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Victim or Warrior?

December 18, 2019 in Family, Warrior Princess - 1 Comment

Sometimes I feel like it’s very easy to fall into the “victim” mentality.

Especially with our situation.  I mean how could I not?  How could I honestly not look at all of the challenges we’ve overcome, all of the hurdles we’ve crossed, all of the doors slammed in our face and not felt the teensiest bit victimized?

Type One Diabetes.

Amputee.

Chronic heart condition.

Cancer.

It’s a beautifully brutal list.

I think it’s because we’ve always asked ourselves “Do you want to be a victim or do you want to be a warrior?”

Instead of asking “Why is this happening to us?” we’ve focused on “What is this trying to teach us?” Or even more so……”How is this situation happening FOR us?”

Because we want to look at all of the things that we’ve been through and be able to shout from the roof tops “We are STILL here!  It did NOT break us!”

Because we want to be proud of our ability to recover, achieve, and rebuild.

Shouldn’t we want to be able to say that those hard things did not decimate us, they did not destroy us, they did not beat us?

We refuse to play the victim.  We refuse to quit, we refuse to be fueled by fear or pessimism.  Or negativity……especially negativity.

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“Do you want to be a victim or do you want to be a warrior?”

We are not victims.  We are warriors and survivors, setting the world a blaze with our truths.  Sharing our light, our warmth, and our fierce courage.

We want to say that despite the hellfire.  Despite the soul crushing.  Despite the grief.  Despite the pain…..WE ARE STILL HERE.  That we did not give up.  That we have a history of victory because no matter what we have not given up.

Life comes at you.  No matter the circumstances.  Some people chose to play the victim.  Some people chose to merely survive.  Others, like my family, chose to pick up the sword and fight like a warrior.  Our family, with fire in our veins and courageous hearts, will fight.  Because we see the sunset, even on the darkest days.  We see the opportunity in every difficulty.  We see the quiet moments of beauty that others take for granted.  We see the crazy blessing that is our life.

I don’t know how our story will end.  What I do know is, that absolutely nowhere, in any of the chapters…..will it say we quit.

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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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  • Judith Dill December 19, 2019 at 3:09 am

    Beautifully written and very inspiring!! FIGHT ON WARRIORS you will be rewarded

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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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