Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend!

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 — 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.


Dear Readers,

Just FYI, in case you want to update your bookmarks, Jenny’s webpage is now located at — no longer at

Don’t worry, you won’t get lost if you are looking for her old website. All traffic over there has been programmed to automatically redirect over here, to the new address.

If you are confused or need help, feel free to send me an email. This was all done to make managing her website simpler for everyone involved.


Comment Spam

I have just spent several hours going through all the web log entries and comments and have deleted all the comment spam that I found. In case anyone’s interested, about 15% of the comments (70 or so) were spam.

(For those unaware of what comment spam is, it is a comment that advertises something and doesn’t add anything useful to the discussion. Usually the “product” being advertised is porn, drugs, or other unsavory items that wouldn’t be of even the slightest interest to any of this log’s regular readership.)

Our spam policy is a strict no-tolerance policy. Anyone who posts comment spam will have their IP (network) address banned permanently. Period, end of story, no negotiations. As of today, I have banned 22 IP addresses.

If any of our regular readers find that they can no longer post (which is unlikely to happen) it may be because of this. If you are running Windows and think you were unfairly banned, then it is possible that your computer is infected by “zombie” software that allows hackers and spammers to control your computer. You might want to scan for malicious software — viruses, spyware, etc. — on your computer to see if this is the case. Those of you who use Macintoshes don’t have to deal with any of that baloney, so count yourselves lucky!

Because I’m short on time and this cleanup process can be very tedious, I might not catch all the spam as it appears. That said, I will keep checking the site on a periodic basis, of course. At any rate, if anyone sees any spam I haven’t yet cleaned up, feel free to report it to me and I’ll get rid of it immediately.