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More Than We Were Ever Prepared For

December 3, 2021 in Motherhood, Sentiments - No Comments

She was a hope.
A dream.
A wish.
A thought.
An idea.
A silent prayer that I had tucked away in the deepest part of my heart.

And then in an instant, she was a tiny little fuzzy image on an ultrasound photo.

A little outline just waiting to be filled in.

Her name thoughtfully picked out and paired with the most absolute grandiose of dreams. Outlining who and what she would become one day.

We planned everything….from the birth plan to the paint on the nursery walls to the type of stroller and where she would go to preschool. We planned our schedules and how she would fit into every aspect of our life. Car seats, the baby baby wraps, and the perfect bottles. Nothing was left unaccounted for in preparation to bring our little miracle into the world.

And then she arrived and we discovered how much we didn’t plan for.

We didn’t plan for an open heart surgery or a lower limb amputation.
We didn’t plan to be gutted and knocked over by a tidal wave of grief.
We didn’t plan for every single hope and dream we’d put out into the universe to be overlooked. We didn’t plan for this path in life.

And yet…..

We had planned for the space she would need in the house, the adjustments she would bring to our schedules, and the financial impacts of raising a baby.

But we could have never of imagined the way she taught us the meaning of love.

The meaning of strength.

The way she could bring out the very best part of each of us.

The way that she made things simpler, truer, and more grace filled.
We never could have comprehended the space she overtook in our hearts, the joy she brought to our lives, the time we unapologetically gave to her, and the perfectly imperfect change she brought to our world.

Now that she is here…
Fully filled in.
No longer a dream, a wish, or a silently whispered prayer…..
And we know she is most assuredly more than we were ever prepared for.


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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