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Family Rules

September 15, 2019 in Family, Sentiments - No Comments

I thought it would be fun to share with everyone the rules and values that we have in our family.  We’ve had some of these from Day One and others we’ve adopted over the years.  I would love one day to have a sign made with these to hang in our home!

The first one……Have courage and be kind.  We’ve told Callie this since she was a little baby.  It didn’t matter what was happening or what the situation was, as long as we responded with courage first and kindness always then we will be successful.  Courage sometime is taking one step more than you think you can.  Kindness has power.  Both have grit and grace.

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The second……bloom where you are planted.  Everyone is going to go through hard times.  Your best laid plans are not going to work out.  Life is going to sideline you at times and give you a run for your money.  In our family, we show up every day and we do our absolute best with the resources we have.  Sometimes we are going to have amazing days where we smash all of our goals and hit it out of the park.  Other times, it will be a very rough season…..but we will still bloom.  We will look for the light in the darkness and the gold in every part of our story.  We’ve realized that in the dark times, we were not being buried.  We were being planted.  So that we could grow strong roots……and BLOOM.

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The third..….we chose joy.  Every day.  The most important word in the phrase isn’t “joy.” It’s “choose.” Life is too short and we want to make the most of every day.  So we lean into the happy times and soak them up.  We make looking for gratitude an every day habit–whether it is a new book or an amazing sunset.  Those small magical moments of joy are what life is all about……we chose to be in love with our life.  Every  messy, complicated, perfectly imperfect part of it. Joy is a decision,  sometimes really brave one, about how you are going to respond to your life.

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The fourth is……you can sit with us.  Obviously with our experiences with Callie and my chronic disease, we are an inclusive family.  We don’t look at the world in terms of “normal” but we focus on embracing what makes us unique and special.  Everyone has their own abilities and gifts and we celebrate them all. We’ve understood what it felt like to be excluded at times, so we are always looking for way to open our arms and include.  We are a family of helpers and look for ways every day to give back to those around us.

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The final one is we do our best.  We are a family that sets goals.  We constantly are  trying to be better than we were the day before.  Our best doesn’t have to be our neighbor’s best or our friend’s best…..it has to be our best personal effort.  We do the work and have a growth mindset.  We aren’t afraid of hard work and we know we can do hard things.  We are ok with being beginners, because we know that no one ever started out as an expert.  For us, doing our best is more important than being the “best.”

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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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