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Is it Harder?

February 28, 2019 in Family, Motherhood, Warrior Princess - No Comments

Someone asked me the other day if our life was hard because of my diabetes and Callie’s health challenges. 
I didn’t know how to answer it. 
How do I say that our lives are completely different than other peoples?
That we faced challenges that other people have no earthly idea about? That we’ve lost track of how many appointments, therapies, surgeries, and procedures we’ve done?
That simple tasks for other children have to be thought out, planned for, and modified for Callie? 
How do I say we have to be tougher? Stronger? More tenacious? How do I say that I’ve wanted to take on all of her burdens for her a million times? How do I say I’ve lost track of the times we’ve cheated death?
So I didn’t. 
I told him we’re warriors. Fighters. Brave. 
That our challenges are part of us but don’t define us. I shared it has taught us everyone is different and deserves compassion. I shared we’ve learned to never give up, to have courage and always, always be kind. We’ve learned to see people first and abilities second. We’ve learned empathy. We’ve learned not to be defined by our challenges but that we can do whatever we set our minds to. We’ve learned the meaning of family. We’ve learned that each day brings challenges….but also beautiful triumphs. 
And later, after I left him, I let a few tears fall.
Our challenging beautiful life.

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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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