Embracing the Full Weight of Loss

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Remember the documentary film project our family was able to be a part of? The one I've blogged about several times? The one that automatically would start when you came to my blog even if you weren't on that particular blog post? (Sorry).

It is finally being released today! I am anxious to share it with the world. It will be available for streaming and for purchase.

The director, Andrew Morgan, wrote a fantastic article about it in the Huffington Post, called "Embracing the Full Weight of Loss".

"It was a cold January morning in Park City, Utah. I was talking with a woman I had just met named Molly. As I sat in her living room, she told me about her two-year-old daughter Lucy and the choking accident that took her life. I will never forget the look in her eyes when she said, "Your brain just can't fathom that your child is so alive in this one moment and gone in the next."
On another morning almost two years earlier in Atlanta, I was out on a bike ride with my dad. I was happy, the kind of happiness that comes with the regular things in life, like a bike ride. After passing the river by his house, we turned and began to climb a long slow hill.
I was riding about ten feet ahead of him when I heard a crashing sound from behind me."
To read the rest of the article, CLICK HERE
I hope you'll share his article, and more importantly, the movie, with those you know who might need it. All of us will need it at some point. We all will have to learn to embrace the full weight of loss so we can let it create a space for healing. And we will likely have to do it more than once. 
I'm so thankful for all that my loss has taught me. I'm not thankful for my loss. I'm thankful for what it has taught me. I'm thankful for the opportunity I had to be a part of this fantastic film project. I'm thankful there are people out there willing to share their stories, willing to live and love fully--not in spite of their loss, but because of their loss. I'm thankful there are people with the talents and the drive to create projects like these. I'm just so thankful to know that I am not alone. 


  1. Hi Molly- I am very interested in seeing this. Can you provide information as to where to find the streaming video?

  2. I watched the preview video when you posted it a while back and again this morning...it still makes a big lump form in the throat and my heart stop a beat or two...and then the tears come. Loss is a strange and awful thing...but I hope to be a survivor but more than that...I hope to embrace life to its fullest. I won't give up and I know you won't either. You show us through your blog what an amazing person you are. You have shared your deepest and most painful moments, your memories, your hopes, your dreams, your husband, your children, your loss, your joy. You inspire me to want to be a better person - to give back and to keep going!!! Thank you!! :)

  3. Molly! I think of you every so often...and wonder how you and your sweet ones are doing. I'm here in Kansas City experiencing the same joys and blessings of ground-hog-day motherhood too and wish I were closer to Park City so we could go for a trail run. I hope your singing a lot.

    Mindy Lilyquist

  4. Hey Molly, I just found your blog through Instagram. Andrew and Emily Morgan are our best friends. Your story in the After the end film really touched me. We have a two year old girl. Thank you for sharing your story. You said so many impactful things that I still replay (after seeing the film weeks and weeks ago) in my head. I'm glad I found you here. Your strength and insight is something contagious that I want to be around. I'll be back to your blog! XO, Erica

  5. This gives me chills. I just love you Molly lou. The end.


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