Macy in the Sky with Rainbows by Lillian Darnell

July 10 2018:

Somewhere in the vast blue sky between Baltimore and Vegas; Lillian showed me something she had typed in her phone.

After I read it, a lump formed in my throat as sweat pooled in my eyes … Once I was able to speak, I suggested she expand it and create a story. I could tell it meant so very much to her and that this came straight from her heart. May this touch your heart and shine of the love of friendship and the love of nature.

With permission, here’s what she wrote: “Sometimes I hope Macy will travel on an airplane one day in the future so Macy could see how beautiful the sky is in the air. Maybe she could be able to see a circular rainbow or better yet a spectacular sunset, sunrise, or both if that day comes (I hope it does … )”

Here’s the story; which she wrote right then and there during the flight:

Hey, everyone! I wrote this story on July 5th inspired by a daydream I had for a year. The character’s name is based on Macy Miller (a close 18p- friend of mine). I hope you enjoy!

Once long ago, there lived a young girl named Macy Helens who was afraid to fly on an airplane. One day though, her parents who were named Hannah and William announced that they were going on a family vacation but they needed to take an airplane to their destination.

Hannah had made a smart decision to use this vacation to help Macy get over her fears of flying. So Macy was scared but she knew she had to overcome her fears eventually. So Macy agreed to go. They left the next morning.

First, they went through TFA (The Fairy Association which is similar to TSA) and Macy wasn’t even scared but she was proud of herself. Macy handled the searching for a gate number, waiting, and the walking quite easily. The hardest thing was getting on the plane but she told herself not to look down.

It worked perfectly. Once they were about to take off, Macy was afraid of the steep incline that what she did was look out the window for familiar sights. Macy saw circular rainbows, a beautiful sunset, and a gorgeous sunrise as well. She was very impressed. Finally, their flight landed and Macy was very happy and proud.

The View from Here


July 22 2012:

Something to share from Team Member L …. Lillian took the picture and did her own editing … This was her first one so I helped on getting the text readable and in a good spot … 1st part of the quote is ALL her … I helped a little with the 2nd part of the quote … Go Lillian Go!!

View on a Lookout by Lillian 7.22.12


My Adventure to Surprise Arizona by Lillian Darnell

June 16 2018:

Lillian wrote about her Surprise, Arizona adventure. Here’s part 1. You have got to read these. Hilarious!

“After a little while, I got bored so I took a lot of selfies. I also found out that their car had a GPS built into the car and a little cord you could plug up an old GPS with. Anyway, around 4:43 pm PDST we arrived at Beatty, NV. We spent the night at Death Valley Inn & RV Park which was nice … ”

My Adventure To Surprise Part 1

The Egyptian Eye to Da Bayou

May 29 2018:

The Egyptian Eye is on her way to Metairie Louisiana!!! Goin’ down da bayou! Oceans of gratitude to Stephanie for supporting Lillian’s fundraising efforts! xoxo .

Mailing Egyptian Eye 5.29.18

Want an Egyptian Eye for yourself? Go here to learn more …

A Flower’s Curious Emotions by Lillian Darnell

June 2 2018:

A story inspired by the Chromosome 18 Conference. ….. from Lillian …  xoxo

Once many years, a little girl named Rainbow loved traveling to new places. One day, Rainbow decided to write a story. “Hello! My name is Rainbow. My family and I have been going to a conference called Party Dancers for many years”, wrote Rainbow.

One day at the Party Dancers, she faced many fears in just 1 day. Rainbow was very determined to conquer more fears. A couple of years later at the Party Dancers, Rainbow met a friend she connected with through Bookworm the previous year and had so much fun. Rainbow knew many friends and people that year.

Rainbow even tried to get in the cold pool. This year, Rainbow was pumped to go …..

Fundraising for the 2018 Chromosome 18 Family Conference – Rainbow of Emotions

The Wise Sultan and the Camel by Lillian Darnell – Family Fundraiser

May 25 2018:

from Lillian ….. to fundraise … xoxo …. “I’ve decided to sell prints or copies of the Egyptian Eye once again to fundraise and help my family attend the annual Chromosome 18 conference. The print will be about an 8 X 10 and mounted on foam board or similar ready to hang.

The Chromosome 18 conference helps me get over my fears and my emotions. It helps me feel brave, courageous, and enjoyable. Here’s an example: Last year in July when my family and I were inside the airport, I was fearful, nervous, tired, and afraid; yet, the view I got from the airplane was amazing and it was all worth it.

Here’s a story inspired by The Egyptian Eye:

Egyptian Eye 8.2012

The Wise Sultan and The Camel

Once many years ago, a camel walked in the Egyptian desert. The camel wondered if it had an Egyptian eye. So the camel passed a wise sultan who was on his way to a faraway land named Butterfly Land.

The camel asked, “Do you know if I have an Egyptian eye? I’ve been wondering for years now.” The wise sultan chuckled and said, “Certainly seems like you have an Egyptian eye but it is up to you to decide.”

The camel said …..

Fundraising for the 2018 Chromosome 18 Family Conference – The Egyptian Eye

She Likes to Stack Things


April 24 2015:

If there’s anything stackable near, Lillian does this. No matter what it is. She will try to stack things that many would look at and dismiss as not possible.

Lillian's Stacked Bottles 4.24.15


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Did you know Camilla wrote a book? It’s titled “D iz for Different – One Woman’s Journey to Acceptance” and you can read more about it here.

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Whimsical Nature of Childhood – Where Would You Fly

May 19 2018:

Camilla and Lillian with Where Would You Fly Book 12.22.17

What a great reminder – Just enjoy the whimsical nature of childhood …. especially as an adult!! Thank you Lois!!

“This book is absolutely delightful! The stories, poems and quotations inspired me to just enjoy the whimsical nature of childhood. The author’s writing spans her own childhood, and I think any young person would enjoy this book immensely! This book would make a great gift!” – Lois, Louisiana

To learn more go here …