June 17 2019:
It was a BBQ at The Romano Duo’s place yesterday. I got to see my niece, Samantha, who I haven’t seen since she was 1 year old. And Thomas and Lillian got to meet her for the first time. Thomas and Samantha are about 9 months apart. She’s up from Louisiana visiting her dad, my brother, Robert.
Look at the amazing veggie and pineapple kabobs Frank made just for me. Yum! Yum!! 💗😋
We were graced with a beautiful and bright rainbow too!!! 💞💜
June 23 2019:
I got a text today that began, Hey Aunt Camilla …. what? I had to go back and reread that. I’ve never been called that. And. For some reason, my throat seized, my nose got runny, my eyes began to burn, and liquid dripped from my eyes.
The last time I saw Samantha, my brothers daughter, she was 1 year old. She’s up from Louisiana visiting him for a few weeks. And. She just called me Aunt Camilla. ♥️💜♥️
June 23 2019:
Lillian has another guest blog post upcoming and we thought it time for her to create an official page for her writings, art and creations. If it feels the thing to do, I invite you to “like” her page. Thank you tons from both of us … ❤️❤️❤️ … Go here to like her page … https://www.facebook.com/LillianDarnellArtist/
book of nature poetry
Wonderful book full of vibrant and beautiful photography paired with classic and new poetry.
Nature is What We See
“Nature is what we see –
The Hill – the Afternoon-
Squirrel-Eclipse-the Bumble bee-
Nay-Nature is Heaven-
Nature is what we hear-
The Bobolink-the Sea-
Nay-Nature is Harmony-
Nature is what we know-
Yet have no art to say-
So impotent Our Wisdom is
To her Simplicity. ~Emily Dickinson
Afternoon on a Hill
I will be the gladdest thing
Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one.
I will look at cliffs and clouds
With quiet eyes,
Watch the wind bow down the grass,
And the grass rise.
And when lights begin to show
Up from the town,
I will mark which must be mine,
And then start down!
~Edna St. Vincent Millay
We LOVED this one!
Speak your truth dear one
with a golden tongue
let it be known
your true self
ride the times of the wind
listen to the longing of your heart
slow down the drum beat
of the must be doing
listen to the melody
of relaxation as it
plays ever more
in your bones
when this is allowed ….
Poetry: Un Doing
June 22 2019:
Team TLC movie night – My choice: “Star Trek Generations”
I say, “It was fun to watch this with Thomas.”
Thomas, “It was good.”
Lillian sat this one out.
June 18 2019:
Scene at the hair stylist today. Thanks Roger for cutting Thomas’ hair! He feels much better. Thank you Kathy Montoya Duncan for the bag of goodies! You both bless all three of us!
June 21 2019:
Pool and BBQ day at the lodge = Team TLC + The Romano Duo + Robert and Samantha 💦💦💦💙💙💙
It was so good to see this one let loose and just play – the one with the green pool noodle. Caused my heart to jump for joy. And good to see Samantha getting to have fun too!!
I needed this day. A day to not worry about things …. money, health and well being of myself and my two kiddos, food, shelter, peace. A day to say, just for today everything is okay. Right now, in this moment, I shall not worry. Thank you for this day. 🙏🏼♥️♥️♥️🙏🏼
May 10 2015
A Mother’s Day gift for all y’all! Thomas was telling me what LOL meant earlier. Obviously, it means Love Out Loud!! That young man is something else. We declare from now on that LOL means Love Out Loud! Let’s do some loving out loud! xoxo
June 14 2019:
Another wonderful story by Lillian …
“Once many years ago, Anne was playfully jumping on some stepping stones designed to look like flowers. Many years past and Anne was now sleeping peacefully and was dreaming. Meanwhile, there was a hidden dream cam in her brain recording her dream.
Anne’s dream got … ”
My Dream Story
June 16 2019:
Team TLC Movie Night last night – Lillian’s choice: “Back to the Secret Garden”
Lillian says, “Good, great story line, liked the music, recommend reading the book, recommend 100%.”
I say, “Beautiful, feel good movie about the magic of childhood and believing.”
Thomas sat this one out.