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Always My Leg First

February 23, 2019 in Warrior Princess - No Comments

The other day when we came home from the gym, Callie says to me…
“Mama, when people look at me, they don’t look at my face. They look at my leg first. Always at my leg first.” It hurt. 
She’s ten so she’s very perceptive and aware for her age. As her mama I dont want her to have to deal with the inquisitive looks, the curious stares, and the tilts of people’s heads as they work through what her prosthetic is…. But we have to. 
So we talked about owning our truths. 
We talked about how Mama wears an insulin pump on her waist, infusion set in her leg, and glucose sensor in her arm….and people look at that too. 
We talked about how being different is ok because everyone is different. 
We talked about how we can smile at the curious people in hopes that the feel comfortable approaching her for a question. 
We talked about answering questions about her leg with strength and grace. 
We talked about how most people are generally just simply curious and don’t mean anything by looking at her leg. 
We talked about how being different makes us stronger. 
Braver. 
Bolder.
Kind.
Empathetic.
Warriors.

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Hi everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by! My name is Jaime! Wife to my better half, James, who is my moon and all of my stars. We are parents to our little warrior princess, Callie Grace. We started this blog to share our journey as we navigate through our crazy beautiful life. Callie is a lower limb amputee and I am a Type One Diabetic. We are hoping to change the face of beauty one step at a time! We hope by sharing our story, you leave with a little bit more inspiration and hope! Thank you so much for stopping by and joining our tribe!

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Hi Y'all! I’m Jaime, a proud working mama, author, girl boss and wifey to an ultra-adorable husband. I am a huge book nerd, I drink coffee like my life depends on it, and run on dry shampoo and Amazon Prime. Leopard print is my favorite color. I am a story teller at heart and this blog is a virtual scrapbook of our crazy beautiful life. I'm a Type One Diabetic and our little warrior princess Callie is a lower limb amputee. By sharing how we’ve chosen to flourish in the garden we’ve been planted in, we hope you can take some small nuggets of hope, inspiration, and laughter. We are so grateful that you’ve found us—welcome to the fam. We embrace our perfectly imperfect lives and don’t let the doctor’s appointments, spreadsheets, speaking engagements, 10th birthday parties to plan, housework or date nights overwhelm us. Those things are just the beautiful reminders of all the blessings in our lives. Read More

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