Friday, November 06, 2009

A Good Grief




Molly and I met through our blogs a few years ago. She knew my husband in college and we were both new moms of adorable little girls. I lived in New York at the time and she wanted to live in New York--we were a good match. We checked each others blogs periodically and left comments here and there. Shortly after Mother's Day in 2008 I sat down to the computer and I remember feeling a very strong pull to check Molly's blog {I don't think I've ever mentioned that to her}. I checked her blog to discover that her daughter Lucy had been in an accident and was in the hospital. A couple days later Lucy would be taken off of life support and Molly and her husband Vic's lives would change forever.

Since that day I along with thousands of others, have followed Molly's journey as she grieves, remembers, celebrates, and embraces her life and the loss of Lucy. There is no easy way to experience and endure the loss of your child, but Molly has shared her heart through this painful journey and in the process has become a person who personifies hope, resilience and yes even joy, for many of us her devoted readers.

Molly's latest accomplishment is her new website A Good Grief. A place where others who have suffered loss can come to read, share and deal with grief where they know they won't be alone. Personally I think this is going to be huge. This is so needed--in a world where computers have replaced people and isolation is a common feeling, people need to know they're not alone... especially when dealing with something as overwhelming as grief. Molly will be the main writer for the blog, but will have guest writers galore including NieNie and Cjane themselves. I'm telling you...this is going to be big.

Please take a minute to look over A Good Grief. Read Molly's story {tissues in hand} and check out her cause {inspiring!}.

Good job Molly.
You have no idea how much I love and look up to you my fake internet friend.

5 comments:

  1. STOP IT SISTER!

    Thank you for this. All of it.

    Now to go get my Mig on and beautify my home and wardrobe. You inspire in many ways.

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  2. I've passed on the word. Wish A Good Grief didn't apply to anyone, let alone to most of us.

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  3. I love what she's doing. I love it. And I love you.

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  4. So glad to know of this. How uplifting. How inspiring. I will spread the word. What amazing women you all are!

    Erin

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  5. My friend Erin was in her ward that day her daughter died. What a small world and thanks for the blog info.

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