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Do You Know How Lucky You Are?

February 28, 2019 in Motherhood - No Comments

We had a rough night last night. Callie had trouble sleeping because she had a lot of phantom limb pain. 
As I sat there in the dark with her, I wondered if other parents know how lucky they are?
If you haven’t spent half of your life in a hospital. 
If you can send your child to school without any extra care or plan. 
If your pediatrician and pharmacist don’t know you by name. 
If your life has never been divided into before and after. 
If you never spent a week in a hospital teaching your child to walk with her new leg. 
If you never heard your baby screaming for you after her surgery.
If you never saw your child’s blood all over the floor of the hospital room. 
If you’ve never had to answer “Why Me Mama? ” 
If you’ve never stared death in the face. 
If you’ve never had to fight an insurance company so your child can walk. 
Because I didn’t. But I do now. 
Now I’m on the other side. 
I’m so lucky I have her. 
I’m so lucky she is ours. 
I’m so lucky God picked us for her and her for us. 
I’m so lucky we have an amazing prosthetic team. 
I’m so lucky James and I have good jobs with insurance. 
I’m so lucky to be humbled by something larger than myself. 
I’m so lucky I know how fragile life is. 
I’m so lucky to have her to teach us what courage looks like. 
I’m so lucky to have James as a rock for us to lean on. 
Those are the things I focused on as I kissed her good night

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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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