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A Very Special Interview

July 14, 2019 in Warrior Princess - No Comments

I’m interviewing my very favorite person in the whole wide world today…….

This girl.

 

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Mama: “So Callie, is it ok if I interview you for the blog?  You can share some of your thoughts with all of our friends!”

Callie: “Sure Mama! But this makes me kinda nervous….”

Mama: “That’s what is cool about an interview, Mama can edit out the parts that you don’t want to share or you can think a little longer about the questions if you need time.  So the first question is……What do you wish people knew about people that wear prosthetics?”

Callie: “That we can do EVERYTHING that everyone else can.  I just might have to do it a little differently but I still can DO it.  We are just like everyone else.  We have stuff we do well and stuff we need some help with.  We have the same feelings that everyone else does.”

Mama: “What was your favorite pattern on your prosthetic leg that we built?”

Callie: “My mermaid one that I have now!”

Mama: “What do you wish you could tell people about your life?”

Callie: “That it hurts my feelings when people just look at my leg and point or stare.  I wish they would look at my face instead of always at my leg.  I wish they knew they could ask me questions and I would talk to them about it.  It hurts my feelings sometimes when kids ask ‘What’s WRONG with your leg? Why do you have a robot leg?’ ”

Mama: “I know baby girl.  I like it when they ask you to tell them about your leg.  It seems easier if they come from a place of wanting to learn and curiosity.”

Callie: “I like when I can explain it and they just don’t stare at it.  Or worse, stare and try to walk away from me real fast.”

Mama: “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Callie: “I want to open an animal shelter rescue center.  We can save all the animals and help them find homes.  And then I can make a YouTube show to show everyone all the good things we do.  And then on the weekend I can be an architect and design homes!

Mama: “Well it sounds like you are going to be busy, you better make sure you save your free time to come hang with your mama and daddy…..”

Callie: “Well you can come help me take care of the baby animals Mama.  You can be the one that holds them.”

Mama: “Deal.  What’s your favorite animal?”

Callie: “Horses and puppies. I like them both the best.  Or wolves.  I like wolves too.”

Mama: “What kind of change do you want to make in the world?”

Callie: “I want people to be nicer to each other. And not judge people on how they look.  I wish there were more kids like me in movies.  There is not a lot of people on TV or in ads that have prosthetic legs.  I want to help people know to never give up and you can do anything you set your mind to.  I want people to know it’s ok to be different because everyone is different.  I also want all the stray animals to have nice homes.”

Mama: “What is one of the hardest things you’ve had to go through?”

Callie: “My heart surgery.  This last one I actually remember and it was really hard.  It hurt so much.  I had to take that yucky disgusting medicine.  All I wanted to do was go home and we had to stay in the hospital forever.”

Mama: “But you were so brave.  And you walked ONE day after your surgery!”

Callie: “Yeah and they pulled those tubes out of me.  That was gross.”

Mama: “Yes, Mama almost threw up too. Let’s talk about something fun.  What’s your favorite food?”

Callie: “Fast food.”

Mama: “Lord.  Ok, if you had to pick a super power what would it be?”

Callie: “Oohh…to fly!  That would be so cool.”

Mama: “Well, I already think you are kinda super hero already.”

Callie: “Oh Mama.”

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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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