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The Words You Choose

January 20, 2021 in Uncategorized - No Comments

Have you ever thought about the words you use to describe yourself?

We are very intentional with the words we choose when it comes to Callie, her abilities and what labels we bestow on ourselves.

Because words matter.

Especially the words that you assign to yourself and your abilities.

We say that Callie “has” a prosthetic leg……instead of Callie “lost” her leg.

We say that we were “picked” for this journey….instead of this “happened to us.”

We say “prosthetic leg” instead of “fake” leg….because to Callie, they both are her legs.

One just happens to be made of flesh and bone and the other is made of titanium and steel.

We say “differently abled” most of the time because Callie doesn’t consider herself “disabled.” She simply has to do things differently than others do.

We say “adaptive” athlete instead of “disabled” athlete.

We say that we are “growing through” a hard time instead of “going through” a hard time.

We ask “what is this teaching us” instead of “why is this happening to us.”

We say we are “bridge builders” and “guides”  instead of “victims” as we advocate for inclusion and representation.

Words only have power if you assign meaning to them.

For our family, we assign words to our life that are deeply rooted in gratitude, positivity, strength, and resilience.

Not focused on what we’ve lost, how we are “less than,” or ravaged by hardship.

Because we have the power to create the life we deserve.

With each and every word we pick.

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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