Carrie Cotton

Just a Girl In The World Sharing The Ups and Downs of a Messy Life

Watching the waves tonight at the beach was mesmerizing. Strong. Powerful. Forcing their way onto the shoreline. Wave after wave. Releasing it’s mighty strength, building up with a mighty roar, before crashing against the sand. Powerful. Yet peaceful. Alarming. Yet calming. The sound draws you in. It comforts, but keeps you alert, wondering what danger …

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I spend so much time staring at this picture. On the day my world was rocked to the core, I find myself staring again.  29 years ago half my family was killed in a car accident.  29 years ago, and this date still has the ability to shake me. 29 years ago, a Saturday.  My …

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It’s coming. I can feel it in my soul.  I feel it everywhere. That date on the calendar that I absolutely dread. July 14th. It’s just a date. Nothing special, but to my family it’s the day everything changed. Even if I don’t acknowledge it, my heart remembers. And it’s hard. It’s the day my …

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