On May 31, 1953, 3 score and 8 years ago, two loving immature adults came together and created a life of adventure, passion, pain, love, laughter, control, manipulation, loyalty, tantrums, dancing, commitment, threats, loss, and lots of fun times. Along the way, they created a beautiful family of 5 children, 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Everything I learned about life, I observed first from them. I discerned what worked and what did not work in my life because of them. Today, I am so grateful for all those moments; they continue to teach me.
Happy 68th Wedding Anniversary Mommy & Daddy, (a.k.a.) Aba & Papi!
We will be gathering as a family tomorrow, Monday, May 31st, to celebrate their love! (I will share more pictures next week!)
On a separate note: What a great week it has been discovering our little princess. It only took 6 days to finally figure out what she needed. Interestingly enough, I learned that Claire only needed one thing… 100% ATTENTION! (And I gladly gave it to her.)
As promised, here are some of the highlights with our little Claire Bear!
I must say, when it comes to taking care of an infant… I was a bit out of shape! I am grateful for Robert’s willingness to help, every step of the way.
Although I took the entire week off from work, taking care of an infant was a 24/7 job. The first few days, I wore no makeup (not even lipstick!) or did not fix my hair (other than a bun). I am not proud of this next fact, but by day 3, I believe I finally bathed. She was eating every 3 hours and waking up several times a night. I only did whatever Claire wanted and rested when she rested.
By day 4, I was able to put on some makeup and I even washed my hair. That evening Claire was up crying from 2 am to 5 am. She was colicky. But by day 5, a miracle happened. That evening, I gave Claire 2 extra ounces of her mother’s milk and as a result, she slept from 10:30 pm to 6:30 am. And it happened again the next evening… SUCCESS!!!
Last week was filled with uncertainty, challenges, and invaluable lessons. Claire taught us, wonderment, curiosity, patience, joy, shifting, perseverance, compassion, trust, the importance of rest, and so much more! Can you imagine what it would have been like if I would have met all these gifts with resistance?
For an entire week, our home looked like a giant toybox, my perfume was baby spit up, and our lives were placed on hold, but I would do it all over again, in a heartbeat!
Last night Claire’s parents and her big brother returned from their trip. It was wonderful to hear all their stories. But when it was time for them to leave, they pried her out of my arms and just like that, she was gone.
Our house is organized but I miss Claire so, so much… My heart weeps! I look forward to Monday, when we will all be together again.
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I am still excited about all last week’s class sessions… Such great inspirational people who touched my life. I hope you enjoyed them as well. If you missed listening to or watching any of last week’s lessons, there are many ways you can still learn and grow. All new classes are updated to our website on the day they air (Click Here to listen). You can watch my past classes on YouTube, Facebook and BitChute. You can also go to Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or iHeartRadio. search for “Lillian McDermott,” and listen to the “podclass,” at your leisure (Click Here to learn more). Let’s continue to Grow Together!
It is a new week and here is what’s happening on
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Monday, 5-31-21 Facebook Watch Party 12:05 pm ~ Do you ever wonder why some diets work for some but fail for others? Have you ever eaten a food that should be good for you, but you do not react favorably? If so, perhaps it is because “one size does not fit all!” Internationally renowned, U.S. board-certified integrative cardiologist, Lee Cowden, MD, will share six simple criteria for choosing the foods that best match your body’s needs. (Aired 6-3-19)
Tuesday, 6-1-21 Facebook Watch Party 12:05 pm ~ Margaret Paul, Ph.D. is a relationship expert, best-selling author, and co-creator of the powerful Inner Bonding® healing process. Margaret has been featured on Oprah and has helped many worldwide. She has counseled individuals and couples. Dr. Paul will explore the 6 steps of Inner Bonding®, reconnecting with our inner child, and choosing to heal past wounds. (Aired 5-4-21) I am taking her 8-week course that starts Thursday, June 3rd. Please let me know if you want to take this course as well!
Wednesday, 6-2-21 YouTube or Facebook LIVE 12:05 pm ~ Since 2013, Lorraine Day, M.D, has been poking me in the eye, but in a great way. The first time she came to the show, I learned a lot about healing the body God’s way. Now, both in The Classroom and through the New Truths Series: Bible Studies, she has become my mentor. Dr. Day is back to warn us about the tricks of the deceiver! (We will do two sessions. The first one will be live on YouTube and Facebook. The second will be RAW and UNCENSORED and uploaded only to Bitchute!)
Thursday, 6-3-21 YouTube or Facebook LIVE 12:05 pm ~ Many of us have raised our children and now see what we could have done differently. But for those of you who are actively parenting, how will your parenting affect your children? Michele Borba, Ed.D., is an award-winning author, and parenting expert recognized for her solution-based strategies to strengthen children’s character, resilience, and reduce peer cruelty. Michelle will share how to raise kind, loving, and empowered human thrivers.
Friday, 6-4-21 Facebook Watch Party 12:05 pm ~ Have you ever felt like you don’t quite complete your goals? Do you find yourself falling for the same kind of toxic relationship? Have you ever wondered why the same destructive pattern is repeated in your life? If so, what is keeping you from what you want? Jason Christoff has developed a worldwide reputation as a self-sabotage coach. He discovered very early in his career, after managing one of Canada’s most successful weight loss clinics, that health and self-sabotage are inherently.
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