Carrie Cotton

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

I tell myself I’m being dramatic when I see a post like that and agree with it.  Trauma lingers.  Maybe for some. But not for me. I tell myself,  “I don’t have PTSD – that’s for people that went to war.” Truth is.  Maybe I do. My sister n law has mentioned it, in the …

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There’s a quote I love that says “God is up to something or the devil wouldn’t be fighting you this hard.” I think God must be up to something really big, because it feels like the whole universe is against me. My sixteen year old pushing boundaries, just being a teenager who wants to do …

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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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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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Let me tell you right off the bat – I love my kids. More than words can express. I love my kids. I love their uniqueness. I love their quirks. What I don’t love is the stuff they don’t prepare you for.  I don’t love the struggles. The battles. The head to head competition. My …

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