Throwback Post: Honeysuckle With Bracelets in Savannah Georgia

**THROWBACK POST**

May 31 2013:

Just back from a beautiful and inspiring walk. I got to walk by 2 yards that have honeysuckle. I floated home on a cloud of intoxicating honeysuckle scent. There’s no telling what I’ll do. If you see me floating by, throw me a smile! Gosh, I LOVE the smell of honeysuckle!! Visions of my childhood flooded my mind and heart! Now … I’m gonna sit and write for a bit. Happy, Beautiful Friday Y’all!

Honeysuckle May 2013

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It’s a GREAT day to mail Roxane and Roberta their custom created Team TLC bracelet. Thanks tons Roxane and Roberta for your support of Team TLC’s mission to get to Savannah this July for the Chromosome 18 Conference!

Here’s the fun little message they are receiving with the bracelet …

Ingredients: One WearAble Inspiration bracelet to help make you feel gosh darn good and inspire creativity.

Dosage: Wear daily as needed.

Side Effects: Good feelings, good memories and creativity.

Instructions: Remove from package, visualize what the bracelet represents for you, slide over fingers and onto wrist and unleash your creativity.

Y’all enjoy the simple beauty of the bracelet, be inspired and have FUN!!

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Just made our room reservations for the Chromosome 18 Conference in Savannah, Georgia this July … I don’t know where the funds will come from to pay for this trip .. but when have I ever let that stop me??? I wouldn’t have an Amazon best selling book if I did … I told y’all I got intoxicated from that yummy honeysuckle smell during my walk earlier.

“What is more mortifying than to feel that you have missed the plum for want of courage to shake the tree?” -Logan P. Smith

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Thank you Peg Flowe! We just got our mail. Bless you, Bless YOU!! Thanks for your support of Team TLC’s mission to get to the 20th Annual Chromosome 18 Conference! We will get FOUR Team TLC bracelets to you within the next week to 2 weeks at the most! You are so in for the biggest warmest hug!! 🙂

Thank You and Updated the Fundraiser

July 21 2019:

Thank you to everyone who has shared and supported this effort!! I continue to be in awe of those who support us, as many times I don’t feel worthy or deserving. So, truly and deeply, I offer oceans of gratitude.

I have updated the fundraiser regarding what is to follow once not that we have returned to Reno …. Much love to all of you!

https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-lillian-spread-her-wings&rcid=r01-156607985251-71b2fd18a0e54204&pc=ot_co_campmgmt_w

Unicorn Magic by Lillian Darnell

July 7 2019:

My daughter is fundraising to help pay for she, her brother, and myself to attend a family conference related to her chromosome deletion …. 18p-. It’s the Chromosome 18 Family Conference and this year it’s in Colorado Springs, Colorado USA.

She will create a custom poem especially for you and the donation amount is entirely up to you. This one was a request for a unicorn themed poem from my friend Karen in Mississippi.

Pease share with others you know who may wish to support Lillian. Thank you!!

Unicorn Magic

Unicorns dance like clouds
Leaving little rainbows everywhere.
Unicorns prance happily
as a wave of rainbows everywhere.

Unicorns chase their tails like
dogs shedding pretty
sunsets everywhere.

Unicorns watch over us
Like guardian angels.
The unicorn flies into my dream
As I sleep.
©️2019 LillianDarnell.com 

To learn more, to support Lillian, or read why it’s so important to her, go here ….

https://lilliandarnell.com/2019/03/27/fundraising-for-the-2019-chromosome-18-family-conference-poem-creativity/

 

Asking for Help and Please and Thank YOU – Chromosome 18 Family Conference

July 13 2019:

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 …….

Visit this link to read more and to share should it move you. With deep gratitude for all who have shared and donated in the past few days. https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-lillian-spread-her-wings

 

Fundraising for the 2019 Chromosome 18 Conference – Lillian

Sharing for Lillian Darnell (my daughter for those who don’t know) …. She is one determined being with this every year. She will continue to ask me for ideas every other day with a determination and steadfastness that rivals a future Olympian in training …

“Hey, everyone! For this year’s fundraising efforts for my family to attend the Chromosome 18 Conference in Colorado Springs, I decided to make customized poems. Here’s some information on the poems:

The poems will be nature themed, fairy themed, mermaid themed, or unicorn themed. Every poem created will be different and uniquely yours! You can get a decorative border around the poem, incorporating recycled materials; or simply the poem emailed to you.

Now, here’s some information on what the Chromosome 18 annual conference means to me:

The Chromosome 18 conference means a lot to me because I get to meet new friends and spend time with old friends. It also means a lot to me because I get to travel to a new city with my family.

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: In July 2017, 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 poem as an example:

Butterflies dash and play
Within the golden sunbeams
Dancing in the afternoon sky.

Butterflies fly in the sky like a colorful moving rainbow
Glimmering in the sky.
The sky sparkling like water.

Butterflies dance freely along
the water.
Water sways as it’s greeting the butterflies.

©2019 Lillian Darnell

You can still purchase prints of my abstract artwork also.”

from me: Lillian has a condition called 18p- which means she is missing the short arm of chromosome #18. The ways in which this manifest for her are: difficulties with articulation, balance and depth perception issues, chronic pain, difficulties with handling strong emotions, and irrational fears and worries.

Her only friends are through the Chromosome 18 group. She always chooses one fear to conquer leading up to the conference. This year it is her fear of taking a shower (she’s always taken baths). She’s nearly conquered it already! The conference is like one long therapy session for the entire family as there is a track for parents/caregivers, a sibling track, and a self advocate track.

Feel free to share this with any you know who enjoy supporting artists and fundraisers.

(Photo of Lillian on one of our date days; and a message from Lillian, table centerpiece and a group photo … All from the 2018 conference in Baltimore)

Go here to learn more ….

Fundraising for the 2019 Chromosome 18 Family Conference – Poem Creativity

 

Camilla and Lillian Update for Chromosome 18 Conference in Baltimore and the Fundraiser

June 23 2018:

Lillian and I share that Lillian would like to have a birthday party in Baltimore so that she can actually celebrate in person with her best friends.

And we talk about Lillian selling her artwork as a fundraiser … https://lilliandarnell.com/…/fundraising-for-the-2018-chrom…/

Thanks so much everyone! xoxo

 

Mounted Happy World Delivered at the Library

June 27 2018:

Taking care of three tasks at once! It was volunteer day for Lillian and I at the library. Plus, we delivered “Happy World” to Theresa Garcia Grant! (You know she’s a seasoned special needs parent when she asks if it’s okay to give Lillian a hug … For those that don’t know, Lillian prefers no hugs so she’s grateful that people ask.)

Sorry we were rushed Theresa and biggest gratitude to you for supporting Lillian and her fundraiser! Plus! Thomas went with us to choose magazines for the trip. We were a Team TLC whirlwind at the library this afternoon!!

Happy World Mounted Print to Theresa 6.27.18

The Egyptian Eye Looking Good

June 5 2018:

Thank you to Hunter at Pixels & Ink! Just back from picking up mounted prints of Lillian’s artwork. They are beautiful and ready to go to their new homes!!! Much gratitude to the beautiful souls supporting Lillian’s fundraising efforts. xoxo

Egyptian Eye Mounted 6.5.18 #1 Egyptian Eye Mounted 6.5.18 #2 Egyptian Eye Mounted 6.5.18 #3

If interested in reading about Lillian’s fundraiser, go here …

Fundraising for the 2018 Chromosome 18 Family Conference – In Summary

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 … https://lilliandarnell.com/2018/06/06/fundraising-for-the-2018-chromosome-18-family-conference-in-summary/

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 …..

https://lilliandarnell.com/2018/05/29/fundraising-for-the-2018-chromosome-18-family-conference-rainbow-of-emotions/