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Perfectly Imperfect

February 27, 2019 in Motherhood - No Comments

I used to beat myself up if everything wasn’t perfect for her. 
Perfectly coordinated outfits. 
Pinterest worthy birthday parties. 
Cake Boss caliber baked goods for her parties at school. 
Lunches with little cute sandwiches in the shape of little woodland creatures.
Handmade costumes for Halloween that took months to make.

Perfect, perfect, perfect.
I was exhausted and overwhelmed. 
Callie doesn’t care if her outfit matches. She cares that its soft,cozy, and comfortable.
Callie doesn’t care if her birthday party is Pinterest worthy. She cares if there’s cake, how many pieces of cake she can have, and if we get to take the leftover cake home. #shegetsitfromhermama
Callie doesn’t care if the stuff for the bake sale is homemade. She cares that her Mama could be there to help.
Callie doesn’t care if her lunch has woodland creatures. She actually likes eating school lunch sometimes and it saves the day on hectic weeks.
Those Halloween costumes? 
Thank God… for Amazon Prime. 
It’s taken me a bit to let that stuff go. If we have the time to do it, fantastic. She picks the important things and we go big on those. I show up for what’s important to her and we make a big deal out of those……and the rest, we let it go. Because at the end of the day, that’s what’s important. 
The fact that she sees me making her priorities my own. 
The fact that she sees me balancing work and home life successfully. 
The fact that she sees her Mama owning her strong suits and “contracting out” her weaknesses. 
The fact that her Mama can pick her up from school and tuck her in at night. 
The fact that her mama is more concerned with being present….over perfect.
All of those things are what’s important…..just not the perfectly planned Pinterest birthday parties. 

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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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