Think Lovely Thoughts

Thursday, February 4, 2010
* photo by Justin Hackworth

I assume that their may be some new visitors to my blog because of my experience with Studio 5. I'm thankful for the opportunity it has given me to share some of my story. I feel like it is a way to honor Lucy - her life, and who she is. And it has been extremely healing for me to write about the grief monster. Sometimes gentle, sometimes unrelenting. But it's definitely a beast.

Over the past year and a half I have tried to be open - the good and the bad. If you read through my blog I think you will be able to relate to some of both. We all experience sorrow in life. We all have joys. We can help each other with our challenges and we can magnify our joys through our relationships and our efforts to reach out to others.

I've set a goal for this year - that I am going to seek out the good - that I will make fun things happen in my life. That's what my most recent post is about. Feel free to join in on the fun challenges and my theme of "2010--Let the Fun Begin!" I wanted to be in a place this year a little further away from the heaviness and heartache I've carried for so long. This challenge is helping me to do that. If anything, Lucy was the epitome of fun.

I welcome you and invite you to participate in my online grief community HERE at

What an amazing journey this has been. The good, the bad, and the ugly (faces).

My name is Molly.

I'm so very, very pleased to meet you. Tell me about yourself.

*My segment will air TODAY, Friday, February 5th at 11 a.m. Chanel 5. For those of you who don't live in Utah, you will be able to watch it online at After it airs live, I'm not sure how much longer until they post it on their site. It is under the segment, "Finding Your Voice".


  1. I do not live in Utah but I can watch Studio Five online, but I have not been able to find your clip. Do you have a link?

  2. Hello Molly :) I can't wait to watch your interview online after it airs.

    I have been amazed watching and reading about your loss through your blog. I always knew you were someone special, but over the last couple of years your light never shined so bright. As you have trudged through the adversity that has been placed on your path.

    I consider myself VERY lucky to count you among my friends. You have been such a great example to me and I thank you for making me a better person and mom because I know you.

    Oh yeah, I am Melissa and in case you forgot how we know each other, we were mission companions, room mates, and I was your florist for your wedding. :)

    Miss you!

  3. I am so excited to see your show. I appreciate so much how you have been so honest with your blog. I have felt that being honest on my blog as well helps me cope with everything and it has brought new friends and fellow supporters. Thanks so much for sharing your experience with Lucy. I love you. Let's do something soon.

  4. Your blog has taught me so much about life and specifically motherhood, I feel honored to know you and you are even more genuine, sweet and beautiful in person. LOVE YOU. I cannot wait to see you on studio 5.

  5. Hey Molly. Great job on your segment! You have such poise and calmness in front of the camara, it really helped your story come across real and natural and with the spirit. I was able to start recording on my dvr on the commercials right before your story if you want a copy, I'm pretty sure that I can burn it to a dvd with Ryan's assistence. I had planned on getting the whole show on tape for you, but we took Rulan to the ER during the night with a high fever. So after 3 hours there and 3 hours of sleep. I'm not thinking clearly. Luckily I turned on the tv and ther was studio five and all of the sudden I remembered. I hope that you have a great day and you feel so good knowing that you have helped so many more moms and dads today by letting your voice and Lucy's story and love for life be heard.
    Love you! Let me know if you need a copy of the segment. I will keep it saved for you!

  6. Did I ever tell you what my theme or motto/saying for the year 2010 is? Well here it is.
    "2010......all year".

  7. Molly, Your segment was amazing! You are BEAUTIFUL!!! While I was watching you today, my kids were asking me why I was crying at the tv??? Lucy life has touched so many,but you are a hero to me! I love you and your "mothers heart!" I can't say it enough-you are amazing! I hope we can have a girls reunion soon-i would love to see you! You should be so proud of yourself- you did awesome today!

  8. Molly - just got done watching the Studio 5 clip. So sweet. So touching. So you. amazing you.
    Love ya!

  9. Hi Molly,

    I have been looking at your blog for a while now, I never commented because I felt like I was intruding. Just wanted to let you know that your blog has inspired me. I haven't had to deal with grief in the same way you have, in fact, compared to you I don't have anything to grieve about. I guess that is what makes me so grateful for your blog. I have a 1 1/2 year old, and let me tell you, she can be a sassy little thing. I love her more then words can express, but sometimes I find myself getting frustrated and at the end of my rope. After those frustrated hopeless thoughts enter my mind I remember your story and I know that I love her and I am still unbelievably blessed with her presence (no matter how tiring) and I have to show her that love every second of every day. Thanks for giving me more patience with the most important little angel in my life!

  10. I watched the segment, and all I can say is-WOW, you are extraordinary!

  11. you were so great! It's been so fun to read comments throughout fb/blogs on how inspired and touched people were by your story. you continue to amaze me. thanks for letting me be a witness of it all. xoxo


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