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You Might be the Parent of a Warrior Princess if….

May 30, 2019 in Warrior Princess - No Comments

You might be the parent of a warrior princess if…….

You have a first name basis relationship with the pharmacist. And her doctor and school nurse.

You might be the parent of a warrior princess if you find yourself yelling “where’s your leg?” or “you have to put your leg on first” frequently.

You might be the parent of a warrior princess if you are constantly amazed by all the things that she can accomplish.  Nothing stops her or slows her down and you are so proud of her.

You might be the parent of a warrior princess if you have had to explain why your child’s leg set off the metal detectors.  If the thought of going through the TSA check points at the airport are similar to a three ring circus spectacular.

You might be the parent of a warrior princess if you feel like you’ve spent half your life in the hospital.

You might be the parent of a warrior princess if you celebrate different triumphs and milestones.  First steps take on a different meaning for you.

You might be the parent of a warrior princess if you have learned to dance in the rain.  To bloom where you’ve been planted.

You might be the parent of a warrior princess if you love summer time because it means your princess can wear shorts.  Pants are hard sometimes.

You might be the parent of a warrior princess if you evaluate a situation on how well your child will be able to get around. Is it accessible?  How steep is it?  Are there good footholds?

You might be the parent of a warrior princess if you have a small army of stuffed animals.  Because when she was a baby you started the tradition of a new “buddy” bought at every hospital visit and now there’s a thousand stuffed animals in her room.

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You might be the parent of a warrior princess if you always look to see people’s reactions to your child.  If your first instinct is to smile and hope that their reaction is the same.  It hurts when it’s not and you feel your child’s hand grab yours looking for comfort.

You might be the parent of a warrior princess if you hope for empathy, representation, and inclusion for all.

You might be the parent of a warrior princess if you stay awake at night worrying about how high school will go.  Will she be bullied?  Will people make fun of the scar on her chest?  About her prosthetic leg?

You might be the parent of a warrior princess if you have threatened “Don’t make me take your leg away” to get your child to just. slow. down. for. once.

You might be the parent of a warrior princess if you’ve slept in multiple hospital chairs.  On multiple occasions.

You might be the parent of a warrior princess if you measure time by what prosthetic leg your princess had….”she was about 3 when she had her Pooh Bear leg……”

You wonder if it’s possible to die of exhaustion.

Or a broken heart.

You divide your life into “Before” and “After” surgery……

You might be the parent of a warrior princess if your child is the bravest person you know.

If the doctor tells you it’s ok to sleep through the night….but you would never be able to forgive yourself if something happened so you still get up to check to make sure her heart is beating strongly.

You might be the parent of a warrior princess if you wonder how you were so blessed to be their parent.  To be given the most amazing child in the world………

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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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