Carter Family

About Carter Family

Rape and abuse survivor, mother of special needs/autistic 20 plus yr old, mother of a combat medic. Both are Global Messengers for Special Olympics NC. Have gone through many traumatic events, countless medical issues and still have a ;) on my face and love in my heart. Volunteering is a part of my dna. Irish but chose to date out of my race and have had to deal with the narrow-minded ignorance of racism. Everyone has things we go through, telling my story may help someone get through theirs.
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Meet Joy

By |November 24th, 2019|Veteran Spotlight|0 Comments

“My dad passed away and before he passed he picked up an art brush and he painted. He has painted some amazing pieces. So when he passed I drew a humming bird then I was looking at the humming bird and another memory came to me and another one. So I started my first […]

Suprised blessings

By |November 19th, 2019|Family|0 Comments

As you know Chewy had to have surgery and I started the GoFundMe for the surgery.

Well let me tell you what happened.

We go the day of surgery and get ready to pay at least $1200, I hand the lady my card and then she gives it back to me. She informed James and I […]

Originally posted 2018-12-20 11:47:42.

By |November 19th, 2019|Family|0 Comments

The other day I posted a screenshot of a song that I ran across and have had kind of like an addiction to it. This is it.

Be Here Now–Ray LaMontagne from Scott Wright on Vimeo.

I am not sure why I feel such a connection to it. Maybe it is the title of the […]

Originally posted 2018-12-19 14:26:11.

Some of the early years

By |November 19th, 2019|Family|0 Comments

Listening to the not-so-good advice of my biological father I put my son up for adoption when I had him. On the 3rd day at the hospital I went one way and watched as he went with the foster care/social services worker. I cried thinking at the same time it would be the best […]

Originally posted 2014-03-19 15:24:53.

Mantram

By |November 19th, 2019|Family|0 Comments

Being a caregiver can be tiring and stressful, making self-care especially important. There are four condensed sessions that will help you learn a set of portable and spiritually based skills that can assist you in managing negative thoughts and feelings. Using a mantram can help you manage life’s daily hassles and live in the […]

Originally posted 2018-12-19 11:52:11.

Today in pictures

By |November 19th, 2019|Family|0 Comments

Lolol, don’t you just love to get those unexpected memories?

I still don’t think he understands the concept but we have transitioned to the part where Christmas is more for children than adults. Well at least the Santa part.

Since momma passed I just can’t bring myself to do Christmas this year.

Hope you all have a […]

Originally posted 2018-12-18 07:48:25.

The beginning of the toxic relationship

By |November 19th, 2019|Family|6 Comments

It was 1992, I was working at Pizza Hut as a waitress and living with a couple who took me in. I met her after committing myself to a mental hospital after being raped by an ex-boyfriends uncle who I thought I could trust. He kept me locked up in the bedroom for weeks. […]

Originally posted 2014-03-18 20:58:28.

Finding treasures

By |November 19th, 2019|Family|0 Comments

We have been preparing for the contractors to come in and start repairing the damage from hurricane florence.

Moving things around so that they can get where they need to get to. Dusty’s room is one of the main rooms. They have to replace interior and exterior walls in there as well as the window.

I […]

Originally posted 2018-12-13 10:00:27.

An invitation to our lives

By |November 19th, 2019|Family|6 Comments

So here it is. The start, the beginning. Although I am a bit unsure how to do this so bear with me. I have been told on several occasions that I ought to ”write a book” about our lives. I am not beyond sharing our story I just don’t want the ”wrong” attention. You […]

Originally posted 2014-03-18 17:34:02.

**Warning** Opioid addictions

By |November 19th, 2019|Family|0 Comments

Published on May 8, 2017

Told from the perspectives of four families devastated by opioid addiction, Warning: This Drug May Kill You offers a harrowing, unflinching look at the deadly epidemic currently facing the United States.

Originally posted 2017-05-09 22:15:02.

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