I’ve never used this before … Yet, I’m kinda, sort of, like, REALLY exhausted and was moved to give this a go for the wee bit remaining to fully cover the cost of this year’s Chromosome 18 Conference. If it moves you and you feel it the right thing to do, please share. Much love! The conference is being held July 21st-24th in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Once a year she gets the opportunity to be amongst friends and those who get her, those who judge not. Once a year, she gets the opportunity to attend a life changing event. And, every year it does, sometimes a small change, sometimes a huge change. She chooses the time approaching this once a year event, and at the event itself, to conquer fears so as to have exciting news to share with friends …….
A wonderful story Lillian wrote in honor of National Donut Day earlier this month …
One day, a donut named Liana was walking toward a building called Friendship Inc. and wondered if someone in this building would be her friend. Little did she know, a watermelon named Summer was running toward the Friendship Inc. building and wondering the same thing.
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/
Peaceful Summer by Lillian Darnell …. There’s still time to participate in Lillian’s fundraiser and get a custom poem created especially for you .. This one was created for a lovely supporter in Tasmania.
Here’s the beautiful comment from Patricia once she received her custom poem …
Dear Camilla and Lillian
Thank you! The poem is everything I hoped for and more, and paints a brilliant word-picture. I look forward v. much to seeing the image, and know it, too, will be special.
As we approach Winter Solstice here in the Southern Hemisphere, it’s particularly lovely to be reminded of the pleasures and promise of summer.
The donation amount is completely up to you. Go here to learn why Lillian is fundraising and also if you’d like a custom poem of your own.
Wednesday = Library volunteer day. We always pull the holds and sometimes shelve books or anything else they need help with. Oh … And a few books we’d like to read may or may not get slipped onto the cart also! Ha! Going on 2 years now. 📚🧡🧡🧡📚
Just ordered Lillian’s high school graduation diploma and tassel. Now to get the announcements. If you’d like to receive an announcement, message me your email address or post it here. Why do I have butterflies in my stomach? HA! 💜🦋🦋🦋💜 Thanks to my daddy, Robert Downs, for helping with this part! 🙏💜f
May 18 2019:
Look what came in the mail today!! 😳😃 Shhhhh … Don’t tell Lillian. Although, she’ll probably see this post! June 1st is fast approaching! Take that you blankety blank blank geneticist! You don’t have to be highly intelligent and a math whiz to be successful in life and contribute to society!! And you don’t have to do it the way it’s “supposed” to be done.🖕🏻
Have spent nearly all day creating Lillian Darnell’s High School Transcript! Oh my goodness! Her official graduation date will be June 1st; which also happens to be National Donut Day … HA! And, the book signing event at Barnes & Noble!
We’ll be celebrating with donuts and books!! I’m sure we will have a wee live online celebration for Lillian’s long distance friends and family too. Stay tuned … What a journey!
Keep forgetting to share … Lillian Darnell has been invited to Barnes & Noble again on June 1st for a book signing event. I’ll be there as her helper. We’ll most likely be there between noonish – 2:00 or 3:00. Come see us!