Episode 80 Interview with Diane Butterfield – Part 2: You Can’t Choose What Happens to You, but You Can Choose How You Respond

Interview with Diane Butterfield – Part 2

You Can’t Choose What Happens to You, But You Can Choose How You Respond


Welcome to the Love Your Story podcast. Today is episode 80, which ends a 2-part series of interviews with Diane Butterfield. I’ve given this story 2 episodes because it’s long, it’s intense, and around every corner, there is another twist to the plot, another funeral, another dragon to be slain. If you’ve ever thought life was not fair, well…you’re in good company with today’s interviewee… If you’re just joining us, go back and listen to episode 79 first so you can get the first part of the story.

On her fridge, there’s a sign that says, “Fair is something you go to  in the fall.”  But one thing Diane is clear about is that while she is not in charge of what happens to her she is totally in charge of how she gets to act and react. In today’s episode we deal with suicide and finding your way forward when you find half your family in the cemetary. Stayed tuned for the rest of the story.

Tune into this series for her story of infertility, job loss, tragic car accidents and the loss of her children and her husband. But you’ll also hear about tender mercies, miracles, hope and perseverance that inspires.

About the author, Lori

Author of five books and over 100 magazine and newspaper articles, Lori found a fascination with the personal narrative during her master's degree research in Folklore at Utah State University. Coming to understand the nuance and power of story, the automatic but unrecognized uses, the cultural curtains that story pulls back for us to peak behind, she let her excitement spill over into her own journey of personal empowerment and the excitement of sharing it all with others.


  1. Tina Jones on April 5, 2018 at 5:14 AM

    I always loved Diane in my ward. She has been such a motivation to me, helping me get through tough times. I know God is very aware of us, and just like the foot prints film he never leaves us, sometimes we are just being carried.

    • Lori Lee on April 13, 2018 at 10:20 AM

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts. She IS inspiring.

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