The Number 18: Happy Birthday to Lillian Darnell

The Number 18 Today is your 18th Birthday. Lillian Paige Darnell is 18 years old today. I can still see you in my mind’s eye as a wee lil 4 pound sweetheart as I wondered and dreamed about your journey … Continue reading

Peaceful Summer by Lillian Darnell – Poetry for Fundraising

Peaceful Summer by Lillian Darnell …. There’s still time to participate in Lillian’s fundraiser and get a custom poem created especially for you .. This one was created for a lovely supporter in Tasmania. Here’s the beautiful comment from Patricia once … Continue reading

Live Your Life as a Fairy Tale – Guest Post by Lillian Darnell

On April 1, 2019, Lillian and I were a guest on the lovely Katrina Marie Hart’s blog to share a bit about Lillian and her debut book, “Where Would You Fly and Other Magical Stories”. If it feels right, we … Continue reading

Latest News: Help Spread the Word for Lillian Darnell’s Fundraiser

Want to help spread the word for my special needs daughter, Lillian? She is fundraising to help pay for our attendance at the annual Chromosome 18 conference this July in Colorado Springs. Who wouldn’t love a custom poem created just … Continue reading

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

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