating next week when the roads clear. May sneak and not wear my boot on this broken ankle and see how I do! Yes, feeling very spoiled by friends and family this year!!!

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  14. Carrie, Happy, Happy, Birthday Blessings to You!
    We became friends on FB and she called me when I won a book she had written. Unfortunately, I wasn't home at the time, but we connected later on.
    She and her family will be remembered in my prayers daily.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Janet! And thank you for sharing that memory and God bless you for the prayers! Hugs!

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  15. Happy Birthday Carrie! Sure hope your broken ankle doesn't put too big a damper on your celebrations! Continuing to pray, sweet lady. Sending hugs & giggles your way on your special day!

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    1. Hi Robin! Yes, that broken ankle and toe-baring boot have put a damper on things but the snowstorm really did it! Blessings!

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  16. Happy, Happy Birthday, a day too good to forget. A little girl was born on this day, a day in history was set. Carrie, you touch so many and we all wish you the best, live and laugh and love and learn and then take a well deserved rest.

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    1. Oh that is so sweet, Melanie! We're watching a bunch of Agatha Christy mysteries on BritBox and staying in and safe!

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  17. Happy Birthday, Carrie. I really enjoy this blog.

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    1. Thanks, Susan! We really enjoy our readers! Hugs!

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    1. Thanks Kathy! Looking forward to doing the Great Lakes Lighthouse Brides collection with you!

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  19. Happy Birthday to dear Carrie! What a nice tribute to an exceptional lady! I know how sweet Carrie is, and I haven't ever seen or talked to her. But what I have "heard" is her encouraging words she writes to others and me. No matter what challenges she faces, she is always giving uplifting words to help others. What a blessing she is to others. Enjoy your special day, Carrie!
    susanlulu@yahoo.com
    Susan in NC

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    1. Thanks, Susan! I appreciate your kind words! I enjoyed being spoiled by the Handsome Chauffeur and Sweetie Boy and two of my friends yesterday and by all these great wishes and the calls I got! Hugs!

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  20. Happy Birthday Carrie !!! still remember How nervous you were before your first radio spot and I told you that you were going to Knock um Dead and I remember listening and you Did just fine that night ! You always put on the finest Tea's and Parties, where everyone has such a wonderful good time... Be Blessed Today and Always, you have enriched our lives and deserve to enjoy your day/night. Hopefully its not as snowy and cold as it is here in NY.

    Hugs
    Linda Marie Finn

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    1. Thanks Linda Marie! Yes, you were a great encourager before that radio show! It is super cold and snowy here, too.

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  21. Hello Carrie on your special day.May you be blessed with better health for your physical being, an abundance of words to share with your readers and the joy that comes from your tremendous faith. Happy, happy birthday!

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    1. Thanks for those kind words, Connie! I love blessings and prayers!

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  22. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

    May all your birthday wishes come true.

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  23. Happy Birthday Carrie. I pray your while heals fast.

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    1. Thanks, Jan! I'm also praying my ankle heals quickly now.

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  24. Happy Birthday sweet Carrie! I won a big surprise package from one of Carrie’s contest. I really enjoyed it and the fudge was to die for. Praying you feel better soon!

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    1. Hi Brenda! Thanks! I hope I can resist all that fudge when I am up North again in July and August!

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  25. Happy happy birthday!!! We share the same birthday month 😉😊

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  26. Wishing you all the best, today and always! Happy birthday, Carrie!

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  27. Happy birthday Carrie!! Been praying for you daily, blessings!

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    1. Thanks for your prayers, Trixi! I really appreciate it!

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  28. Happy birthday, Carrie!! I hope that your day was full of blessings and happiness!

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    1. It's memorable for snowed in, but more so for having both the handsome chauffeur and the sweetie boy here with me on my big day!

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  29. Happiest of birthdays to you Carrie! What a wonderful month in which to be born, a great start for a new year, every year! I love your books!

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    1. Thanks so much, Sally! Nice meeting you in Avid BTW! I'm so glad you are enjoying my stories! Hugs!

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  30. Awww! LOVE these pictures! Glad you had your boy home also to celebrate with you. Have a great birthday weekend, because you're still celebrating, right? Hopefully you are at least warm & cozy and feeling ok! I already wished you a Happy Birthday on FaceBook, but Happy Birthday Weekend!!

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    1. Aren't those cute pics that Teresa found, Becky? Sonny will be home again tomorrow as school has been cancelled. The side streets are dangerous to drive on. Yes, very warm and cozy PTL! Thanks for the wishes! Blessings!

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  31. Happiest of Birthdays!! I adore that we share a love for Mackinac Island. :)

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    1. Hi Susan! I can't wait to get up to Mackinaw City again and be able to get to the island. Praying my broken ankle is all healed up before this summer. Blessings!

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  33. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
    ♥♥HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARRIE!♥♥
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    Carrie, you are a delight to know and a very special lady. I am blessed to know you! You have blessed me in so many ways over the years and have encouraged me in my writing reviews for such gifted authors such as yourself. I would have never thought of being a Beta Reader, but you knew and had confidence in me and I have done several since then. You also believed in me in being one of the contributors as a Reader Reviewer on OWG’s sister blog, CQ. I have enjoyed that more than I can say. You not only encourage me but many others in their writing, whether it is in writing reviews or books. I so enjoyed having lunch with you at your most favorite restaurant, Bob Evans and think of you every time I pass it. Please be careful with that foot and don’t try to walk on it before you should and have a setback (hmm, the nurse in me coming out and a caring friend). Continued prayers for you and your family. Stay warm and safe. Love to you sweet friend!
    Blessings, Tina
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    1. Thanks so much, sweet Tina! Too late--I walked around without the boot yesterday and had a painful setback ow! Bob Evans always makes me think of you! Hope to see you again this summer! Thanks for all those prayers and hugs and blessings right back to you my friend!

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  34. Hope your birthday was wonderful Carrie, and best wishes for a speedy recovery!

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  35. HaPpY BiRtHdAy, CARRIE!!! Hope you had a truly WONDERFUL birthday! So sorry to hear about your broken ankle!! Praying you will be back to full power soon and that the Lord will bring you comfort and strength until then.

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  36. Crissy Yoder ShamionJanuary 11, 2018 at 9:31 PM

    How did I miss this post!
    I know I wished you a Happy Birthday on your Facebook page but here's another!!! We will think of your birthday like my husband does with his... Two weeks long! Lol��������

    Happy Birthday Carrie!

    Many blessings! ����������������!

    Hope your feeling better and healing! ����

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