Name and Blessing – Daniel Carlson
Daniel Wesley Carlson was the name James, and Alyse chose for their first child. That name and an accompanying blessing were given by his father James Daniel Carlson in Fast and Testimony meeting today. James is my third oldest child and son. Daniel is my fifth grandson and the eighth grandchild.
This memorable event was very well supported with over 15 participants in the prayer circle. In addition to giving a great blessing, James also bore a strong spiritual testimony and expressed his love and appreciation for his wife Alyse and baby Daniel.
After the meeting, we gathered at my house for pictures (posted in the photo gallery below) and a brunch. Interested parties may click here to view pics of Daniel’s day of birth.
Wishes, Hopes, and Advice
First of all, I enthusiastically welcome Daniel into our family and wish him success, happiness, and a long, fruitful life. Consequently, I look forward to watching him grow up–as I do all my children and grandchildren–and hope to share in many of his successes and challenges in life! Finally, I will conclude with a few words of advice for you Daniel… I hope you will read them and understand someday!
Always resist negative thoughts to include thoughts of jealousy, discontentment, and hate. These thoughts only make you restless, unhappy, and vindictive.
Get rid of those “things” which weigh down your physical, emotional, and spiritual states; this includes people.
Always remember, the choices you make will create your successes and failures; so carefully consider the paths you choose to take. Once you make a choice, believe in yourself, and go after it!