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Holding my Breath

September 14, 2020 in Sentiments - No Comments

Sometimes I feel like I’m holding my breath.

Waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Afraid of getting too comfortable in our ever day life……

Because I know just around the corner is another trauma waiting to knock us on our rear ends.

That’s been our pattern for the last 12 years.  We start to pick up a little steam, really start to get our footing, and we’re run over by a run away train.

I mean, if life is good right now, can I really enjoy it?  Or is this just a false sense of security and we are about to have a huge crisis on our hands? Is it possible for me to relax and let down my guard?

My heart is almost held captive to the fear of “What’s next???”

But I can’t keep holding my breath.

Or I’ll suffocate.

I can still remember the mountains and the valleys that got us to this point–and the lessons they taught us.

But I have to be present for today.

Whole heartedly.

Untethered to the past.

So my goal is to be more present.

To be where we are right now so I don’t miss out on my life waiting for the next “thing” to happen.

The present is all we truly have–the rest is either memories or our wild imagination of what could be.

So I’m just going to be here with the perfectly imperfect, beautiful, grace filled moments in our life.

The perfect cup of coffee in the morning (two Splendas and lots of cream).  Watching Callie ride horses.  Dance parties in the kitchen.  Family movie nights.  Weekends at the ranch.  Listening to the rain hit the window in our bedroom.  Driving with the car windows rolled down singing to the radio. Baking brownies with Callie and letting her lick the spoon.  Hand written notes tucked in my work bag.  Walking to the mail box and waving at all the people walking their dogs.  Sunday dinners followed by yummy dessert.  Running through the wildflowers with Callie.  Eating dripping ice cream cones during the summer while walking downtown.  Callie’s belly laugh.  His big hand on the small of my back.  Texas sunsets from our front porch stairs.  Those moments.

Because if I’m always getting ready for the next “thing”…..

How will I ever enjoy this thing?

 

 

 

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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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