Welcome to the Love Your Story podcast. Today is episode 80, which ends a 2-part series of interviews with Diane Butterfield. So far in her story we’ve learned of her infertility, the creation of her family, the loss of two of her children and the struggle to survive job loss and bankruptcy amidst it all. If you’re just joining us, go back and listen to episode 79 first so you can get the first part of the story. Today we follow Diane through the suicide, perseverance, and finding hope….eventually. This series keeps it real – sometimes healing is a long process, but we can choose our response to the most difficult and painful life events.
Diane Butterfield’s story wracked my heart. A woman who lives in Northern Utah with a sign on her fridge that says “Fair is something you go to in the fall.” If anyone feels life has treated them unfairly, listen in to Diane’s story for a staggering dose of tragedy and loss of half of her family, and the inspirational picture of how one woman chose, on purpose, how to keep going despite tremendous loss and struggle. I share her story because it illustrates a woman’s journey through the darkest spaces and the choices to stand back up each time.