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Before Callie was born, I didn’t think something like what we experienced could happen to people like “us.”

I thought grief, heartbreak, loss, and gut wrenchingly hard things happened to OTHER people. Those hard things happened to someone else’s friend, or neighbor or second cousin.  It happened to people in the news stories and magazine articles.

Not people like me. Not anyone close to me.

Because I’d already had my “fair” share of hard things, there was no possible way another hard thing would be put on my shoulders right?  I had a chronic disease and had enough burdens to carry, surely I wouldn’t be tasked with something else?


Maybe it was arrogance, nativity, or sheer audacity but I truly was shell shocked with Callie’s diagnosis.

For the first few weeks, I would argue the circumstances with everyone.

How did this happen if I took care of myself during my pregnancy?

How did this happen if I took all the supplements, followed all the protocols, and had the best doctors?

How could this happen when I did EVERYTHING right?

How could this happen to someone like me?


And the truth of the matter is, there is absolutely no reason.  You can do everything right.  You can play it safe.  You can follow all the rule and do everything by the book.

You can argue and plead and lash out at the universe.  You can feel like your life is ending and you can feel out of control. You can crumble and fall apart.  You can try to bargain and negotiate but the fact of the matter is….

Your life is changed.

The key is, understanding that your life isn’t over.  It’s merely different.  It’s not what you expected but it can still be beautiful, joyous, full of laughter and happiness. You still have endless opportunities and possibilities if you’re willing to see them.

So if you’re in the same space I was 15 years ago, I want you to know…..

You will be ok.

You will eventually heal.

Your grief will lessen.

Your anger will fade.

And you will…….be ok.


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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