Hello Again!

This has been a very long time! I am so sorry. I haven’t really been able to do much this past year because last July my Mother started having some serious problems. Of course, I can hardly take care of myself, then my Mom wound up in the hospital for two weeks, then in a nursing home for three, then to my house for three-and-a-half months for rehab. Between all of this, plus the sale of her house and getting her into assisted living(with no family support whatsoever mind you) I have been busy, exhausted and extremely stressed.

Anyway, now to catch up. Not all has been so bad in spite of what I have written above. Between Christmas and New Years,’ I got a phone call from a company saying that my book had been recommened for a film! Three production companies they partner with were very interested in it. One was even a definite yes. So, as I write this, a screenwriter is writing the initial draft for my book! I have waited sooo long for this. It is still so surreal to me though. I’m still pinching myself and wondering did this really happen? Things like this don’t happen to girls like me. When I think about what a wallflower I was in high school, I can hardly believe I’m going to be well known one day.

This is such a thrill. People will finally know the truth about CFS/ME and be able to get the help they need and deserve. It is going to be a feature film, a film in the theatre. That really makes me happy. When I pitched it several  years ago out in LA, I only really expected it to be considered for a movie of the week; I didn’t really expect it to be considered at all. Just goes to show you you never know!

Well, gotta go now. I just wanted to touch base and let you know what whas happening. I will keep everyone up to date as things progress.

Love and  hugs to all!


Good Day!

Hello, everyone! I haven’t written in quite a while due to a severe flare up and having to do for my mother when I had a mere spurt of energy.

So, what have I been up to for the past month? Hmmm….I turned another year older, I participated in a local Author’s Fair at my local library where I was able to talk to my public and educate them about the reality and organic causes of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and I got two GLOWING reviews of my book from Pacific Book Review and US Review of Books which made all my suffering worthwhile. I have the love and support of my friends and my community and believe me, that you can’t live without. I surround myself with happy, positive people who lift me up rather than bring me down, which is also very important. In addition, I have immersed myself in faith because I have learned the hard way people can let you down whether they mean to or not.

Well, it’s such a lovely day here in Chicago, Il. I think I’ll sit on the porch and soak in some more spiritual food in the from a Joyce Meyer book. Have a wonderful day, everyone!

Good Evening!

Hello again, all! I hope you are having a beautiful weekend.

Well, here I am, three weeks after my last post and what a revelation these three weeks have been. For what seems like forever, I have been deeply hurt by two family members; one who stabbed my in the back and told out and out lies about me and one who has done nothing but belittle and criticize me.This coupled with the CFS and FM made me very angry and very dark for years. Even after I started speaking with a Stephen Minister for a year-and-a- half, something still wasn’t right. While I began to understand why the burden of CFS was put upon me by my Maker (to turn it into something good)I still wasn’t truly happy. I lacked the joy I should have been feeling knowing that the Lord was always with me and was doing good things with my life. Then I figured it out. I couldn’t be joyful until I let go of the negativity in my life, and that negativity was my family situation. I was only sad when I thought about that, and I realized I couldn’t do what I was called to do effectively with sadness over something I had no control over hanging over my head. I had to stop living in the past and move forward COMPLETELY. I couldn’t be somewhere in both the past and the present and have a happy future. It was either one or the other, and I knew what I had to do. I had to move forward and do what God has called me to do, and you know, it was the strangest thing. It was so easy! I just let go completely, almost with no effort at all! Since I’ve never been the type to let go of anything, this had to be God working in my life. I can now completely move forward with God given ease and complete my assignment, whatever that is. Only He knows and now I can hear Him with no background noise in my mind and no distractions.

Well, that’s about all my little brain can come up with right now. I grant you all a wonderful weekend!

Beckie Butcher