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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I caught myself staring at my legs recently.  More accurately, the vericose veins that decorate them like a road map. “Uggg.  I wish I could get rid of these. “  Then I remembered, my mom had them too. It’s a way of feeling connected in some strange way. I still wished they weren’t quite so …

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I know your pain and I understand. Mother’s Day is such a tough day for those who are missing the one person you never expected you’d have to live without.  I know I wasn’t ready to be without my mom. I wish I could reach out and hug you so tight and let you know …

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