You Are Different

**THROWBACK POST**

December 27 2014:

“You’re different than the others.” – Thomas said to me last night.

He said my responses weren’t what people would normally say. Lillian was sticking her tongue out at me and my response was, “What a beautiful, sweet tongue.” and then she tried poking me and I said, “Look at those beautiful, crooked, special little fingers. Aren’t they just amazing?”

She’s got crooked pinky fingers and her ring fingernail is bumpy due to her chromosome deletion. I had been doing that throughout day. Guess it caught his attention. HA!

Celebrate Team TLC – A Family of Authors

March 8 2018:

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him; or the old laws be expanded, and interpreted in his favor in a more liberal sense, and he will live with the license of a higher order.” – Henry David Thoreau

What better day to officially celebrate? Here’s to a successful creation and launch of Where Would You Fly and the final book to complete the trio for Team TLC … Definitely not the last!

Where Would You Fly …. Biggest Little Photographer ….. Different iz Good – One Woman’s Journey to Acceptance

It reached the Top 100 on the US Amazon site and Top 50 on the UK site. It has flown to Australia, The Netherlands, Northern Ireland, England, and from sea to shining sea in the United States.

She has received the most beautiful and heart warming reviews on Amazon and two bulk orders. And the local Reno Nevada KOLO 8 news segment has been viewed around the world.

This definitely called for a pile of gluten free white powdered donuts! Here’s to pursuing ones calling. Here’s to doing it different. Here’s to stickin with it. Heres to vowing to listen to ones heart. Here’s to us. And, most importantly, here’s to YOU!!! Oceans of love!!

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Lillian Independence Day

March 3 2018:

Every 3rd of the month is “Lillian Independence Day” … Lillian and I choose tasks that I still help her with and she takes them over!

This month: Using scissors to open plastic food packages (rather than asking me to open), brushing her hair after I wash it, and straightening her bed covers. I really like Lillian Independence Day!! xoxo

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Where Would You Fly – Official Launch Day

February 27 2018:

Good morning! Just a wee quick broadcast to kick off the “Official Book Launch” for “Where Would You Fly” … There will be a few more throughout the day! Thank you! xoxo

In this live broadcast I share about a fun map we created showing where the book has flown so far and I ask Lillian what is her favorite story in the book. To clarify she loves them all; yet, the story she mentions is her favorite! xoxo

We give update on how it’s going with the book launch and I ask Lillian “What inspires her stories” … Thank you so much everyone! xoxo

Hellooooo again!! Just an update on this book launch day!! I ask Lillian how it feels being a published author and at what age she began writing. We also talk about the current Amazon rating and how reviews come into play. Thanks so much everyone! xoxo

Last one for the Book Launch!! In this video we answer a question from one of you … “What advice would you give to someone who is thinking they might want to write a book but they are afraid they won’t be any good at it or maybe no one would want to read what they wrote?”

Lillian answers first. Then, I chime in … I am deeply, SoulFully passionate about this topic! So happy someone asked this!

Thank you from the depths of my heart for EVERYTHING today!!! May the blessings of your kindness shower upon you as you sleep and throughout your day … Namaste … xoxo

Go here if you’d like to learn more about the book … http://www.WhereWouldYouFly.com …. 

 

 

 

 

Where Would You Fly – An Interactive Pin Map

March 2 2018:

We got to add a few more pins to the map! A couple of more to Australia and bunches in the United States! Why is this map so fun? Hahaha!! We’re having a ball with it! If you click on the map it will take you to an interactive map where you can zoom in and out and move around the world!

If you purchased a book from Amazon, please let me know so I can add your city, state, country to the map. YAY! The purple pins have cool photos embedded of the book having reached its destination!

If you’d like to learn more about the book, go here … http://www.WhereWouldYouFly.com … 

Lillian and Camilla on KOLO 8 – Where Would You Fly Official Book Launch

February 27 2018:

Click on the image below and you can watch the 3 minute segment …

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The before pictures …

We’re here!!! Going on at 4:30 with Sarah Johns!!

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If you’re interested in learning more about the book, go here … http://www.WhereWouldYouFly.com … 

Dear Winterius by Lillian Darnell

**THROWBACK POST**

December 13 2013:

Lillian cracks me up!!! This year for her multicultural project she chose hieroglyphics and for one of the genres she chose to write a letter. I explained to her last night that it needed to match the period and not mention modern stuff. Just got done reading it! Awesome! Next we translate it into hieroglyphics using this cool website we found!

“Dear Winterius,
Hi there Winterius! I am bringing over your cow that I had borrowed in November through March. Even though it’s May I’m making my way over to your temple. Tell your mother I’m coming. It just happened that my animals had run away so I’m wondering if you can help me work. Is that okay with you? In fact, it’s the whole reason I’d borrowed your cow for. I’m very sorry that I didn’t tell you before because it’s so unusual for the animals to disappear. Are you married to anyone yet? You are 12. You should be married to a man named Sirius because he knows about all laws and is the pharaoh so you’ll be the pharaoh so when you leave for any dead pharaoh in any area to make a pyramid.

Your Egyptian Friend,
Lilawintercoric


P.S.
I love having you at my temple! Bye now!”

Dear Winterius Letter from Lillian 12.13.13

**Update – March 12 2018: I missed getting this one in Lillian’s debut book, Where Would You Fly? …. If you’d like to learn more about her book, go here …. http://www.LillianDarnell.com/author

The Book Flew to Deventer, The Netherlands – Where Would You Fly

February 14 2018:

Ben het boek “Where would you fly” aan het lezen. Geschreven door Lilian Darnell tussen haar 4e en 14e jaar.

Ik hoop dat ze het park mooi vind waar het boek heen vloog met hulp van haar moeder Camilla Downs.

Reading the book “Where would you fly” written by Lilian Darnell between the ages of 4 and 14.

Hope she enjoys the park in Deventer, The Netherlands where the book flew to with the help of her mom Camilla Downs.

I’m reading the book ” where would you fly Written by Lilian Darnell between her 4th and 14th year.

I hope she likes the park where the book flew with help from her mother Camilla downs.

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Want your own copy of Where Would You Fly? Go here … http://www.WhereWouldYouFly.com …. Thank you!

A Moment of Defeat – Again

**THROWBACK POST**

December 12 2014:

Lillian with Tiarra Maybe 2010

I had another one of “those moments” Wednesday night … like the moment that caused me to write this blog post and the one before it.

This involved some pretty strong emotions so I’m working on writing another and just read the blog posts from 2010 and 2012 again. Thought I’d share here …

I Wish I Wasn’t An 18p- Girl: Moment of Defeat – Take Two

 

One Blood Test – One Phone Call – One Moment in Time

**THROWBACK POST***

December 11 2015:

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What a magical surprise waiting in the mail today! After it took an HOUR to drive to HDMS to get Thomas this afternoon. It usually takes 12 minutes. Then 30 minutes home as we had to bypass the closed portion of the highway.

It was a blessing to have this waiting in the mail …. along with another envelope with some surprise money for Team TLC. Thank you Veronica Wain for mailing hard copies of the journal. This is the third nudge I’ve received today to share this article again which was published this past fall.

Listening to those nudges … Here’s an excerpt and a link to read the full article. May your heart land on just the right passage at just the right moment …

“One blood test, one phone call, one moment in time, drastically changed the direction of my life forever. I know more about genetics, chromosomes, DNA, motor skills, verbal skills, and now emotional and behavioural issues than I ever thought I would need or want to know. ……. I thought I had life pretty much planned at that point and for a while this brief phone call seemed to have caused my life to break apart like a melting iceberg with pieces scattering here and there. Looking back now, all that was brought into my life, all that occurred, all that began, and all that ended were meant to happen for my own growth and enlightenment. An enlightenment I feel spreads far beyond myself and my family as I believe we are all connected.”

My Journey With Intellectual Disability and Relationships – A Short Memoir