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Carla Garrett
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Diary of a grieving Mom: Searching
"So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." 2 Corinthians 4:18  My grief has now taken residence and settled into every inch of my aching body. Physically I am weak, emotiona...

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The eyes tell the story
June 20, 2017 There once was a time when my son's cobalt blue eyes sparkled. You could see them light up every time he looked at you. They were big, bright and ever so blue. This light even shone in pictures of him. You couldn't help but catch a glimpse of ...

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One Month ago I said goodbye
One month Tomorrow will mark one month since you left us. It still feels like yesterday. I am having a harder time now accepting that you are gone. I looked at some pictures and video of you just one week before you died. I never would have guessed you woul...

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On the night you died
On the night you died... This picture says 1000 words I cannot speak or write. It was taken hours before you left this Earth. The last time I held you in my arms and kissed you gently as I let you go that night. I will forever cherish this picture.

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Living without You: Diary of a grieving Mom (2)
PART 2 Today is your 8th birthday! It is the first birthday Mackenzie will celebrate without her twin brother. On May 31, 2009, two beautiful babies entered the world. For seven years we celebrated your birthdays together. Today I celebrate with one here an...

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Living without You: Diary of a grieving Mom
PART 1 (Entries 1-5) Entry #1: It's been a week since you left and I still have no words. I have so many thoughts and so many feelings but to find how to eloquently put them down on paper has me curling up in a ball and crying... again. Entry #2: I fear for...

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Nearing the end
What do you say when Your 7 almost 8 year old son says he just wants to be like normal What do you say when you watch your son try to roll over and get on his knees for 20 mins yelling he wants to do it himself but can't What do you say when You little boy ...

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What do you say when Your 7 almost 8 year old son says he just wants to be like normal What do you say when you watch your son try to roll over and get on his knees for 20 mins yelling he wants to do it himself but can't What do you say when You little boy ...

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When you think you can't take anymore
That was me about three days ago. I was done.  Over and over again I hear myself telling others how I am hopeful of Xavier's current treatment. I put on that positive attitude, smile and say it's going to be ok, it's just going to take time. I hear the word...

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Good for us both!
In case you missed it on my other social feeds, I have teamed up with my amazingly talented daughter Mackenzie for this video project. As a way to give her an outlet and a voice in the chaos of childhood cancer, she has created The Feelings Lab (yes! she wa...
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