If u haven’t seen it yet, this video is on my Facebook page that shows Jessie in my travel wheelchair. It’s kind of freaky how much Jessie looks like me!
Well, last night, Jessie hurt her ankle, & the crutches we have are way too small—they are from when she was a little girl! So, she has been using my travel wheelchair to get around…it’s pretty funny to have my “doppelganger” (twin) around! Poor Cooper must feel like he has double vision!
But it’s kinda’ cool that I can help my kid out in a way that no “normal” mom can! It has been a struggle for me to accept motherhood “this way”—it certainly is not the way I anticipated my life to be! However, as Dieter F. Uctdorf said, “Sometimes we mistake diamonds on our path for ordinary pebbles … (but the) heat & pressure that our trials bring us can make us strong like a diamond if we remain faithful to our Heavenly Father.”
I have definitely “stubbed my toe” on what seemed to initially be the “pebbles” on my path, & later on discovered out that they were “diamonds”. Being a “different” kind of mom is one of those “diamonds.” Sometimes, I need a reminder that those are “diamonds” & not “pebbles”, but if I had not been put on this path, I may have remained focused on things that I thought made the “perfect” mom, & had forgotten other ways that mattered. But this large new path has allowed me to find even the smallest “diamonds” that I may have missed if I wasn’t rolling down my path!
Speaking of finding diamonds on your path in life, here is an Easter video that I absolutely love:
& check it out the video on www.mormon.org — There are even more videos to watch during the week leading up to Easter, as you focus on one of the eight principles on the website to learn how u too can find the diamonds on your path, and find His peace in your life.
Wow! I love this post, Jenny! It is beautiful and so insightful. Thanks for sharing it. You are definitely a diamond! Can’t wait to check out Jessie tooling around in your chair!