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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What the… knee?

By |August 30th, 2019|Family|0 Comments

Ughh… what’s the deal with knees in this house?! 

Chewy’s other leg/knee had something shift yesterday. I think it’s possibly the metal pin in there because it is common for the pins to dislodge.

His other leg/knee did the same thing just pushed way out,almost pushing through the skin.

Since it’s not pushing through […]

There’s always a good side

By |August 23rd, 2019|Family|0 Comments

No matter what things myself or my family have gone through I have managed to look at things from a different perspective. Now I won’t sit here and say there was something good about getting beat or raped but I will say it has taught me to love myself more than I did, it’s […]

Originally posted 2015-08-06 02:42:06.

Well that wasn’t what I thought

By |August 23rd, 2019|Family|0 Comments

Woke up this morning with a fever of 101. Got to the doctor’s office by 8am and what I thought was a sinus infection turned out to be the dreaded FLU…. so now we have to try our damndest not to get Dusty sick.

Doctor prescribed tamiflu and gives the normal spill of staying hydrated.

Originally posted 2018-02-26 17:00:23.

Got Em!

By |August 23rd, 2019|Family|0 Comments

View this post on Instagram #fridayfunny #justforlaughs #funny #humor #Repost @vincent.rocco.vargas • • • • • • I don’t know the original poster… I would love to give her credit for making me almost piss […]

What we did without, now becomes an almost obsession

By |August 23rd, 2019|Family|0 Comments

As a single mother I struggled just to keep food on the table. I would make grocery trips with the kids stroller and was always limited to the dollar amount spent and quantity because I could only fit so much in the stroller. Now at one point early on we lived maybe a mile […]

Originally posted 2015-07-20 20:11:27.

By |August 23rd, 2019|Family|0 Comments

Today didn’t go as planned so the procedure had to be rescheduled until next Friday morning. One of the machines used in separating the blood wasn’t working properly and she didn’t want to try to do it without knowing for sure the machine was fully operational. She apologized numerous times and even gave me $100 back […]

Originally posted 2018-02-16 22:09:10.

Rape and Alcohol

By |August 23rd, 2019|Family|0 Comments

 

 

Two of the times I have been raped I was under the influence of alcohol. Because of the things I have gone through in my life, the lives of my family members and close friends I am really just not the type of person that drinks like that. Yes, I am Irish so the […]

Originally posted 2015-07-08 17:54:46.

Not so sweet strangers

By |August 23rd, 2019|Family|0 Comments

Most of people have a memory of the ice cream truck coming by and the excited feeling you get knowing you were about to get something off the ice cream truck, YAY!

Well that’s for most people. I admit I used to feel the same way. UNTIL…. Living in Las Vegas, NV we lived […]

Originally posted 2015-06-29 19:58:49.

Lore

By |August 23rd, 2019|Family|0 Comments

From an Executive Producer of The Walking Dead and an Executive Producer of The X-Files, this anthology series brings to life Aaron Mahnke’s “Lore” podcast and uncovers the real-life events that spawned our darkest nightmares. Blending dramatic scenes, animation, archive and narration, Lore reveals how our horror legends – such as vampires, werewolves and body snatchers – are rooted in […]

Originally posted 2018-10-08 12:59:19.

Seeing signs

By |August 23rd, 2019|Family|0 Comments

I have been reading posts from other domestic violence survivors in support groups. I see myself in so many of the stories I read. The intimidation, manipulation, the “love” the abusers claim they have for their victims. It kills me because as I remember all that I was told and all he claimed I […]

Originally posted 2015-06-19 13:23:07.

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