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My Daughter’s Leg Doesn’t Need a Trigger Warning

November 12, 2021 in Warrior Princess - No Comments
I remember being at the pool this summer and Callie taking off her prosthetic.
She doesn’t swim in it (obviously) and I heard the mom next to me on the chair mutter under her breath “Geez a little warning would be nice.”
As if seeing Callie’s leg without the prosthetic on was triggering for her and her kids.
The thing is…..we will never give a trigger warning for Callie’s residual limb.
Ever.
Trigger warnings are for things that are traumatic, abusive, and painful in experience. Extremely hard things that people have been through.
Not a bit of discomfort or uneasiness because YOU aren’t used to being around bodies that look different than your own.
Callie’s limb is not traumatic or scary–it’s simply different, unique, and unlike what you might be used to seeing in your world.
We will always encourage Callie to bravely be herself–regardless of anyone else’s comfort level. Their reactions are evidence that there is some internal work that needs to be done…highlighting things that need to be explored, immersed in, introduced to and things to be healed.  Parts of them that they need to dig into, learn, ask questions, and do some work on.
And that’s on them.
Not on Callie.

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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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