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February 28, 2019 in Lifestyle - No Comments

Callie came to me the other day and wanted to write her very own story in her new journal. 
My literary heart filled with pride. I got her settled at the table with her new journal and some pretty pens. 
And then she started to write…..
And I started to interject. 
Why don’t you write a little straighter on that line baby?
Why don’t you put the title page on there? At the top? Centered would be good. 
Why don’t you put more details about the cat there?
And slowly I could see her become more hesitant…..and less confident. 
I realized I needed to back off and let her write it. 
It’s her story, not mine. It’s so easy as a parent to jump in and try to help. To try to intervene to achieve some kind of perfect moment, perfect picture, perfect story, or perfect creation for our kids. Especially in the world of “Instagramable” moments…..but what I needed to do was sit back, zip my lips, and let her create. 
So that’s what I did. 
Was the title perfectly centered? No. 
Was the cat character’s personality perfectly portrayed. No.
But what did happen is she was able to create and express herself. She was able to cultivate her creativity and build her self expression. She was able to build her confidence and originate an idea. She was so proud to show me her story. She was so excited and wanted to make an “About the Author” page. And that’s way better than a perfectly centered title……

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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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