May 26 2017:
Lillian and Camilla May 2017 Date Day – Part 1: Going for a walk! xoxo
Part 2: Dessert! Dark chocolate peanut butter cup for me and a tulip cookie for Lillian. Last stop: Virginia Foothills Park for relaxing and reading.
May 25 2017:
May 26 2017:
Today is day 12 of the 21 Day Dancing Freedom Challenge. This is a wonderful, inspiring, awakening, and alchemizing experience.
First four days were Earth, next four Water, and today we finished Fire … which included alchemy. Next up is Air and then Ether.
I know this way isn’t the way for everyone. Yet, I feel each person has their own unique style of releasing, connecting, surrendering, accepting, and allowing.
One lesson I continue to learn throughout this journey is to listen to internal nudges, hunches, and inspirations. I have ignored the dancing nudge for years …. Listen and KNOW there is a reason. xoxo
Here’s the Dancing Freedom facebook page. They close the challenge group two days after the challenge begins, yet, I’m sure you can sign up for the next one! xoxoxo https://www.facebook.com/DancingFreedom/
May 20 2017:
From Lillian …. (The conference is in Naperville, Illinois this year) …. xoxo
Hey, everyone! Every year around this time, I like to create something to fundraise and help my family attend the annual Chromosome 18 Family conference.
This year I am creating handmade notebooks which can be customized.
April 26 2017:
Done! After six years. Lillian began in 2011 with all three therapies: ST, PT, and OT. ST and OT have long been stopped. Today was the last physical therapy appointment. xoxo
Chocolate covered gluten free donuts yesterday in celebration of endings, one more layer of freedom, and feeling the storms of life to allow even more freedom. Cheers! 🎉 xoxo
April 24 2017:
Solo walk this afternoon … At least two messages of love and one amazing carpet of itty bitty cute purple flowers. xoxo
April 25 2017:
Walk with Lillian this afternoon. Shadows, ducklings, egrets, reflections, wind, and sun. Perfect. xoxo
April 16 2017:
Windy walk with Lillian this afternoon. Wonderful message received right when we started. It all means the same thing ….. Love …. Love …. Love!
April 18 2017:
Afternoon walk for me. I am in the depths of a peace and calm that are in divine time and grace. Feeling incredibly grateful for all the years of deep meditation and blessings of nature. And …. look …. babies!!!! I love the little goslings!!
April 19 2017:
Beautiful blossoming tree greeting us after Lillian’s physical therapy this morning. One Wednesday of PT remains and then we are done!! After about 6 years. Next Wednesday will call for a celebration! xoxo
April 22 2017:
A beautiful walk with Lillian this afternoon to admire the beauty of nature. Complete with some amazing rock love.
April 10 2017:
Quick walk this morning with a wee sit to take it all in. The cormorants, blue-billed ducks, and black-necked stilt have all returned!!! YAY!!
April 11 2017:
Lillian and I had a wonderful walk yesterday afternoon.
Beautiful tree that even makes a beautiful shadow! Me and the tree shadow.
And, the first goslings of spring!!! Yay! I’m so excited to see all the wee little babies. The killdeer are back too!!! Love, love, love!!
April 15 2017:
Walk with Thomas yesterday afternoon. Nature is respite for the soul. xoxo
April 13 2017:
Just home from the library and coding club for Thomas. Everyone has to pull the car around to load the library books. Don’t they?
February 28 2013:
One of our sweet Chromosome 18 friends is doing a research project on Chromosome 18 affected individuals and their family for school and asked us to participate. Here’s my contribution … being interviewed regarding how it feels to be a parent to Lillian (who has 18p-)! Go Courtney MacMasters Go! Courtney is sibling to one of our C18 affected friends!