Tuesday, August 21, 2012
A desperate mother finds Hope...
After telling her children she loved them, Cleyde retreated to her bedroom to swallow a lethal handful of pills. Drifting into a drug-induced sleep, she considered the events leading up to this final desperate act. Her life evolved around her work and nothing else. "For many years I was so into my work that I neglected every other area of my life. My children didn't know me. My husband and I were strangers. Without my work, I was completely empty and lost."
Cleyde recalls her tedious seven-day work week proved to be more than her body could endure. Long hours at the computer keyboard left her with excruciating pain in her hands, elbows, and shoulders. Finally, the pain forced Cleyde into an early retirement—a tortuous existence for a workaholic— and the trigger that led her to try to take her life.
Providentially, Cleyde’s oldest daughter sensed her mother was in danger and called 911. She was rushed to the hospital and her life was saved.
After returning home from the hospital, Cleyde wondered how she would make it past her feelings of failure and shame. "I was watching television and started changing channels, trying to find something that would give me happiness and hope. That's when I came across Hope Channel. I knelt down in front of the TV and asked God for forgiveness. At that moment God gave me a new life."
Cleyde is thankful for the unique programming on Hope Channel. It increased her faith and helped her develop a new outlook on life. "The family programs taught me how to be a better wife and mother. The health programs taught me how to care for myself. As a result, I made progress and felt happier with every program I watched."
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