Dear Meltdown: Welcome, & Meet My Friend Mindfulness ~ Camilla Downs
This article written by my amazing friend Camilla Downs is one I just had to share, as the story I feel is one that can support and inspire so many others.
A little background bio on Camilla and her beautiful family:
Camilla Downs is best-selling author of “D iz for Different – One Woman’s Journey to Acceptance,” blogger at Mindful Musings, and inspirational speaker. Her passion is writing, sharing her life experiences, mindfulness, meditation, emotional connection, and nature photography. She is a single parent to 14-year-old Lillian Darnell, and 10-year-old Thomas Darnell. She and her kids call themselves Team TLC to correspond with the first letters of each of their names. They are six months into a living-in-a-tiny-home adventure. Lillian has a rare chromosome deletion called 18p-, and although Thomas has not been officially diagnosed, he struggles with sensory processing issues.
I left this comment on the article, which I’ll share here, followed by the link to Camilla’s article.
Much love and gratitude Camilla for sharing so vulnerably and to your magickal daughter Lillian and fellow Faery, whom I have come to adore through our Facebook friendship and seeing her posts of all the amazing things she continues to accomplish.
“Such a powerful and meaningful story for us all Camilla. Thank you so much for sharing this and for being such an unconditionally loving and amazingly brave mother, woman, and soul. You and Lillian are such gifts to each other and your story is a true blessing for us all to learn from and remind us of the need for mindful presence and ways in which we can practice this within our own lives, as well as with those in need of our support. Lillian is a magickal soul and with your loving guidance, is blossoming into the amazing being she came to be, with so much to offer the world. Much love to you both.”
Posted on March 29, 2016, in Uncategorized and tagged 18p, Camilla Downs, chromosome deletion, meltdown, mindfulness, patience, presence, special needs children, unconditional love. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.