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Different is Beautiful

February 27, 2019 in Warrior Princess - No Comments

We got Callie a little sign for her room that says “Different is beautiful.” It sits right next to her unicorn figurine on her dresser. 
We’re at the stage where she doesn’t want to be different. She wants to blend in. 
We’ve worked really hard to teach her empathy and that everyone has differences. Mama has a pump. Her friend at school is dyslexic. Her other friend has a speech impediment. Other kids at school have diabetes, ADHD, different abilities, and a million other things that set us apart. 
But she’s ten now and more concerned with appearances. Her little social circle is expanding.
That’s hard for any kid. Let alone one with a prosthetic leg like Callie.
I’m not surprised we’re dealing with these issues now, I knew it would happen eventually. I was just kinda hoping it wouldn’t happen so soon! To me she’s still that little pint sized baby with her pink prosthetic and paci in her mouth. 
All we can do is keep moving forward and address each hurdle as they come. I know I can’t take it from her, even though I would in a heart beat. All we can do is help her through it. Let her have choices. Listen to her concerns and let her have a say. Keep telling her she’s amazing. Keep reminding her she’s a unicorn in a field of horses. A wildflower among roses….And keep being there for her when she needs me. 
I see the her sign every time I leave her room at night. And everytime it tugs at my heart. 
It makes me fiercely proud. It makes me sad.
Just like her prosthetic. 

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Jaime

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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