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We Didn’t Know

We didn’t know what our journey would look like.

We didn’t know that we would get the news we did.

We didn’t know that we could be together while feeling desperately alone.

We didn’t know that things would be this hard.

We didn’t know that our spirits could be crushed this much.

We didn’t know how frightening this would be and how brave we would need to become.

We didn’t know that we could feel so much heartbreak but yet so much hope at the same time.

We didn’t know that her first step would bring tears of happiness to our eyes and in the same second–cause us to drown in grief.

We didn’t know that we could stand up again and again after getting knocked down.

We didn’t know that we could grieve for something we never had.  How much that would leave a permanent hole in our hearts.

We didn’t know that we could each be raging hurricanes and at the same time, each other’s safe harbor.

We didn’t know that some days, just surviving was good enough.

We didn’t know that in an instant, our lives would never be the same again.

We didn’t know that love shows up differently during trauma.  Sometimes it looked like letting the other sleep and other times it looked like throwing yourself on the grenade to protect the other’s tender heart.

We didn’t know that the grief never leaves.  It just slowly recedes….lapping at our feet on good days and knocking us over with a tidal wave on the bad days.

We didn’t know how differently our milestones would look compared to others.  A tiny step forward for our friends would be a leap a for us.  How long it would take us to be comfortable not measuring our lives by another family’s ruler.

We didn’t know how strong we could be–especially when we we were so scared.  How each of those decisions to stand up and go again would forge the strength of our souls in fire.

We didn’t know that holding on to each other would keep us from slipping into the darkness–how we became living breathing anchors for each other.

We didn’t know that our scars would tell amazing stories of courage, tenacity, resilience, and love.

We didn’t know how much I would struggling navigating these new uncharted waters of motherhood. Mourning the loss of my “old” self while completely head over heels in love with our little girl.

We didn’t know that we could say so much with simply holding hands.

We didn’t know that our story needed to be told.  How it would light up the dark path for others that followed behind us.

We didn’t know that how intimately we would know discomfort.  How we would learn to make it our friend.

We didn’t know that we would have spend our lives adapting to a world that’s not built for our little girl.

We didn’t know that people like us–that have experienced defeat, loss, and grief?  They have gratitude seared in their souls.

We didn’t know that by being broken, we’ve learned to love harder.

We didn’t know that by being in the dark for so long…..

We would learn to appreciate everything that shines.

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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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