Throwback Post: C is for Courage

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August 11 2015:

I was moved to share this just now …

C is for Courage

“Having courage does not mean that we are unafraid. Having courage and showing courage means that we face our fears. We are able to say, “I have fallen, but I will get up!” – Maya Angelou … My addition to this: I have fallen, and it is okay. I choose not to be unkind to myself because I have fallen. I will use this to learn. ” The journey to acceptance takes courage; courage to face one’s fears; courage to make decisions that others frown upon or downright disagree with; and courage to do things differently. …. I have learned that courage is the golden, secret path to clarity …. ” excerpt from “D iz for Different – One Woman’s Journey to Acceptance” …

May you feel the joy of the sun or peace of a tree today and know that all is well …..

If you’d like your own autographed copy of “D iz for Different” go here ….

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(This is one of Lillian’s drawings from 2012).

Throwback Post: An Uplifting and Honest Book

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September 5 2012:

Thank you tons and tons Kathy for the Amazon review …

“An uplifting and honest book about facing life’s challenges. Teaches you that how you respond to adversity is within your control and that you can still be happy even when circumstances are less than perfect. As the mother of a child with special needs, I really connected with the author. A great read!”

Throwback Post: First Book Published Excitement – D iz for Different

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June 6 2012:

Thank you tons y’all! The new facebook page hit 100 likes last night … after ONLY 2 days! Feeling extremely blessed and grateful today! Happy Wednesday y’all!! https://www.facebook.com/CamillaDownsAuthor

Facebook Page Likes 6.10.12

Whew! Today has been a whirlwind y’all! Havin’ a ball finalizing the D iz for Different Video Journey to accompany the book … ALL DONE!!

PLUS signing books, dealing with a broken printer, printing shipping labels, and a partridge in a pear tree!! WoooHooo!

Headed to the Post Office in a few to drop off the first shipment going out!

Throwback Post: Parent’s Perspective With No Lunch

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May 30 2013:

Just finished speaking to Manal’s class of undergrad med students. Sharing a parent’s perspective regarding advocacy and inclusion. Loved it. Thanks tons for asking me Manal!!

May 30 2013:

Thank you to Frank C. Romano Jr of the The Romano Duo for saving the day this morning. I got halfway to driving Thomas and Lillian to school this morning and realized I forgot Lillian’s lunch and Thomas’ snack. Oops! I was headed to speak to Manal’s UNR class straight from T & L’s school. My fabulous step-daddy went to my house, got the lunch and snack and took up to the school for them! YAY! I’m so blessed to have The Romano Duo! Here’s some throwback pictures …. One on the top is from about 1993. One below that is about 1996 or 1997 and bottom one is 1998.

Supported Decision Making and Power of Attorney Paperwork

October 19 2019:

Finished researching this for the most part. Just need to circle back to creating the SDM paperwork with Lillian and paperwork for a Power of Attorney. Hope to do that in between waiting for the book proof. Then on to researching ABLE accounts.

More Research on Supported Decision Making

 

Respite for All of Us

September 18 2019:

It’s been 3 months since I had respite. Lillian just left to spend 3 days with The Romano Duo. I’m always torn as to whether I should take a 3 day nap, madly work through the massive to do list, or do absolutely nothing (but read). Ha!!! It usually ends up being a combination of all of these. Thank you to The Romano Duo!!! …. Love you Lillian!! Enjoy your respite from Thomas and I!

More Research on Supported Decision Making

September 5 2019:

I’ll be immersed in this for the next few days. Thought I could wait a bit longer and come back around to it. However, our move in date to the new place happens 2 days after Lillian turns 18. She will have to sign the lease and/or I’ve got to have this bit figured out.

September 6 2019:

Done reviewing the handouts. Moving on to the websites now. Here are a few slides that stood out for me. 👀 Deeply appreciative to Diana for getting me copies of the slides and handouts as I found out about this workshop on the morning it was to happen.

Amazon Best Seller – D iz for Different

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April 29 2013:

My eyes are sweating!!! Do you know what all y’all have made happen?? I am now a Best-Seller!!! My book is now listed as #1 in Amazon Best Sellers!! Oh my Good Golly!! I cannot wait to give each one of y’all a big warm hug!

Amazon Best Seller 4.29.13

Oh my word y’all! It’s now reached #2 in Best Sellers Motivational Self Help! Team TLC had a celebratory dinner tonight. We toasted to all y’all! That’s right! I am grateful I listened to my inner voice and shared what I knew I was meant to share in this book and grateful to every one of YOU for helping me help others … This toast was, and is, with all my love y’all!https://www.amazon.com/…/1565…/ref=pd_zg_hrsr_kstore_2_5_last

Amazon Best Seller #2 4.29.13

Fairy Dust is in the Air – Get All Three Team TLC Books

November 5 2018:

Fairies and Photography and Acceptance to Zig Zag!!! Sounds like a great trio to me! Lillian’s waving the sparkly, mystic filled wand over them!!

There’s fairy dust in the air for the months of November and December as you can get all three for a magical amount! Let me know …

All three books for $40 + $5 shipping for a total of $45 (regularly $55 for all three).

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10% off any one book + $3 shipping

$13.50 for D iz for Different – One Woman’s Journey to Acceptance – $16.50 total with shipping

$18.00 for Biggest Little Photographer – $21 total with shipping

$13.50 for Where Would You Fly and Other Magical Stories – $16.50 total with shipping

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D iz for Different Pre-Sold Over 100 Books

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May 15 2012:

THANK YOU everyone for helping meet the “100 Books Sold” Goal!! We are at 110!!! Free shipping has ended; but you can still get a 20% discount for 3 or more books purchased!! Just waiting on the printer to fix a few errors and then I can place that FIRST order!!! GRATEFUL for all y’alls support!!!

In her early thirties Camilla Downs landed in a different place than she had planned; a place more different than she could ever have imagined. Five years into her marriage with a happy three-year-old daughter, a phone call with a diagnosis from the pediatrician changed everything.

This A to Z inspiring memoir recounts Downs’ journey to acceptance of herself, her daughter’s genetic abnormality of 18p- and becoming a single mom. Through Downs’ realization’s we learn that accepting ourselves and our situations is the key to being able to accept others, tap into our vein of courage and live in the present moment. Downs details her journey with the methods and thought process that led her to achieve true acceptance and genuine happiness. You’ll learn ways to redefine your thought processes and belief system by applying the practical, insightful “Tips for the Journey” at the end of each chapter.

Whether you need to decrease stress and worries, or increase self-confidence, this powerful book will help you make changes for the better and realize you are not alone. Begin your new journey today!

“As a blind person myself, I understand the challenge and blessing of doing things differently. In this book, Camilla shares her journey with Lillian which will help us all do more, give more, and be more.” -Jim Stovall, Emmy-award Winner, Best-selling author, The Ultimate Gift

“My granddaughter Mable and my niece Elizabeth are both different enough to have special needs so I speak from personal experience about Camilla Downs enlightening book D iz for Different: One Woman’s Journey to Acceptance. I believe this book will help those who find themselves asking how and why questions about their “differently-abled” loved one. This quick and thoughtful read gives answers to hard questions and provides some easily used tools to help people move more quickly to a place of peace and acceptance.” -Julie Ziglar Norman, Proud Grandmother and Aunt, Founder of Ziglar Women, Inspirational Speaker, Author of Growing Up Ziglar: A Daughter’s Broken Journey from Heartache to Hope

Camilla with D iz for Different Book 2012