Memories of Mollie
You who dwell in the shelter of the Lord,
Who abide in His shadow for life,
Say to the Lord, "My Refuge,
My Rock in Whom I trust."
And He will raise you up on eagle's wings,
Bear you on the breath of dawn,
Make you to shine like the sun,
And hold you in the palm of His Hand.
The first time ever I saw your face...
I thought the sun rose in your eyes
And the moon and stars were the gifts you gave
To the dark and the empty skies...
Mollie,do you remember choosing Momma that day in December?Your sister ran to the back of the pen,but not you.You came right up to me, into my arms and into my heart.I fell in love with you in that moment and everyday you were with us we loved you more that day than the day before.Dad's and my hearts are breaking because you went to the Rainbow Bridge,and only seeing you again will make them whole.When you were diagnosed with the liver shunt at 5 months old and Dr.Ross told us you would probably only be with us from 2-5 years we knew we had to love you perfectly because you might be gone too soon.But you showed everyone and you lived with us for almost 15 years.Of course,Dad and I will always wish we had more.You filled our lives with so much joy and laughter;after all you were a funny little gal.
Do you remember being a tattletale?Sometimes you made your brother,Erik,so mad.Before you,he was an only child and then along came Mollie.He could be ruthless when he teased you but you always came to either Dad or me and let us know what he was up to.I remember the day we had Erik's graduation pictures taken.Dad and I wanted a picture with both of our children;the photographer asked me what was up with the two of you.You wouldn't look at Erik and he refused to let you sit too close.With a lot of patience we did get a great picture of our two kids but neither of you made it easy.Erik nicknamed you 'Stinks' because he said Dad and I spoiled you(which of course we did). For Christmas one year he even gave you doggie perfume to get rid of the spoiled Yorkie smell.The name stuck and you even answered to it.After Tucker A.Byrd came to live with us you and your big brother formed an alliance against poor Tucker that lasted the rest of your life.Erik loves you as much as Dad and I do and misses you so much.
God made you perfectly,Baby Girl,and there will never be another 'You'. Dad,Erik,Margo,and I love you so much. You touched so many lives with your sweet disposition and just being Mollie.We look forward to the day our family will once again be complete and until that day we will have huge a hole in our hearts that only you can fill.We love you,Baby Girl,and miss you every second of every day.
P.S.I know you loved your Aunt Chrissy as much as she loved you.
I thought of you today,but that is nothing new.
I thought about you yesterday,and days before that, too.
I think of you in silence,I often speak your name.
All I have are memories and a picture in a frame.
Your memory is a keepsake,from which I'll never part.
God has you in His arms,I have you in my heart...
Mollie,I have been so sad since you left;my heart is broken into a million pieces.I feel as though it will never be made whole again until I am with you.Your leaving has created such an abyss in my life;I am so empty and it seems as though nothing will fill the void.
I never got the chance to choose you instead you chose me.Dad,Aunt Chris, Sarah, and I went out to look at two little female puppies,we knew we were going to bring one home with us,we just didn't know which puppy we would decide on.Our decision never became an issue;you came right up to me,into my arms and into my heart.I never looked at the other puppies that day I only had eyes for you and for all of your life you were my girl.You were not just a dog to me you were my girl,my baby,my second child.I could never have loved you more;I gave you the best I had.Loving you was easy;you gave me the best you had,too.All I had to do was look into your eyes and I knew how much you loved me.
I knew our time together was nearing its end.I noticed the changes in you but I thought if I loved you enough you would get to stay with me longer.That was not to be,God decided it was time to take your tiny,tired little body home and make you young and healthy again.It was going to be hard to lose my best friend but I thought knowing you were no longer sick would make your leaving easier.It didn't happen that way,nothing about your leaving has been easy.There is only this intense pain and it doesn't go away.Every day I think maybe this is the day that the pain will be less,the hurt will be less;but every day it is the same as the day before.Your leaving me hurts so much.
One day,a few weeks ago,I had a really hard day.I felt as though I was drowning in my sorrow,I had no hope of ever feeling happy again. In that moment God reached his hand out to me and pulled me up out the quagmire I was in,I knew there was hope.You are my hope,Mollie;I knew in that moment you would not want me to be sad.You were telling me that it is okay to let you go,to let you have peace,to let you be free of the pain you were in.
Dad and I decided it was time to think about bringing another little girl into our lives;not to take your place in our hearts,that will never happen,but to allow her to make her own place.That decision became known as Mollie's Hope.A little girl caught our eye,I thought of Madison the moment I saw her and I knew you had a paw in my finding her.Your Earth Angels,Aunt Chris and Uncle Kevin, helped you to bring her home to us.
To honor you we named her Hope;Mollie's Hope.She is a little button,tiny like Maddie,so full of life.She's a little bit of naughty but a whole lot of nice;she does things I had forgotten puppies do.We are all on a learning curve;she is learning how to be a good Yorkie and I am learning to love her.The love did not come as easy this time as it did with you;I have loved with all my heart and I lost what I loved.My heart is wary to love again but I know with your help,Mollie,it will happen. Hope deserves a Mom that loves her like you were loved and I want to be that Mom to Hope.She is working her way past the barriers my heart has set up and is settling herself into our lives.She brings us love,joy and yes,HOPE;we are becoming a family.
Your place in my heart is always and only for you,Mollie.No other little girl will ever take your place;Hope shall find her own space and like yours is it too will be filled with love.You are my Forever Girl,today,tomorrow and for always.Thank you,my Angel,for giving us your Hope and letting me know it is okay to love again; I will honor you and the love we shared by loving Hope as much as I loved and still love you,Mollie.Love,your Momma.
Mollie,in order to be able to write every day I take off some of our words placing them in a file I created just for you.The days that are special I will leave on your site.
10/22 Happy 15th Birthday,Mollie Girl!!!
I wish you were here to help us celebrate your birthday today.Just think,Baby Girl,you would have been 15 years old today.You didn't look your age you were always so beautiful.We never dreamed we'd celebrate this day without you;but we did get to have a lot of other special days with you,didn't we?Please celebrate today with all your friends;ask them to help you look for the balloons Dad and I are sending your way.Anna has a lot of experience catching balloons so I am sure she will help if you need her to.We ordered a little cake for you;remember I had told you could have a piece of cake and a scoop of Frosty Paws on your birthday.You are in our thoughts and our hearts on this day our 15 year old little girl.We wish we could say it is getting easier to be here without you,but we're just not there yet.We're still so sad but sharing our memories of you does make us smile,you always brought so much joy into our lives every single day.
Baby Girl,we miss you and would like nothing better than to have you with us again but we know you are in the only place where you can be healthy,happy,and young again.So have a very Happy Birthday,Little Girl.
Love, Mom,Dad and Tucker.Aunt Chris, Uncle Kevin, Sarah and Jordan, Riley and Piper.
10/31 Happy Halloween,Little Wizard.
I know you were never very happy wearing the wizard costume Aunt Chrissy made for you,but you always looked so adorable.Every minute we spent with you was God's treat to us.I love you so much,Baby Girl,Mom
11/24 Happy Thanksgiving, Mollie.
This morning I was thinking of all the blessings in my life and, you, my Mollie, are a blessing.I thank God for you and all the joy and love you gave me.I am thankful you no longer are old,sick and weak;but instead healthy and happy. Your love for me will carry me through the sad days for you are just a precious thought away. You,Miss Mollie,are one of the things I am most grateful for. Thank you Sweet Girl for all the memories,the joy,the love,and the happiness you gave to us.
12/24pm I need you to be with me on this sacred night, my Angel.I will look for you and I will find you in the music,the sermon,at the cemetery,in the stars,and in my heart,where you now live; you will be with me in this silent and holy night.I love you,my Angel.
The entire world should sleep in the peace of Heaven for... tonight a Child has been born unto to us,His Name is Prince of Peace,Wonderful Counselor.Sleep peacefully tonight,Mollie.
12/25 Merry Christmas,Angel,I am sending you every ounce of my love wrapped up in a huge red bow.
I am looking and finding you in the beautiful day just beginning.I see you on the sun that is starting to peak over the horizon. I see you in your brother's face.I see you in your Dad's arms.I see you in Hope.I see all this through my tears as my selfish heart weeps for you;but what I see most clearly is our love for one another and the joy that is YOU!How can I be sad when you make me so happy?Today my Christmas gift to you is I will wipe away my tears and wrap myself in your happiness,love,joy and of course,your hope.I will be happy and celebrate the blessing of Jesus' birth and the blessing that is you.I love you,my Christmas Angel,and will find you every where I look today.
01/01/2012 Happy New Year, Angel.
My prayer for the New Year is for healing and comfort for all who are in pain,grieving,or ill. I love you,Mollie Bean, for always and forever, Mom
4/8 It is because of this day over 2000 years ago I know we will be together again one glorious day; Happy Easter, my Mollie.
5/1 Happy May Day, Mollie,my heart is sending you a May basket filled with beautiful flowers and is watching you run around the May pole,chasing the ribbons.
7/4 Happy 4th of July!!!God bless America and God bless you,Little One.
10/5 It was 52 Fridays ago that God kept His promise to you that He would only let us have you for a short while.On that Friday He came and took you home with Him to mend your tired little body and make you whole.He has made that promise to all of us and one glorious day,I believe He will come for me,too, Moll,and then our hearts will once again beat as one.Mollie,you were the magic of my ordinary days.
10/7 Our journey began on a frigid December day in 1996 and in that moment love became us.Almost immediately,the road we traveled became bumpy;you lost your beloved Maddie and I lost my Dad.Death would change us and we would not be the same.Our hearts held each other as we mourned and in those moments love became us.Our losses solidified our journey as we learned we would need to navigate around the road block of a liver disease and a detour was taken.Our hearts held each other as we dealt with your medical issues and in those moments love became us.Our journey traveled down roads of great joy.Your health issues did not define who you were just what you could eat--veggies.Your personality did define who you were--sweet.Your presence did help define my life--love.Our hearts held each other as we shared our joy and in those moments love became us.Our journey continued,the miles we traveled began to add up and much to our chagrin we were growing older together.Our road began to head towards the west where we would watch glorious sunsets together.Most often the sky was filled with vibrant colors;graduations,weddings, births.But,occasionally,the clouds of life's storms would block out the sunsets and we would weather difficult times;divorce,broken relationships,and yes,even deaths.Our hearts held each other as we lived during the sunsets and the storms and in those moments love became us.Our journey together began to become more difficult,the road much harder to travel down.Our health that we had begun to take for granted begin to slow our travels,the liver disease did begin to define your days;blindness and deafness became traveling companions,as well.Our hearts held each other during the beginning of the end and love became us.The progress of our journey continued;slow,difficult and at times painful,until finally,on October 7,2011,the road trip came to an end and we reached your final destination.You continued on a journey without me and I am left to watch the sunsets and weather life's storms without you.Our journey here has come to an end,but our hearts still hold each other and our love becomes us.
10/22 Mollie,sixteen years ago today,God created a perfect little miracle He filled your heart with unconditional love and you shared your love with Mom and Dad for nearly fifteen wonderful years.Today, we celebrate you,our life together and the love we shared.You made it so easy to love you,Mollie,and so hard to let you go.This is your second birthday we have had to celebrate without you.Special days like today are more difficult because you hold the missing piece to our hearts.We know that one glorious day our hearts will be made whole and we will celebrate all our special days together once again just as we did for so many years.Today,Mollie,is your sixteenth birthday;sixteen purple balloons filled with love and a kiss on each one are making their way to you.If love could have saved you we would be together rejoicing that you are sixteen years old today.
Happy,happy birthday,Sweet Mollie,we love you!!! Mom and Dad
10/31 Happy Halloween, my little Wizard!!! I have put your costume away,I know how much you liked wearing it(not!You were God's treat to Dad and me for your whole life.
11/22 Happy Thanksgiving,my Mollie.We are thankful for the miracle God made on Oct.22,1996;He breathed life into the miracle, named her Mollie and placed her in our arms and in our hearts.We love you,Sweet Girl,for always and forever.Mom and Dad
12/24 pm It is a silent,holy night,Mollie, a night of wonder and joy.I will look to find you in the music,in His Word,and in the bright,calm night.You will be the brightest star shining over us tonight at the cemetery and I will find you where now live...in my heart.You are my Christmas Angel,tonight,tomorrow and forever.Mom
12/25 Merry Christmas,Mollie,the world is rejoicing for unto us a Savior is born and with His birth comes the promise of that one glorious day when we will be together again!!! I am sending you all my love wrapped in a big box and tied with a big red bow. My selfish heart wishes you could have spent this day with us, but I remind myself you are only a thought and memory away. I will look for you in the wonder of this beautiful day that God has made. You are my Christmas Angel today and everyday.Mom
1/1/2013 Happy New Years!!!! This year my prayer is for all we love to have a healthy, Hope filled, and joyful New Year. I pray the pains from the past heal and we can turn our faces towards the sun (Son) and find faith, hope and love.
2/14 Happy Valentine's Day, Mollie Bean. My heart belongs to you and loves and misses you so much. You are my Forever Valentine!!!
3/31 Happy Easter, my Mollie!!! He is risen... He is risen indeed!!! Because of this, Moll, I know one glorious day you and I will be together again... I will hold you in my arms for all eternity.
5/1 Happy May Day, Littles, I know you will be running around the May Pole... catch the ribbons!!!
Hi Moll, a start of a new month. I will take our April words off today. Our word file is getting so full. Erik backed it up for me while he was home. I don't want to lose a single word that we have shared. I have a dental appointment this afternoon and then I need to pay the bills. Yuck to both. I will be back to visit you later. I love you to the end of the rainbow and back, Moll!!! Mom
5/1 pm Littles, it is time for you all to rest in the arms of the Angels. My love will keep you warm as you sleep.
'Night, Mollie, another day without you in it is ending. I sure miss my little gal. My saving grace is that I hold Mollie's Hope in my arms now and she is from God and you. I changed your music for the month because I like knowing you are being held in His palm.
Tomorrow is your Hope's appointment. I gave her a bath tonight, she loved it as much as you used to. She is all shiny and fluffy--so darn cute. Sarah and I miss-communicated about me being able to pick J. up from school so she canceled her appointment. I will try to run over to watch his karate before I have to go to obedience class. I am sure I will be harder to train than Hope. We are doing this so she learns to listen when she is called. We will see, won't we, Moll?
We are in another winter storm warning for this evening...6"-9" is the prediction, lets hope they are wrong!!! I think everyone here is getting tired of snow, it is time for Old Man Winter to head south, don't you think?
Well, Baby Girl, Hope and I are going to go to bed. I will be back to visit you, Tiffy and Riley in the morning. Please keep your Angel eyes on our Mollie's Hope for me, okay? I love you, Mollie, to the moon and back. Mom
5/2 Good morning, Mollie and Littles, just stopped by for a quick 'Hi' before work. We did not get ANY snow last night!!! YES!!! I will be back to visit you later. I love you, Mollie, for always and forever, Mom
5/2 pm Good night, Littles, time for you to find your soft cloud. Sweet dreams, little Angels, my love will keep you warm as you sleep.
Bed time, Moll, your Girl and I are about ready to go to bed, too. Our Girl's appointment went pretty good. Dr. B. did more blood work, just in case the one done last week was incorrect because she was so sick. There is a chance that the protein level was low just because she had vomited and had diarrhea, he is calling tomorrow with the results of the blood work and the urine sample they extracted. The best news tomorrow will be if there is no protein in her urine, he pretty much thinks she does have 'Irritated Bowel Disease' just from her sensitivity to foods. He is not going to do any other testing for right now; there is a stool sample test that is very expensive and won't tell him much more than what the blood work will, she is too small for the instruments that would do a biopsy on her intestines and that just leaves exploratory surgery and he does not want to do something that invasive at this time. We are going to proceed with controlling the flair ups with antibiotics and doing urine and blood work every few months. Does this remind you of any one? You, perhaps. This is the route Dr. Ross took with you, less is more. We just need to be as vigilant with Hope as we were with you. That worked pretty good for you, didn't it?
I went to the first dog training session... I am not too sure how it is going to work for your Girl. Their philosophy is positive reinforcement (which I am all for), the problem is food is their reinforcement and we have a problem because of her bowel issue. I am going to ask Dr. B. what I can try giving her that will have the least impact. I don't know, Moll, what we will do other wise.
So, my little Girlfriend, that is the news from here. I have to work for 2.5 hours tomorrow for make up time and Hope has a grooming appointment scheduled.
Sleep tight, my Mollie, I love you so much more today than yesterday, but not nearly as much as I will love you tomorrow. Mom
5/3 Good morning, Littles, a new day is almost upon us, soon the sun will rise and it will be time for you to start your new day. My love is in the gentle breeze, enjoy your perfect day in Heaven, Angels.
Hey, Mollie, it is another IMMF, they come every week, don't they? along with Fridays come tears, but the flowers need to be watered, don't you think? I am sure the only other place with such beautiful flowers is in Sparks, Nevada. I am going to do some cleaning while Hope is at her appointment today... she is such a good helper when I clean, but...
I will be back to tell you about our day. You have a perfect day, Perfect Girl. Smell the flowers I have watered this morning, my love is in the scent of each one. Love you, Mollie, for always and forever. Mom
5/3 pm Angels, you need to turn your attention to Dexter now, we had great news from Dr. Bisignano... Hope does have IBD, but her protein values are in the normal range and there is NO protein in her urine!!! Dr. B. thinks her values were high because she was so sick. Keep your Angel Wings wrapped around Dexter like you did Mollie's Hope, he needs his G.A.'s to take care of him. When it is time to find your soft cloud and snuggle close together, remember, we love our little friends so very much and it is that love that will keep you warm tonight. Sweet dreams, Angels!!!
Yes, Mollie, we did get good news today. We will still have to watch your little Girl and monitor everything that goes in her mouth, but we're good. I know that God has Angels watching over all of us and Mollie's Hope has the 7 best Angels in all of Rainbow Bridge. You have risen to every request we have asked of you and now you need to take care of Dexter. Do your best, Moll.
Your Girl had her grooming appointment and boy does she look good. Dad and I are going to go visit J. tonight. I promised him that we would. I will be back to visit you in the morning. I love you, my Mollie, for always and forever!!! Mom
5/4 Hi Bean, another cold day today, but at least it is not snowing like it did yesterday. Have you heard when our warm weather is coming? Soon, I hope. Dad and I went to the hardware store to get trim for the fireplace... we ended up getting 2 ceiling lights and a mirror for the living room as well as some trim.
I was very glad to hear Dexter is doing better, it is so difficult when one of our little friends get sick; I know Dad was so worried about Hope he wanted to stop at the E-Vet by our house and not take the time to run her down to the VMC. We have such an amazing group of Guardian Angels watching over their families, don't we?
Erik called this morning, he was going hiking today with some friends. I think your Dad would love to go, too. The closer Dad gets to retiring, the more we may think about spending time in Arizona. I don't think I could live there, but visiting our Boy will be nice.
Sweet Girl, you have a wonderful day with the Fur Musketeers, my heart is always watching you. I love you, my Mollie, so very much and I will forever!!! Mom
5/4 pm Good night, Moll, I love you and will forever!!! Mom
5/5 A brand new day, Littles, run, jump and have fun together. My love is in the scent of the wild flowers that are watered daily by the tears of those left behind.
Hi, Bean, it is Sunday and I am visiting a little later. I went to Cross of Hope first this morning and then to a church called Hope Fellowship... there is a theme, isn't there? I am not sure what I am searching for or where I will find it. I feel as though I am in a dark night of my soul time and I am looking for something... a light, maybe. There has been a lot of change at C of H since Pastor Fred left, I had some feeling of discontent even before then. I don't know, Moll, I will try to listen for Him to tell me where I should be. I am like your Hope, I don't always listen and as a result I spend more time in the desert than if I had listening ears.
Dad and I went to Home Depot and got a rug for the dining room. It is okay, it has some blue in it that I am not too crazy about; it looked gray under the store lights. I am trying to get the inside of the house finished before we need to start working outside. We have lots to do out there, too. We will just have to take it a day at a time, won't we?
Well, my Mollie, who I miss more than anyone will ever know, I best get busy getting everything in order for the new work week that starts tomorrow. I love you, Mollie, and I will always love you!!! Mom
5/5 pm Good night, Littles and Mollie, another day is coming to an end, soon the moon will be your night light. Snuggle close together and knowing the love of those left behind will keep your warm as you sleep. Sweet dreams, Maddie, Tiffy, Riley Jo, Panda, Emmitt, J.J. and my Mollie.
Well, Bean, I have had my bath and am going to sit with Dad for awhile before I go to bed. Tomorrow is the start of another work week. Dad took your Girl for a short walk tonight, since she has gotten back she has been a Naughty Nabbit. We have been practicing the training lessons I was given last Thursday... not working so good!!! She is very strong willed, you were so easy to train. Gosh, I miss my good Yorkie and sure could use your help with the Nabbit, she can be quite a handful.
I will be back to visit you tomorrow, Mollie. You do know that your Mom loves you and misses you so much, don't you? I do love you and miss you with every breath I take. You will always be my Forever Girl and that is how long I will love you...FOREVER!!! Mom
5/6 Hi Moll, I have just one minute before I have to leave for work. But I couldn't go without a visit to you, Riley and Tiffy. I love you, my Mollie, for always and forever. I will be back later. Have fun in the meadow with the Fur Musketeers. You are my Forever Girl and I will love you... FOREVER!!! Mom
5/6 pm Good night, Littles and Mollie, time for the moon to tuck you in. Find your soft cloud and snuggle close together. Sweet dreams, Little Fur Angels!!!
'Night, Moll, your Girl and I just got home from Suellen's and we are getting ready for bed. I am going to play with her for a few minutes first. I took her for a walk today, she loves being outdoors, something you really weren't too crazy about, right? We are supposed to have another nice day tomorrow, a long time in coming, but that just makes us appreciate things more. Tomorrow is also your 19th month anniversary at Rainbow Bridge... I can't believe it has been that long. It seems like just yesterday you were here with me... and I wish you still were. If love could have saved you, Mollie, you would never have had to leave... it just wasn't enough. God came and carried you home in the palm of His hand and you still are the sunshine in my life, my Sweet Mollie. I just love you and there will be nothing that will ever change that. You are the magic in my ordinary days. Mom
5/7 It's a balloon day today, Littles, watch the blue sky for them to arrive at Rainbow Bridge. Have fun playing with each other and your balloons, don't forget to share with someone who has never been given a balloon.
Hey, Mollie, it is another one of 'those' days. I went to bed missing you and I woke up you were still on my heart. I love you, Baby Girl, time has not changed the way I feel about you. I will love you for infinity, my Mollie, you are my magic. Mom
5/7 pm It was a beautiful day here, the best weather we have had in months. A perfect day to sit out on the deck and watch as each of your balloons went to you at Rainbow Bridge, Littles. I watched until each one ended up with you. When it is time, find your soft cloud and snuggle close together... I will watch as you each shine tonight!!!
'Night, my Mollie Bean, the end of a near perfect day. We could not have had a nicer day (only if you were here). Hope and I went on our walk after Dad left for work, afterwards, we went out on the deck and one by one let the balloons go. I watched as each one disappeared and knew that they had made their way to the little Fur Musketeers. The purple one was covered in kisses for you, Mollie, from your Hope and me. You were on my mind the whole day... I thought of our time together, all the wonderful years and I thought about my life since you left. It is different without you, but, because of Mollie's Hope it is still a good one. I miss my gals, you and Greatie, and sometime I do get really lonesome; so many things I wish I could share with the two of you. But... I have Hope (hope) and know that one glorious day we will all be together again. What a glorious day that will be!!!
Well, Sweet Girl, it is time for your Girl and me to get ready for bed. We have been playing this evening and I think she is finally tired out. Please continue your Angel watch over Dexter as he recovers from his illness... it sounds like he is a bit of a rascal like our little Girl is. I am so happy he is doing much better. I love you, my Mollie, for always and forever!!! Sweet dreams, my Angel, Mom
5/8 Good morning, Angels, I hope you all had wonderful dreams last night and are ready to start a new day. Have lots of fun doing what you all love best.
Hi, Mollie, another day is here. We are getting some rain today, we can always use it. I have just been visiting Ri and Tiffy. I always like looking at their pictures (yours, too) and now it is time to leave for work. I will be back to visit you later, Moll. I love you and my heart will be holding you today. You are my Forever Girl and that is how long I will love you...FOREVER!!! Mom
5/8 Littles, even more balloons came your way today!!1 What fun!!! Now though it is time for you to find your soft cloud and snuggle close together, covered by the love we send your way everyday. Good night, Maddie, Tiff, J.J., Panda, Emmitt and my Mollie.
That time again, Mollie. We have such wonderful friends, don't we? We are truly blessed!!! Dad and I took Hope for a walk today. She and Dad walk a lot faster than I do, I am like you... I just mosey along. I talked to Uncle Mark tonight for quite awhile. He has been reaching out to me more often, I like that. Chrissy sounds as though she is feeling better, that makes me so happy... more of God's blessings.
Your Girl is ready to go to bed, so I will say good night until tomorrow. I love you, Mollie, for always and forever!!! Mom
5/9 Hi my Mollie, I can't visit long. I took too long getting ready for work. I just wanted to visit you girls before I leave. I love you, Mollie, for always and forever. I will be back to tell you about your Hope's first day of school. You are my Forever Friend, my Mollie Bean!!! Mom
5/10 Hi, Mollie, I am sorry I didn't visit last night... but I looked at the sky and knew you were watching over me. After Hope's class, Uncle Mark and Aunt Pam picked me up and we went to Chrissy's. Mark and I have decided to celebrate Chrissy with a new vacuum and kitchen cabinets. She says 'No, No, No' but we say YES!!! She has had a very difficult time these past months and now that it is over, she can move forward and we want this for her. I think it is more about us doing something for her to let her know how much we love her and admire her amazing grace during her treatment. I really don't know if I would have gone thru with the treatment if it had been me. She did and now it is time to celebrate her!!!
Your Girl did good at class last night, the class is geared more towards larger dogs so we had a little bit of trouble doing all the things but we tried. Dad and I will practice at home; for us the most important thing is for her to come when she is called.
Dad is using Uncle Mark's big mower to clean up our yard. It is a lot of work so it is nice for him to use Mark's mower. I am making dinner to take out with us when we return the mower. We are going to pick Chrissy up and all of us go out together. Uncle Kev is fishing at his Mom's, Sarah and J. are going to a friend's house.
Mollie, your Hope is whining at my feet and your brother, T-Byrd is biting my fingers as I write to you so I think I will have to take care of them. I will be back to visit you later. Have a fun day with the Littles, I love you, my Mollie, even more this Friday than the one 82 weeks ago (my heart counts, I don't). IMMF's happen every week and today is one of those IMMF's. Love you, Bean!!! Mom
5/10pm Good night, Maddie, Tiffy, Riley, Panda, J.J., Emmitt, and my Mollie, I am sure you are all snuggled close together getting ready to settle down for the night. My heart will hold you close and my love will keep you warm. Sweet dreams, Little Angels.
I love you, Mollie Bean, for always and forever, Mom
5/11 Good morning, Moll, I went to watch J. do his karate this morning. Dad had another headache and didn't go--I wish he would go to the Dr.'s. He has been having headaches in the morning quite often. I just worry about our guy, keep an eye on him, Moll.
This afternoon we are going to Ikea to look at cabinets with Chrissy. Uncle Mark has the trip planned--he is one excited guy. Right now Dad is working on the fireplace, we just finished practicing Hope's homework with her--she loves chicken!!! She gets even less treats than you did. Her tummy is so sensitive she just can't have even carrots!!! Can you imagine life without carrots? I think not, they were your mainstay, weren't they?
Erik is camping this weekend up in the mountains with friends. He seems so happy out in Arizona, I am glad for him (a little sad for me, but...that's okay).
Well, Mollie, you have a wonderful day with the other Fur Musketeers. I will be back to visit you, Tiffy, and Ri later. I love you to Rainbow Bridge and back, my Mollie. Mom
5/12 Hi, my Mollie, it is a beautiful, sunny day today--not a cloud in the sky. It is in the high 60's. Yesterday, we went with Aunt Pam, Uncle Mark, Chrissy and J. to IKEA. We had so much fun. Uncle Mark is so funny. Later, we met the kids at TGIF's for a late supper. We didn't get home until very late. Dad and I are headed back out to Uncle Mark's for dinner. We had bought steaks for supper on Friday and left them in the refrigerator... silly us. Dad had to go to the meat market in St. Francis and get more steak. We are bringing the steak from Friday out to BBQ tonight. Dad is in the car, Baby Girl, so I have to run. I love you, Mollie Bean, for always and forever... I'll be back to finish our visit later. Mom
5/12pm I am back, Moll, we shared another good day with family out at Uncle Mark's. Would you and the other G.A.'s keep your wings wrapped around him tomorrow--he is going in for a test on his back that is going to be excruciating and I know he is dreading it. He is in such poor physical condition, I worry about him, Bean. Your Girl was a Bossy Betty out at Uncle Mark's, she tries to run with the big dogs telling them what to do, she doesn't understand that she is not the boss of them. They pretty much ignore her bossy ways--although Annie does try to mother her sometimes. All in all, it was a good Mother's Day!!!
Good night, Maddie, Tiffy, J.J., Panda, Emmitt, Ri-Ri, and my Mollie, my love will keep you warm as you sleep. Sweet dreams, Little Angels!!! I will be back to visit you tomorrow, Mollie. I love you more than there are grains of sand, Mom
5/13 Good morning, Miss Mollie, a new day is about to begin. You have a good day with the Littles. I will be back to visit you later. I need to leave for work. I will take you along with me in my heart. I am missing you this morning and I see some flowers I forgot to water yesterday. You are my Mollie, for always and forever and that is how long I will love you...FOREVER!!! Mom
5/13pm Good night, Littles and Mollie, the day is nearing its end. Sweet dreams, Angels.
'Night, Mollie, your Girl and I are ready for bed. I will be back to visit you in the morning. I love you, Moll, for always and forever!!! Mom
5/14 Hi Mollie and Littles, a new day is here. It is going to be a hot one for us... in the 90's. It is crazy Minnesota weather. On Saturday, there were a few snow flakes in the air and now our one day of summer is arriving. We will take all the warm weather we can. You have fun today, running and playing. My heart's eyes will be watching you.
Have a good day, Mollie, I love you and I miss you so much. You are my Angel Girl. I will be back to visit you girls later. My Forever and Ever Girl, my Mollie, I will love you Forever!!! Mom
5/14 pm Soon it will be time for you to find your soft cloud and snuggle, Littles, another day is coming to an end. Sweet dreams, little Angels, my love will be the cover keeping you warm as you sleep. Good night, Maddie, Tiffy, Emmitt, Riley, Panda, J.J. and Mollie.
It was very warm today, Moll--our first day of summer. Mollie's Hope and I spent time outdoors, it felt so good to be out in shorts and sandals. Tomorrow is supposed to be cooler and we can go for a walk. Dad and I have lots of work to do outside this summer, we lost a few shrubs and some plants over the winter that we will have to be replaced. I love being outside now that the weather is finally nice, your Girl loves the outdoors, too. There is just so much stuff she can get into, we have to watch her every single second.
Erik called me tonight, just to talk with his Mom. That was sweet, wasn't it, Moll? I miss my Boy (my Mollie, too). He is getting moved into his new place; he has until June to be out of his apartment so he has been taking his time. I wish we were closer and could help him. We are so proud of his accomplishments.
Well, Baby Girl, it is about time for us to get ready for bed. I am going to do some e-mailing first. I love you, my Mollie, and I will for always and forever. Mom
5/15 Hi, Mollie and Littles, just stopped by to visit before work. My heart will be watching as you run and play. Have a good day!!!
Bean, I don't have a lot of time but I wanted you to know I love you more today than I did yesterday. You are my Forever Girl and that is how long your Momma will love you...FOREVER!!! I will be back to tell you about my day later. I miss you, Bean!!! Mom
5/15pm Good night, Littles, time to find your cloud and snuggle together. Sweet dreams, my love will cover you like a warm blanket.
That time again, my Mollie, a beautiful day is ending. We had near perfect weather today. Your Hope and I were outside, I just love the warm sunshine. I talked to Uncle Mark and Aunt Chrissy this evening. Chrissy had her Dr.'s appointment today--she has to take it easy yet and go every 3 months for check ups. I know Ri and Maddie are sending their Momma all kinds of Angel love.
I don't have to work tomorrow, your Girl and I are going to sleep in. I am looking forward to that. I love you, Mollie Bean Hurst, you are my best friend. I will be back to visit you, Ri and Tiffy in the morning, Forever Girl. Mom
5/16 Good morning, Angel Kids, a beautiful new day is here. The eyes of my heart will be watching as you run and play today. My love for you is in the scent of every flower I have watered these past months.
Hi, Miss(ed) Mollie, we have another nice day today and it is especially nice because I don't have to work. Dad just pulled his grill thru the house to the deck so summer is officially here!!! Memorial Day is only a week away, that is when everyone says summer really starts. I am going to get the weeds and grass out of the gardens in the front and decided what to do there. A lot of my plants didn't make it thru the harsh winter we had so I will have to do some replacing. I would love to see Cheryl's gardens, I can only imagine how beautiful they are.
Tomorrow after work, J. and I are having a play date. He told me last night we are playing Green Lantern, I get to be Pink Lantern. I am very excited, I plan on doing this every week. I miss him and I think he likes 'our' time together.
Well, my Moll, I am going to make scrambled eggs for breakfast so Tucker Byrd can have some. Lately, he and I are eating Tuna Noodle casserole. He is really a crabby apple lately, he is molting and very territorial about his cage. I have bite marks from him, Dad uses an oven mitt to put him in his cage when we leave. My little friends and I have some trying days. Hope has been getting boiled chicken for training treats, last night she vomited and has loose stools this morning. We are going to do 3 days of the antibiotic Dr. B. sent home with us. We have obedience class tonight, I am going to try the Cheerios instead of the chicken, I am not sure how that will work.
You, my good Yorkie, have a wonderful day. I will be back to visit you after class and let you know how your girl did. I love you, Mollie, so very much and miss you like crazy. You are my Forever Girl!!! Mom
5/16pm Good night, Tiffy, Maddie, Riley, Panda, J.J., Emmitt, and Mollie. Sweet dreams, Angels, my love is in the warm glow of the moon.
Bedtime, Moll, your Girl is exhausted from her class. She did a good job, but does better at home for Dad and me. She is distracted by the other dogs and all the different smells. I remember you and Maddie at puppy kindergarten, Maddie just loved her night out, didn't she? You were so flirty with the little Maltese named Max and he preferred your little sister... she played hard to get. It was so much fun to take you two girls. We didn't take Hope to puppy school, she was so little and then she wasn't a puppy any more. I just want her to come when she is called so she doesn't get hurt.
Well, my Sweet Mollie, it is time to go to bed. I have to work for 4 hours tomorrow and Saturday; I like the short hours but it is still 2 days of getting up at 4:15 am. Keep your Angel wings wrapped tightly around Tiffy and J.J.'s Daddy and help keep him safe as he travels. Send Cheryl extra love so she doesn't get too lonely. I love you, Mollie, for always and forever!!! Mom
5/17 It is an IMMF and I do miss you, Moll. We are suppose to have rain today but it looks like it is staying to the south of us, we do need the rain and I was hoping we would get some. J. is going to the MOA with his Mom today, we may have our play date later this afternoon or tomorrow. He enjoys going on the rides and visiting Underwater World. He is a good man, Moll. This afternoon we are meeting Chrissy at the tile store. We are anxious to get the kitchen renovation started.
Tomorrow is a balloon day, Mollie. I love you more than there are words to express it. You will always be my sweet Miss Mollie. I will be back to visit you later and tell you about my day. My eyes were dirty this morning, the tears are helping me see more clearly. Love you, Forever Girl, Mom
5/17 pm Good night, Missy Bean, I have to work tomorrow so I am off to bed. Sweet dreams, Mollie and Littles, my love is keeping you warm tonight. I love you to the moon and back, Moll!!! Mom
5/18 Good rainy morning, Littles and Mollie. It is a balloon day so watch for them they will be coming your way--one for each of you and two pink ones for Tiffy. Have a great day together, my heart will be watching you as you run and play.
Hi, Miss Mollie, I am just leaving for work. I will be back to visit you later and tell you about my day. I love you, Moll, for always and forever!!! Mom
5/19 Hi, Missy Bean, I am sorry I didn't visit last night before bed... I held you in my heart all night long and went to sleep thinking about you and woke up missing you. I love to watch balloons making their way towards Heaven, knowing tails are waggling and little hands are reaching for them. I know when the Littles get balloons there are lots and lots of children there, too. I know for sure Anna would not miss a balloon day. Bailey will be coming home today and Tiffy's Dad is traveling so be sure to keep a vigilant eye on everyone.
I woke up this morning with a terrible headache. I got up to get dressed for church and just felt so lousy I didn't go. It is a little better now--I think it may be sinus related. I am baking a banana cream pie. I haven't baked much of anything since Christmas cookies and a pie sounded good. We will have to take it over to Chrissy's or Uncle Mark's so it gets eaten while it is fresh; there is nothing worse than brown bananas.
Dad took Mollie's Hope for a walk while I was lying down. She is still full of vinegar. Remember how you used to look out the windows next to the front door? She likes to do that, too, only she barks and whines at every bird, car, leaf or person that crosses her line of vision. She does many of the things you used to do with her own take on it... and it usually involves a lot of noise.
Have fun today, Mollie, these tears are just because I miss you... not sad tears. I love you to the end of the rainbow and back. Let the Littles know your Mom is thinking about them, too. You are my Forever Girl and that is how long I will love you...FOREVER!!! Mom
5/19 pm The bath water is running and Dad is outside with your Girl, Moll. We had some thunderstorms come thru last night and today... lots of rain and noise but nothing that caused any damage here and that is a good thing. Aunt Chrissy and Uncle Kev came over for pulled pork sandwiches and pie. It was good to be with them. Tomorrow, Amanda and Markie find out the sex of the baby, that will be very exciting. Uncle Mark is so anxious to be a Grandpa, I am happy for him. I told him I would never be jealous or envious as long as he shared with me; I don't know Moll, if Dad and I will ever get to be grandparents. I do love my faux grand kids and that can be enough.
Well, Sweetheart, I am going to get in the tub and try to soak away my headache. When it is time, find your soft cloud and snuggle with Maddie, Tiffy, J.J., Panda, Emmitt and Riley Jo. I love you to the moon and back, my Mollie!!! Mom
5/20 Hi, my Mollie and Littles, a brand new Monday is here. I am ready to leave for work but needed to visit you before I left. My day just wouldn't start out right if I didn't take a minute to talk with you, Moll. The frogs in the swamp were so noisy Dad had to shut the window in our bedroom, they were keeping him awake. Now they are getting ready to sleep and I hear the songs of the birds. I just love God's beautiful noises, even if they are loud sometimes. You have a great day, my Mollie, and I will be back to tell you about mine later. I love you so very much... more than there grains of sand. You are my Forever Girl and I will love you FOREVER!!!Mom
5/20 pm It's a BOY, Mollie, but you probably already knew that when the blue balloons reached Rainbow Bridge. The sky was filled with blue 'It's a Boy!' balloons. I am very excited to have another little boy in our family... boys are good, aren't they? I think Amanda was slightly disappointed, she was hoping for a girl. But God knows best and as long as Spencer Harold is healthy that is all that counts. That's right, Moll, his middle name is Harold after my Dad. I think that would make Grandpa proud, don't you?
It is time to find your soft cloud and snuggle with Tiffy, Maddie, Riley, Panda, J.J. and Emmitt. Sweet dreams, Little Angels. I love you to the moon and back, Moll!!! Mom
5/21 Hi, Miss Mollie and Littles, a new day is here. My heart will be watching you run and play today, enjoy!!!
I have to leave for work in a couple of minutes, Moll, but of course couldn't start my day without visiting you three girls. J. was not feeling good yesterday, he's been vomiting and has a bad tummy ache. I will call Sarah later to see how is doing today. I hope he doesn't miss another day of school, but it can't be helped. Thursday is his kindergarten program, I can't wait. I love our Jordan.
Well, Moll, it is that time again. I will be back to visit later. I love you for always and forever. Mom
5/21pm Good night, Missy Bean, I love you to the moon and back. Find the Littles and your soft cloud and snuggle close together; my love will keep you warm. I will be back to visit tomorrow, my Forever Girl. Mom
5/22 This morning is a time for missing you tears, I miss you everyday and sometimes along with missing you come tears. I just wish... It is still cool and damp out today. Dad turned the furnace on again last night. After the 98 degree day last week I thought we wouldn't need it on until fall, I guess I was wrong. I feel so bad about the tornadoes that ripped thru Oklahoma this past weekend, I can't even imagine a storm like that. Keep your wings wrapped around all those who were impacted by the storm.
I have to leave for work in a couple of minutes but I will be back to visit you, Tiffy(I hope Tiff's Mom and Dad have a wonderful week together, they deserve it), and Riley later. I love you, my Mollie, and this tear is for you!!! You are my Forever Girl and I will love you FOREVER!!! Mom
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