April 4 2020
Exciting news!! Lillian Darnell’s book, Where Would You Fly, is being converted to an ebook. Finally!! We’ll let everyone know when it’s finished. We’ll have a special for free or low cost, and perhaps maybe a mini-launch. This opens it up to a much wider audience. YAY!!
April 3 2020:
Another one checked off the list! New bank account set up for Lillian’s SSI! Finished at 5:56 pm today. The entire process has taken about a month, to month and a half, due to needing paperwork from SS.
This last part has taken about a week and a half as we did it through email, text, phone, and DocuSign. Yet, it’s done!! Only one item left now for the Lillian-Turned-18-Paperwork-And-To-Do-List-Palooza … Creating an ABLE account.
March 27 2020
Today is your day, Macy Miller. It’s a milestone for you, the wonderful 18th birthday!!
We are incredibly blessed by you and your family. Deeply grateful for your friendship with Lillian.
May all that you dream for yourself take hold and blossom on this beautiful day of your birth.
May you enjoy crossing the bridge into adulthood.
May your heart be warm, sparkling of rainbows.
May 31 2014:
“If everything is possible, isn’t it possible that some things are impossible?” -Thomas ….
This one made me stop … and ponder … Hmmmmmm …. Blessed, blessed, blessed by this young man! xoxo
April 9 2012:
Backyard camping at the Team TLC Casa …. YAY for warm days ….
Later on …. Moved the camping inside … too windy!!
March 15 2020
Book Lovers …. Anyone self isolating or in quarantine …. You can schedule a free reading from any of our books, with the latest being, Words of Alchemy. I get on the phone or other modality with you for 15 minutes or so, I read a few passages, and then we can chat about it if you like.
Sending much love out to all … xoxo … Follow this link to book your reading .. https://camilladowns.youcanbook.me/ …. And this link to see if any of the books interest you … https://camilladowns.com/books/ … Feel free to share this with all your connections …
May 29 2013:
Sweet Dreams Spell from the book “A Little Fairy Princess Magic” … Read to Lillian just about every night for about the past 2 years …
“Faires, as I rest in bed, bring sweet dreams into my head, keep me safe and guard the door, bring tales of happiness forever more. As I close my eyes and fall asleep, bring magical memories for me to keep. Fairies, as I rest in bed bring sweet dreams into my head.”
Sweet dreams to all y’all tonight. Gonna review my talk for tomorrow to a group of UNR undergrad med students from a parent’s perspective (of being parent to a child with special needs) and then I’m off to dream land!
May 28 2013:
“Mom, can I clean the stove?” -Thomas …. Sure Thomas! I love it when he asks me this!!
May 28 2015
I’ve mentioned in the past that Lillian likes to email the authors of books she reads to let them know she liked the book. She’s also writing book recommendation posts on her blog and listing every book she reads!
She almost always gets a response, and I was moved by this latest response .. “Hi, Lillian,
So good to hear from you! Your website and posts are amazing! Good for you to read and write and to share your messages with the world.
I have a new book that just came out. It’s called BAYOU MAGIC. Before SUGAR I wrote NINTH WARD.
I love fairies and I love Salt Lake, too. I’ve been to Salt Lake twice.
Happy reading and thank you for contacting me.
Dr. Jewell Parker Rhodes
Founding Artistic Director, Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing
Piper Endowed Chair
Professor of Creative Writing & American Literature
Affiliate, Center for Film, Media and Popular Culture”
May 28 2012:
We eat sooooooooo GOOD when those Romano peeps are here!!!! Yuuuuuuummmmmmmyyyyyyy!!!