Each month I feature a Celebration of Hope — a client celebration. This month’s “Hope” is a new client, Coyleen, who started with me in July. She has fibromyalgia that typically manifests in fatigue more than pain.
During my first conversation with Coyleen, her daughter-in-law expressed how much it would mean to her and her kids for Grandma to have the energy to really be able to enjoy her grand kids.
Just two weeks ago, Coyleen went to visit the kiddos. Not only was she 20 pounds* “narrower,” according to one of her granddaughters, but she was up and around at 9 AM each day! She even beat her daughter-in-law downstairs in the morning!
Here’s what Coyleen had to say:
“I’ve been getting up at 9 AM for a couple of weeks. Also, I went to a three day quilting retreat and was there for 12 hours/day the first two days and only 8 the 3rd — but that was when they kicked us out; I still had energy. The year before I decided not to attend a quilt class because it was 6 hours long and I knew I wouldn’t make it through the entire class.”
Do you have something to celebrate?
If you are a client with something to celebrate, please let me know! I’d love to feature you in a future newsletter, either by name or anonymously. As my good friend Mary says, “Until you get your own hope, find some people who you can borrow theirs from.” Sharing your celebration just might give someone else the hope they need!
“Promise of Hope” by Wayne Bricco © Acrewood Art 2011, all rights reserved. Used by permission.