A Letter From Lucy

By Molly Bice-Jackson - 8:55 AM

Vic and I were graciously and royally waited upon at Salt Lake's number one restaurant, Cucina Toscana a few weeks ago, thanks to my dearest friend Justin Kinnaird. While partaking of our third course of the evening, the beautiful hostess approached our table with a small manila envelope. It was addressed to Mr. Jackson. She handed it to Vic and walked away. Thinking it was perhaps from Walter, the restaurant owner, or perhaps another patron, he inquisitively opened it. Much to his surprise, it was a letter from Lucy. Tears filled his eyes as he read the following words:

" Dear Daddy,

You are the best Daddy. You played with me and helped me fly. You made me laugh when you barked like a dogie. You treated me like a princess and mommy like a Queen. I chose you to be my Daddy and I am so glad I get to be in our family forever. I know that you love me, and I love you.

Mommy found out something very exciting today--one of my siblings gets to come to your home this Spring! I am preparing them and have told them that you are the best Daddy. I know that you will love them like you love me. I can't wait for you to meet him/her!

Love,
Your Lucy"

He walked to my side of the table,held out his hand and helped me up. We stood there in the middle of the restaurant and embraced as time stood still. We cried and kissed and silently thanked our Father in Heaven for this miracle. The sun was setting and reflecting off the windows in the Greek church across the street right into our blue eyes. It was a moment I will never forget.

To me, Lucy's tragedy feels like it happened yesterday. At the same time, I have been apart from her for an eternity. I am still learning how to have these feelings of anticipation and excitement for the new baby coexist with the grief I feel for Lucy. But this I know; Lucy is ok. She is happy. And she was with this child. She will never be replaced, but will live on in new ways through her sibling, through our lives and words. I am at peace. I am so grateful to Lucy for all the amazing gifts she gave me...and continues to give me.


Unfortunately, we didn't have our camera with us. This was snapped with our waiter's phone.

P.S. - Many of you have asked about the music in the slide show I previously posted. The composer is Scot Alan, and the album is called "Dreaming Wide Awake." More info can be found HERE. You can also find it on itunes. The two songs featured are "Home" and "Goodbye". Another great one is "Never Never Land."

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  1. Oh Molly, I am so happy for you! Your news is such a blessing, and I hope it will aid in your healing. I wish you all the best with your pregnancy. I love the way you broke the news to Vic too...so sweet and tender.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Molly, I am so excited for you and your husband to have another baby! Lucy is taking care of him/her and she will do such a wonderful job until the stewardship is passed to you and Vic.

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  3. Congrats! This is the best news ever! I am so happy and excited for you!

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  4. I am so happy for you Molly and Vic!

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  5. Molly and Vic CONGRATULATIONS! I am so happy for you. The excitement of a new baby is always something to be celebrated. I love the way you told him- it was so sweet and tender. Your descriptions can always bring tears to my eyes- I feel as if I were there. I know Lucy is preparing that little baby for you. What a blessing to have her as your new baby's guardian, and teacher!

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  6. CONGRATULATIONS!

    This new little one won't rePLACE the hole in your heart... it'll just make it bigger and more capable to love.

    How awesome.

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  7. Miss Molly!!! I'm so excited for you and anticipate I'll have the same mixed feelings when it's time for us to bring our next child to Earth. That is such a beautiful way to share the news. Thanks also, for your comments this morning elsewhere.
    Monica

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  8. That is so exciting, and so brave! I hope everything goes so well with your pregnancy and that you can feel the joy of it. Lucy is truly looking out for you.

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  9. Congratulations!! I am thrilled that you will have a new little someone in your family. What a beautiful way to tell Vic.

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  10. Congratulations Molly and Vic! I am so happy for you.
    Blessings to you both now and always.

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  11. I have secretly been waiting for this news...I was wondering when it might happen. I cannot tell you how many happy tears I just shed for you and Vic while reading this. What a glorious, glorious blessing amidst so much grief and loss. Your God is happy to shower you with these much needed blessings right now, and it warms my heart. Congratulations, guys! I am so thrilled for you both!

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  12. Oh miss molly how my heart is so happy for you right now! A new baby, what a delight and blessing. We waited a year after James passed to get pregnant again, (I wanted to sooner, but circumstances didn't allow). Everyone thought she would take the grief away. . (not me, just family). When she got here, she didn't take the grief away, she didn't fill the void, but she added to my joy, so it balanced my grief. She has been the brightest light in what seemed to be a forever doomed dark life. She has given me a reason to live, to smile and mostly to remember that there are still blessings awaiting us. I am so happy for you and vic. Giving birth to Kierah was one of the most spiritual times in my life as I knew that as Kierah was leaving the other side, she was leaving James' arms and coming into mine. There are a few times in life that the veil is super thin. When life comes and when it goes. Relish in that moment, you know Lucy will be there. Lots of love.
    James' Momma
    MK
    xoxox

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  13. hi, i'm a lurker ... but i just wanted to come out of hiding and tell you congrats. that is very exciting!

    i loved the way you told your husband. i don't think there could have been a more perfect way.

    good luck with the pregnancy, your little angel lucy is sure looking out for you two.

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  14. this gave me chills! What an incredibly touching way to announce the arrival of Lucy's sibling.
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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  15. I am totally crying right now having just read your post. I am so thrilled for you and Vic. What a wonderful surprise for Vic. This little precious baby is so lucky to be up with Lucy in heaven right now and being prepared to be a member of your family. I hope you are feeling okay (Physically). If you need anything at all, please let me know. I want to have a shower for you when you find out what you are having! Love you,
    Shannan

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  16. Oh my goodness, what a moment for you both, and what news. So happy for you!

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  17. Molly, how beautiful is this! A wonderful blessing from above. You must know that this news has spread happiness everywhere. Congrats to both you and Vic!

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  18. Congratulations Molly and Vic! Thanks for your text the other night. I love to feel included with your family.

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  19. Molly - I am so excited for you. My heart just got so warm reading about your special moment - and what a neat way to tell Vic.
    How far along are you?
    I know in PC you couldn't keep the secret very long :)

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  20. oh yay! what exciting news! you guys deserve happiness in your life. and while a new baby cannot fill the void of precious lucy, he/she will add such joy to your amazing family. love you molly!

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  21. oh I couldn't feel any happier for you guys!!! That is so exciting and I love the thought of lucy passing the baby over to you. What a blessing and I loved the way you told vic! I hope you are feeling okay I Know the first few months can be yucky! Congrats:)

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  22. Wow what a blessing for you and your family. I couldn't be happier for you! And the way told Vic... so sweet. Thanks for giving me my good happy tears for the day! Congrats!
    Maria

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  23. OH MAN. Happy tears. big ones. Big southern lady ones. WOW! YES!!!
    redeeming lovely merciful news!

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  24. Congratulations. I am a fellow lurker who has been touched by the story of your little Lucy. You don't know me, but you and Vic and especially little Lucy have touched my heart and it will never be the same. I am sorry for your loss and I am so excited for your new little one. What a perfect loving way to tell Vic. You amaze me.

    Thank you for who you are and for what you are sharing with the rest of the world so we can learn from it.

    Congratualtions again,
    Janalee from Nor Cal

    PS- I was telling my brother about your blog and when he checked it out he yelled "I know her!"- It seems you served with him in Peoria, Ill. His name is Jonathan Cowan if you remember him.

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  25. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! What a sweet way to tell Vic the news. Wow. I'm crying. Molly, I have to say, (and now I can say it) when I looked at the pictures you posted on your last entry, I wondered if you might be pregnant. I don't know - there was something different about the way you looked - especially your face and expressions. I thought I was probably imagining it, but I guess the new life within you is already shining through. Isn't it so cool that Lucy has already met her sibling...
    Much much love.

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  26. Molly,
    I'm so excited for you! Congratulations! You are inspiring to me.

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  27. Oh goodness. What keeps drawing me to these sites of people who have lost their babies. Is it your strength, the reminder that I could lose everything in the blink of an eye, an overwhelming need to protect my children from each and everything. It's impossible. Each baby I've heard of lately has lost their live in unusual and completely different ways. Things you know are out there but don't know anyone they have actually happened to. I don't know but I add each of you to my prayers then I go and hug my sweet angels and trhy to appreciate every little second.
    Lucy is beautiful. Truly beautiful. What a sweet smile. You just want to cuddle her and snuggle her. Lucky you to have had her for a little while and to have her again in the future.

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  28. And congrats on this new baby. I know you understand what a great blessing you are getting.

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  29. Oh yeah! What a fun way to share the news with Vic. Congratulations!

    Luv ya!
    Brit

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  30. Now I know I'm turning into a pest but I wanted to tell you thanks for donating her organs. My friend's baby is waiting for a heart and I am so grateful that you offered someone else life through your loss. www.helpbabymia.blogspot.com

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  31. Congrats!! That is so exciting for you and Vic!

    I was 5 months pregnant with my son when my father-in-law died suddenly. The day that he died, I didn't feel "pregnant" It felt like I was alone. Then I heard that he had died and I knew where my child was..ushering his grandfather to Heaven. To this day my eight year old son feels a very strong bond with a grandfather that he only met before he was born. He KNOWS him!
    It will be a sacred time for your family to have Lucy with your future child, it will be amazing when he/she knows her already.

    Best of Luck!
    Love from Georgia

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  32. What a beautiful way to share your news- Congratulations :)

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  33. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so thrilled for you. I love the letter, it was the perfect way to tell of your new arrival.

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  34. Congratulations! I don't even know you, but I have been following your blog. This post brought me to tears! I can just imagine little Lucy telling her sibling all about you guys! Amazing!

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  35. Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I am so excited for you and Vic. What a blessing for your family.
    The way you told Vic was so tender and sweet.
    Oh, I am just so happy for you guys.

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  36. Congratulations to you and your husband.

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  37. Molly~

    Congratulations!

    I sat here reading with the tears just streaming. I am so happy for you.

    I loved the very personal, spiritual way you shared the news with Vic. And I believe you are right...Lucy is right there with her sweet brother or sister, preparing him or her to join your eternal family.

    Still keeping you in my prayers.

    Much love to you!

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  38. Wow! So happy for you. You don't know me. I am a sister of one of your college roommates, but I have followed your story since I learned of your loss of sweet Lucy. Your words and pictures and music have touched me so deeply. Thank you for sharing your story. Congratulations on your pregnancy. What a blessing from our Heavenly Father! Happy day:)

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  39. Oh wow...my heart rejoices with you. So much I understand in your words: "I am still learning how to have these feelings of anticipation and excitement for the new baby coexist with the grief I feel for Lucy."

    We, too, are expecting next spring, and I am a jumble of emotions learning how to mourn one child and carry another. bless you and congratulations!

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  40. Congratulations guys!! We are so happy for you. I know that this doesn't at all make your situation any easier, but it will be a such a beautiful blessing to look forward to. We love you both and are so happy for you.

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  41. oh congratulations!!! i'm so happy for you. i know it doesn't change anything, but it does give you something to look forward to and prepare for. that is SOOO wonderful!!! :) this baby is so lucky to have you as a mom.

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  42. Molly,
    I am so happy to hear this wonderful news. Congratulations.
    I bet Lucy is really happy to have a sibling. Hope you have a wounderful pregnancy.

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  43. holy choke-age of the emotions! hurray for you guys. such wonderful news. i love the thought of lucy prepping him/her for life in your home and on this earth. precious!

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  44. I am so happy for you. We received the "gift" of a daughter born 18 months exactly to the day of her sister's death. She truly was a preciouis gift to our family from Father in Heaven. May He contuinue to bless all of you.

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  45. I've never left you a comment before, but I have been following your blog since your sweet Lucy's passing. I am so happy for your family to be blessed with another little one! Such happy news for you!!

    (I'm a the sister to the person who left the comment above)

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  46. I'm so grateful to God for answered prayers. Just recently, I was on an empty sidewalk looking at the first leaves on the ground and asking Him to speed your new mission. I weep with you at how fast He heard and exercised His tender mercies.

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  47. Yipee! That is wonderful news. I'm so happy for your family.

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  48. Chills.

    I'm so touched by your experience, and your willingness to share. I'm obsessed with my little blond girl, but I hug her even tighter after I read your blog. I'm sure your new little one will get lots of squeezing, too!

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  49. Congratulations!!! Such wonderful news! I have laughed and found so much comfort knowing Hazel has picked out her new sibling for us and probably coached him on all our craziness. lol. It is so wonderful to know they are up there helping pick out the perfect match for our family and bonding with their siblings. I am so happy for you guys, tears in my eyes.

    xoxo
    Meghan
    http://livebrightly.typepad.com

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  50. YEA!!! how exciting! Im so happy for you guys. No, he/she wont replace Lucy but you can have something fun to look forward to, and right now, im sure that means more to you than anything.
    Congrats! (Im Britanys friend)

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  51. Congratulations!!! That is such wonderful news. I pray all will be well with your pregnancy. I know sweet Lucy is preparing her sibling for your wonderful family.

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  52. I am thrilled for you both! Congratulations Vic and Molly! What a fun way to tell him. I'm so happy for you!

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  53. I am so glad you let the cat out of the bag. That was a hard secret to keep (I didn't know who I could tell, so I just didn't tell anyone).
    I love you and am so happy for you guys!

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  54. Congratulations. May you continue to find joy in motherhood.

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  55. Congratulations! I love the way you did this. Lucy will definitely be watching over your new little one!

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  56. How exciting for you! Lucy is preparing your new little one to come to a great home.

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  57. Congratulations again!!! I'm so thrilled for you. What a perfect way to share your news with Vic. I also had tears running down my face as I read your post.

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  58. Here's a big Boston hug for you. =) Life is beautiful!

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  59. I am so happy to hear your exciting news, even though I don't know either of you at all!!

    Thank you many times over for sharing your experiences with perfect strangers. It teaches me so much about love and strength and patience.

    I hope the next few months go amazingly well for you and Vic!

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  60. I've heard from psychologists that the best way to heal from something is to fill the void with something else. It's true with addictions, and I've seen it true in my own life when my own heart was breaking. This little child will help fill your void like nothing else can. It will be so amazingly therapeutic and carthartic. I've actually thought this every time I would think about you guys, but never wanted to say anything for fear of imposing. But I'm so excited for you two! I'm so glad you're not scared to embrace another child into your lives - I really think it will be the best thing you could ever hope for!

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  61. Molly and Vic-
    CONGRATULATIONS! I am a lurker but also your sister Amy's sister in law. I am so excited for you and I have been really touched by your story. I wish you all the best.

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  62. Molly,
    Congrats! You don't know me personally but I am connected to you spiritually. I, too, have lost a child. I never EVER thought that the void would fill or that I could ever be happy again. It took 9 LONG months to get pregnant afterwards and it was sooo amazing knowing that my new little girl had been with my angel son. It was such an incredible feeling and I never felt so close to my Savior. My sweet new little one has brought joy and peace to my heart. My arms are now full, no longer aching to hold my angel. I do MISS him EVERY day and have moments still where I break down. But I know that he is waiting for me. We are an eternal family. I wish you the best of luck with your pregnancy and hope that nothing but joy comes your way. May we always have our angels close to our hearts.
    Julie

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  63. Congratulations, we are so excited for you! What a wonderful way to share the news.

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  64. Molly.....
    I, like so many, have been forever changed by your story and your sweet angel Lucy. You don't know me but I feel like I know you. I have followed your blog for a few weeks and I have read all about you and your wonderful family. I cry everytime I see Lucy's face. I feel so much emotion when I look at her eyes. She and I happen to share the same birthday and I feel very close to her. I am so happy for your wonderful news! Today when I read your post, I finally cried some tears of JOY and that is amazeing. I continue to wonder why Lucy was taken away but I know now that she has changed and inspired so many more lives in her passing then she could have done if she would have stayed here on earth. Now my question is answered, she had to go home to prepare her new sibling for your wonderful open arms.

    CONGRATS TO BOTH OF YOU!!!!!

    You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers daily and I thank you for your strengh!!

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  65. I am sooo happy for you and have been waiting for this to come. I had a feeling it was on the way! I can't wait to see this new little angel!!!

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  66. Molly, I'm so happy for you. What a wonderful way to tell your husband. I wish you both the best.

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  67. Congradulations on your new exiting news. we have prayed for you all and wished the best for you.
    - Taylor and Krista Payne
    (Jason and Joy's siblings in Logan)

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  68. Vic and Molly,
    I check your blog often, and am continually inspired and amazed by your strength. When my kids see me with tears streaming down my cheeks at the computer, they always ask if I am reading about Lucy. I'm not one to leave comments on peoples blogs that I don't know well, but I wanted to congratulate you on your great news. I really appreciate you sharing your experiences with all of us. I have learned so much from you. Thank You.

    Maria Payne Miles

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  69. I FEEL LIKE I KNOW YOU SO WELL. I HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING YOUR BLOG FOR SEVERAL MONTHS. YOU HAVE MADE ME A BETTER PERSON. THE LETTER WAS THE SWEETEST IDEA EVER! YOU TRULY ARE AMAZING. LUCY IS AN ANGEL TO US ALL, AND SHE HAS CHANGED MY LIFE FOREVER. I PICTURE HER SO EXCITED, AND TELLING HER SIBLING EVERYTHING HE/SHE NEEDS TO KNOW AND HEAR. THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING US TO SHARE IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS.
    MELINDA SNOW(JEN HUNT AND JANET AGNEW'S FRIEND)

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  70. Oh Molly, I'm so happy for you both! I feel bad that I didn't stop by while I was in Park City, Jed had the car in SLC and I was stuck at the hotel most of the time. We come to Utah at least once a year, so I'll try again. Your posts are always so touching and beautiful. You are an amazing person.

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  71. What a sweet ender mercy. Thak you so much for sharing and congratulations!! We love you!!

    Whitney Permann :)

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  72. CONGRATULATIONS, MOLLY & VIC! I am so happy for you, and so glad you had such a nice CA vacation. I have a little St. Lucy-something to send to you; I will mail it after I get home from Europe in October. Thanks for sending your address and for your sweet notes. I wish you the best pregnancy ever!
    Hugs from Montana...

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  73. Congratulations and hugs for all of you!! I hope that all goes well with this pregnancy. I know that it can be tough. (although it is the only weight loss plan that I have ever been able to make work for my body...I don't think that the FDA would approve...I lost 20 lbs with both of my girls) I just have one things to say...ice cream is wonderful for breakfast! (It was the only thing that I could keep down first thing in the morning.)

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  74. Congratulations! What a special way to tell Vic about baby! You are such a neat person! Thank you so much for your email! I can't read anything you write without crying! I hope you are feeling good!

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  75. Molly,
    This is your old friend from High School, Jameson. Thank you. I am sitting here at work crying as I read this story. Thanks for your faith and Example. I hope every blessing of heaven will be yours as you welcome the new little one into your life.

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  76. Molly,
    Congratulations! I was pregnant with Josh when Cameron passed away. It was a confusing time, but he has brought such hope back into my life. I felt so many times a connection with both my boys as I carried Josh in my womb. I hope that you will feel Lucy as you carry this new little one.

    P.S. sometimes it was hard as people started to only ask me how my pregancy was going and stopped asking me how I was dealing with the loss of Cam. So just a heads up.

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  77. Molly,

    It is such a beautiful thing to bring a life into the world after such tragedy. There is nothing sweeter then the sound of a new baby's cry after preying our babies would make just one more sound. To open there eyes and see the world. To live without the sadness that weighs on our souls.

    It is such a scary path. We know tragedy and we know how swiftly it comes. I hope you are able to enjoy the moments where it all feels just lovely.

    I believed Belle held Mason's hand right up until the second he arrived. I love that they shared some time and space before he arrived in our family.

    He is a gift direct from Belle. I am sure Lucy will hold this bubba's hand and whisper sweet things to it.

    Much loves,

    Danielle

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  78. Molly and Vic, congratulations! I have not left comments previous to now simply because I lack any sense of what to say, but know that I have read every post, and cried at most of them. It makes me cherish my baby boy more than ever. I'm so very happy for this wonderful news of yours. Good luck and God bless!

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  79. Hi Molly ~ I just popped over from Danielles blog(Braveheart) ~ to say hello. I am so sorry for your loss ~ but I am also so pleased for you on your wonderful news
    ~ congratulations.
    love and hugs XXXXX

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  80. I wanted to ask your permission to quote two excerpts of your beautiful thoughts in teaching my lesson for RS on Words of Hope and Consolation at the Time of Death tomorrow. Please let me know your answer either here or on my blog. (Just click on my name above.)

    Thank you, and congratulations on your good news!

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  81. Dear sweet Molly and Vic I am so happy for you both I wish I could be there to hug you both..Life is sweet and sad and all the things in between..Love You
    Aunt Linda

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  82. wow you guys are truly LOVED!
    i am so incredibly happy for you guys. i too was secretly hoping this for the two of you. thanks for sharing this with us. i know this will bring so much happiness and healing to the both of you. the slideshow of lucy was beautiful, she looks so much like you molly but can see so much of vic in her as well.
    i am sending your family all my loving thoughts and prayers. i hope you are feeling well molly, thanks for the update.
    love, whitney

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  83. Congratulations Molly and Vic, we couldn't be happier for you!

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  84. i am a lurker, i sure hope you don't mind, i just want you to know that your Lucy is being takin care of. we lost our justin 3 years on the 26 of September in the usu van rollover. talking about him i feel peals the layers of ache and heart ache away. i hope you don't mine if i add ya to my blog. mine is. www.chuggins83.blogspot.com/

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  85. Just wanted to let you know that the lesson went beautifully and that everyone especially loved your feisty post about not only surviving, but thriving. You definitely inspired us all with those words, and I'm convinced that you and your family will do exactly that. Thanks again!

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  86. Tara is in my ward (and is also my friend :) ). When she first told me about the accident, my heart went out to you. Since then, I've been keeping tabs on you via your blog. Thank you for sharing yourself and your thoughts. The news is so beautiful to hear. Congratulations! What a sweet little angel you have, and how wonderful to hear another blessing is on its way.

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  87. Hi Molly, this is Melissa's little sister Rochelle. We've met once or twice. I have to admit that I've been an avid lurker to your blog for several months now. I decided that it's high time for me to comment!

    You inspire me. You really do. I am amazed at how well you deal with your trials. You give me the strength and courage to be a better mom and wife.

    Congratulations on your pregnancy! It truly is a miracle... and what a sweet way to share the news with your amazing husband!

    I think about you often. I hope you are doing well.

    --Rochelle Wilde

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  88. OH MY GOSH!!! OH MY GOSH!!! OH MY FREAKING GOSH! I am sooooo excited for you. Having those two feelings, Lucy's absence and baby to be coming must be a total trip. What a cool way to tell Vic too! You are beautiful. I remember when you were pregnant with Lucy, how beautiful, you radiated this light. Pregnancy if such a blessing. I am so excited for you. Love you enormously and then some. Wish I was there to hug you THIIIIIIIIS thight! Love you.

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  89. I have read your blog since I found you on Michelle Kranich's blog and your story touched me fromt he beginning! now after reading this post I am crying tears of joy for you because its SO great that you are having another little spirit come to your home. Congrats!

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  90. Yea! I am so happy for you, and what a cool way to tell Vic. You guys are still in my thoughts always. If you ever need a getaway, please come visit.
    Nic

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  91. Congratulations! What a wonderful way to share the news with Vic. I am so happy for you both.

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  92. miracle #2...
    on the way.
    I have visited your blog many times. I have never met you... yet I am inspired by you.

    ToOdLeS.ShEiLA

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  93. Hello, Molly this is Lyndi from back in the day. I have been checking your blog out and shedding many tears for you. Congrats on your new news! That is so exciting. I am coming to the Reunion this weekend. I can't wait to see you.

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  94. Molly-I just happened to find your blog somehow-I am a young mother like you with a 2 year old. I don't know you at all-never heard of you, but I feel deeply sorry for your pain. I have just cried and cried reading your posts. I can't imagine what life has been like for you the last few months. I am so sorry for your loss and your pain. Know that another mother in the world is thankful for your strength and your blog. Congratulations on your news-you both seem like wonderful parents.

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  95. I am so happy for you. I know Rachel & Leslie (Clark) and was pointed to your blog by an old friend. I just want you to know that you make me want to be a better mother. I appreciate the depth of your feelings in your posts. Thanks.

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  96. Another stranger, I don't remember if I've commented before. Thank you so much for your example of faith and love in the face of devastating tragedy. I have really felt blessed and uplifted as I've followed your story, and have resolved to love my own family more, and also to have more faith.

    And I am SO happy for you in this new adventure! Congratulations.

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  97. I am very happy for you all. I am sure Lucy is sharing in your joy and is very happy that life is continuing for all of you.

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  98. I always feel so inspired when I read your blog, and I am so thrilled for you and Vic. Congratulations! I am so happy for you! Thanks again for sharing your story with those of us who you haven't even met.

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  99. I always think about Emma Smith whenever I think of getting the news of a new baby after just losing one. She was such an amazing woman.

    I can't imagine the emotions you must be feeling, but thanks for sharing your happiness and your grief.

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  100. Wow, Molly, your "announcement" can't be topped. That's such a good idea. I am thrilled for you. And I can totally imagine Lucy getting your next little one geared up and ready to go for the greatest family in the world. Congratulations!

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