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Advocate like a Mother

January 29, 2021 in Motherhood - No Comments

Were you always an advocate?”

This was a question asked of me the other day.

I’ve always had a heart for the underdog. Maybe having T1D, I saw a little bit of myself in them.  Ever since I was little, I found myself lucky enough to have a voice loud enough to get up on the podium when needed.

I’ve learned so much as I’ve stepped into places I didn’t know existed. The more time I’ve spent in those places and the more aware I am of the injustices people like my daughter experience–and the more determined I am to advocate, shout her worth, and break the mold for people like her.

Advocacy is not easy and few tend to seek it out.

It’s emotionally, physically, and spiritually exhausting. Most people like to stay in their safe comfortable bubbles and avoid conflict. I never went looking for advocacy–rather it came along and popped the shit out of my bubble. Advocacy pounded on my door and frankly has never left since. We’re good friends now.

It’s when we don’t “have” to be advocates that we get to decide to BE one. The ability to choose to be an advocate though–that’s privilege. A privilege I had….prior to the birth of our warrior. Before Callie, if I saw a particular injustice, I could choose to sit quietly on the bench and not get in the game.

Now there’s no question–if a person, organization, industry, or system makes my daughter feel less than able, less worthy, or challenges her way of life……I’m on the field.

Hands up.
Game face on.
Voice loud and clear.
Ready to go.

Shouting her worth to the top of the stadium.

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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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