Mother's Day

By Vic - 10:28 AM




Last year for Mother's Day Molly sang in church. It was a beautiful song, sung with a beautiful voice. Because of previous experiences dealing with Lucy while Molly sang [she always either wanted to be up with her mom of have her mom come back and sit with her] I took Lucy into the foyer before Molly started to sing and stood underneath the speaker so that I could listen. As Molly started to sing Lucy looked up at the speaker and said "Mommy sing!". I was surprised for some reason. I had not expected her to recognize Molly's voice so easily.

I shouldn't have been surprised. Lucy loves her mom. They spent their days dancing and singing together - broadway musicals, primary songs, fun kids songs, church hymns and rock and roll anthems too. I guess Molly did most of the singing, but Lucy was picking it up. As we have said before, Lucy is a light in our lives - its why we chose the name. I don't know if I have ever said it before on the blog, but Molly is a light too. Her dad told me that when Molly comes into a room its like sunshine just walked in. Its true. That's one of the reasons I chose Molly. She is vibrant.

Molly is a wonderful mother, she imparted so much to Lucy's life. In two years Lucy had an incredibly rich and full life. Peter loves his mom. He smiles at her. He likes to snuggle up to her. He is still unaware of much in this world, but I have no doubt that as he spends time with Molly his life will be filled with experiences, and he will receive all the love a growing boy needs. I may have to protect him from musicals - or at least temper them with some wrestling and rough housing, but I am sure that he is in good hands. I believe Lucy thinks so too.

I wish I could remember what the song was that Molly sang last year. I don't recall the name or the words. I do remember that it was unusual for a song about mothers because it actually seemed to fit. So many "Mother" songs, sweet and beautiful as they are, seem to fall short of the subject. That is no surprise, I guess - when you really stop and think about all that mothers are to try and put it in a song.... its just a lot to ask from a few verses.

Molly, Happy Mother's Day. I love you. Peter loves you. Lucy loves you. I am certain she wants you to know and remember that. I am certain that she is incredibly grateful for all you did for her. I know she misses you. She wants to make you proud and will work hard while she is away. She is looking forward to the day when she can walk through a garden with you, and laugh, and sing, and jump and dance, around and through a springtime of flowers and trees like you have never seen. She is waiting for that day. And I bet that she knows and remembers the song I can't remember. She is probably singing it today.

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  1. Happy Mother's Day Miss Molly!

    Enjoy your day and snuggle that sweet baby boy... tiny ones always love the comfort of their Mother.

    I can tell by the words of your sweetheart that you are loved.

    ToOdLeS.ShEiLa

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  2. Happy Mother's Day Molly. It's exciting to see your life shift into a beautiful, yet complex, experience of joy and sorrow all in one. You are a good mother to both your children. And don't forget, when someone asks...you have one child in heaven and one right here with you. Blessings!!!

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  3. I have to agree about Molly being a light. My life definatly is brighter because she is in it. Happy Mothers Day Molly!

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  4. I am reading this through tears.

    You are both such inspiring people ~ the way you write is captivating and your ability to express your thoughts amazes me.

    I feel for Molly on Mother's Day and for all of the other Mum's I know who don't have their babes physically with them. It's just so hard to even imagine what they must feel.

    Peter has that 'light' too ~ he is just so bright and alert for his age.

    Love to you all.

    V xxx

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  5. To one of the funnest, greatest, sweetest, funniest moms I have ever known....how I love you! Happy mothers day....please know I thought of Lucy's curls and run today. I missed her today. Love you guys....now and always. Beautiful Peter. He is just stunning.

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  6. Vic, that was really sweet.

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  7. That is the perfect descriptor for Molly...vibrant! It feels good to be near her. Happy Mother's Day Molly,I love love love you!

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  8. Happy Mother's Day! I love your blog, it is so wonderfully real. Thanks for sharing your experiences.

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  9. HAPPY MOTHERS DAY MOLLY! Vic is right, you have a light. You glow. Have a wonderful day!

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  10. Happy Mothers Day Molly...... =)

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  11. Vic...
    What a wonderful tribute to your Molly. I agree...she lights up a room.

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  12. Vic~

    That was beautiful.

    I think Molly, Lucy and Peter are lucky to have you.

    I've said this many times, but I appreciate that you and Molly continue share your journey in such an open and honest way. It is an inspiration to me.

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  13. I know that you don't know me, but I love this post. I love the feeling behind the words. Your cute little family is an inspiration to us all. Vic you are a great dad and husband I can feel it each time I read your families blog. Molly, I know that you are a great mother, especially knowing what you get to deal with on a regular basis. God loves you and comforts and guides you, I know this. I know that you are an eternal family. May you have the moments needed to carry you through the next couple of weeks. You have many people praying for you.
    Stephanie Matthews is St George Utah

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  14. My name is Sandy SMit and I live in Mesa AZ I do not know your family but had heard of your sweet Lucy. My sister has a ward connection with some of your family here in AZ. So I was able to read up on your sweet family...I know I have no idea what that kind of lose is like but I just wanted you and your husband to know that I think you are doing great and you show us all why we need to not take the little moments for granted...Thank you for sharing your story...

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  15. Vic, I loved this. It always amazes me that even newborns KNOW their parents voices- especially mom. Happy Mother's Day to a great mom! We have been thinking about you a lot especially with all these important dates and events approaching. I am glad Peter is here to share them with you (or really... to share HIMSELF with you)!

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  16. Hey I wanted to talk to you on Sunday and say goodbye! You looked so beautiful on Sunday and I was bummed we didn't get to talk. We are going to miss you guys like crazy! I was telling Trish we HAVE TO all get together for game night once a month or so and will just trade off hosting it and each others houses. It's too hard to say goodbye but if I know will at least see each other for dessert and games then i am feeling a little better! I love you and love that little cute boy Peter!

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  17. Beautiful post and tribute to sweet Miss Molly, mom to Peter and Lucy. We sure are thinking about you and our hearts are with you this time of year. Sending lots of love your way.

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  18. You hair looks frigin awesome! Love the color, love the length and LOVE YOU!
    ~Schmeed

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  19. I absolutely love when husbands contribute to the blogs, what a special tribute to you. Thank you for posting on my blog. I would love to meet you someday as well. Your children are beautiful just as you are inside and out even though I have yet to meet you, the posts are I am sure a sample of the wonderful woman you are!

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  20. I absolutely love when husbands contribute to the blogs, what a special tribute to you. Thank you for posting on my blog. I would love to meet you someday as well. Your children are beautiful just as you are inside and out even though I have yet to meet you, the posts are I am sure a sample of the wonderful woman you are!

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  21. What a beautiful tribute Vic. I was so excited to see the last two posts as we have been so anxious to hear how things are going since Peter's arrival. I loved the clips of the children, both so beautiful and perfect!

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  22. Molly is an amazing mom. Lucy and Peter are blessed to have her. She has been a great example to me about courage and strength.

    Molly, Leah Hallows is in my ward and she is on the Angels Among Us blog. She and I have gotten to be friends and she would love to meet you. Maybe when you come to visit I could invite her over as well?

    Love you guys,
    Shannan

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  23. that was lovely, vic.
    couldnt have said it better myself.

    and molly? you ARE a light.

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  24. Hi! I don't know if you remember me but we were in the LA Singles Ward together--my maiden name is Aileen Lauritzen. I had heard Lucy's story but did not realize it was you until I read your blog. I cried for hours after reading it. I'm so very sorry about your loss--I think about you often. I have a daughter the same age as Lucy and an 18 month-old boy and I try to cherish every moment with them. Motherhood is not always easy and you have been an inspiration to me in so many ways. I just want you to know that I admire your strength. You are an amazing, vibrant woman and mom. Congratulations on your baby boy, Peter. He's beautiful!

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  25. Oh and I also wanted to tell you that I think you're awesome for delivering Peter naturally! I delivered both my babies naturally and although it was the hardest thing I've ever done it was also the most invigorating and empowering. You feel so close to the Savior as you rely on His strength and come to understand, to the smallest degree, the pain he suffered and endured in the Garden. Way to go! You rock!

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  26. Thinking of you guys today. We love you!

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  27. Just a quick note to let you know that you are still on my mind and in my prayers daily. I hope your infrequent posting is because you're just having so much fun with your little family that you don't have time. Hugs...

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  28. Once again, you don't know me, but I wanted to let you know that you're in my thoughts, and more importantly, my prayers, at this time.

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