Happy Birthday Lillian Darnell – Deepest Wishes for a Joyful 17th Trip Around the Sun

September 14 2018: My Dearest Lillian, I wish for you the happiest of birthdays.  I wish for you a joyful and peaceful 17th trip around the sun. I wish for you all the experiences That your heart desires. Walks with … Continue reading

Poetry: The Dance of Lillian – Happy 16th Birthday

I’m a month late posting this, yet I promised Lillian that I would write a post dedicated to her …. xoxo The Dance of Lillian She came into this world with her own agenda. She came missing the short arm … Continue reading

Egyptian Eye by Lillian Darnell

My 14 year-old daughter, Lillian Darnell, is selling prints of her artwork, The Egyptian Eye, to help raise money for us to attend The Chromosome 18 Conference this July in San Antonio, Texas. Please enjoy this poem she created to … Continue reading

Happy 14th Birthday Lillian

To a being who is one of my greatest teachers in this life … May you have the most amazing 14th journey around the sun. You have helped teach me more than I ever thought possible, the meaning of life … Continue reading

Latest News: Sixth Annual Lillian Presentation

Lillian’s birthday and the dawn of a new school year are upon us. This was the sixth annual “Lillian” presentation to her classmates. It began in the first grade because her classmates kept asking me “why” questions about Lillian. I … Continue reading

Lillian and Being Different Presentation


It’s that time of year again … Lillian’s Birthday!! Happy Birthday Lillian!! Every year, except last since I homeschooled her last year, I give a “Lillian” presentation to her classmates. This began in the first grade because her classmates kept … Continue reading

The Ride of Life

Sparkling pink lemonade … My new favorite celebratory beverage! Yum!!! Ended 2018 with my favorites. A long walk followed by hanging in our comfy little home with two of my favorite people. Counted down on New York Time. Then listened … Continue reading

Top 10 Digital Diary Entries for 2018 – The Team TLC

Top 10 Digital Dairy Entries for with the most views for 2018 from The Team TLC online journal … Visit the link below to should you wish to read any of the top 10 entries. xoxo 1. The 2018 Chromosome … Continue reading

Featured on The Writer’s Corner

 I am so incredibly grateful to Tania Marie for featuring me in her “Writer’s Corner” series. Her words sang a beautiful love song to my heart and soul … xoxo Excerpt from the feature: ” …. The connection the three of them … Continue reading

Short Story: The Three Gifts

Recently, I opened my email to send a message and in the next few moments, I had landed on this short story I wrote in May 2018. It was adapted from an experience I had in October 2017. Although I … Continue reading