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Memories of Mollie
I close my eyes and I see your face...
If home's where my heart is then I'm out of place...
Oh, Lord, won't you help me make it this thru somehow???
I've never been more homesick than now...

'Mollie's at peace'... three words that shattered our hearts...
In December of 1996 Mollie chose us to be her Mom and Dad. For nearly fifteen years we danced together on God's Great Dance floor...
Then, four years ago on October 7, 2011, the music died... The time had come for us to make one of the most difficult decisions in our lives. Mollie was no longer able stay here with us. Our love could not heal her, it could not sustain her, but it could set her free to be happy and healthy once again. We had to love her more than we thought possible... we had to love her enough to let her go. God took Mollie home with him that Black Friday to heal her tired, little body.
Mollie's name is written on the dance cards of our hearts and one day... one glorious day, the music will come alive and we will once again be dance partners.
Loving Mollie was so easy... letting her go took our breath away...
But how could we not love her enough to let go... to let Mollie find peace?

October 7, 2011... the day my world collided with Heaven... the day God took His miracle named Mollie home with Him... the day my life forever changed...
From the first moment I held you in my arms-- you held my heart...
I met my very best friend that day, who would love me unconditionally, unfailingly... a perfect love.
The Bible says... 'These three things remain... Faith, Hope and Love and the greatest of these is Love...
Without a doubt, Mollie, you are the greatest of these...
It was on October 22, 1996 that God created a Miracle named Mollie... It was three years ago, on October 7, 2011 He took His Miracle home... our hearts broke into a million pieces that day... shattering like glass.
We were introduced to God's Miracle, on a frigid Minnesota winter day in December. From the moment we saw her she came into our arms and into our hearts... we didn't choose her... Mollie chose us to be her Dad and Mom.
Thru out our years together, Mollie was a wonderful caretaker of our hearts... while she was with us there was never any danger of heartache... she loved us perfectly... an Agape love... unfailing... unconditional... unchanging.
Loving Mollie was easy... as easy as taking a breath... losing Mollie... took our breath away... three years later we are still a little breathless...
A piece of our hearts went missing the day she left... tender holes in the hearts she held for so many years... not a day passes without memories tugging at the hearts left behind... we laugh, we cry... but we always remember... the Miracle that holds the missing pieces...
October 22, 2015
A Miracle came into this world 19 years ago today...
God took the very best part of His love and put it into the Miracle we named Mollie and He gave her to us to love for almost 15 years...
Mollie, you gave us so much joy, love and happiness and during our time together...
Today on your 19th birthday, we celebrate You and the journey we shared...
We do not forget...
The tears still fall...
Our hearts are still broken...
We love you and miss you, Birthday Girl... for always and forever... Mom and Dad
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...
Love, Mom
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.
*October 7, 2011, the day our 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, Mollie,I know you will be running around the May Pole...catch the ribbons!!!
5/27 Memorial Day 2013
Remembering you is easy,
I do it everyday.
Missing you is hardest part,
it never goes away.
I love you!!! Mom
7/4 A day to celebrate love of family, friends and country, Moll. God bless America and God bless you.
***10/4 104 Fridays ago, our world tilted on its axis and came to a heart breaking stop. We received the call we had dreaded... Dr. Bisignano told us it was time... time to let you be free... time to let you find peace... time to let you go....
Loving you was so easy... as natural as taking a breath. Letting you leave... took our breath away.
Love wasn't enough to keep you here... but it was love that gave us the strength to place our Sweet Girl into the loving hands of God... He was the only One who could give you what you needed... rest for you tired, tiny body. Only God could heal you... all we could do was to love you enough to say 'Good Bye'...
***October 7, 2011... the day my world collided with Heaven... the day God took his miracle named Mollie home with him... the day my life forever changed...
From the first moment I held you in my arms-- you held my heart...
I met my very best friend that day, who would love me unconditionally, unfailingly... a perfect love.
The Bible says... 'These three things remain... Faith, Hope and Love and the greatest of these is Love...
Without a doubt, you are the greatest of these...
***Oct.7, 2013 marks the second anniversary of that life changing moment... the moment you went from our arms to His. Loving you was so easy, who couldn't help but love a miracle? Losing you has been so difficult, definitely one of the hardest things I have ever done... the emptiness of living in a world filled only with memories. Not a day has passed that you have not been in my thoughts... I think of you first thing in the morning, you are my last thought at night.... I think of you and smile; I think of you and cry... but I always think of you.
Even after all this time... my heart still hurts. It hurts its way thru each day; selfishly wanting what it cannot have... You... My head tells me you were no longer happy here and needed to be healed, not with my love but with the healing power of God's love. You left your tired, worn out body here and exchanged it for a healthy one in Heaven and knowing that causes my selfish heart to rejoice.
Even though there has been this pain since you left, I would not give up one moment of the 15 years I spent dancing with you on God's great dance floor. You were so tiny but your love for me was bigger than this world and I believe with every fiber of my being it was your love that brought Mollie's Hope into my life. She is my dance partner now, Mollie, and I will cherish each song with her just as I did with you.
I love you, Mollie Bean Hurst, with every breath I take. You hold the missing piece to my heart and I know you will keep it safe until that one glorious day... Mom
10/22 Seventeen years ago today, God created a wonderful miracle and shared it with us for almost fifteen years... You, Mollie Bean Hurst, are that miracle. We have spent every day of these past seventeen years loving you... who could not love a miracle? Our first moment together sealed our bond. You came into our arms and into our hearts the instant we met. We knew you were to be our little girl, our little Mollie. You gifted us with such joy and unconditional love every day we spent together. We always knew that you would bring your magic into our ordinary days... a sweet, precious magic that soothed us, healed us, calmed us and loved us. There is no greater magic or wonder than the love you gave us... the love God gave to our miracle, Mollie, to give to us. Time has lessened the hurt most days, but it has never lessened the love we have for you...
and today... we say 'Happy Birthday, Precious Mollie'!!!
We love you, today, tomorrow and for eternity, Birthday Girl!!! Mom and Dad
10/31 Happy Halloween, my Mollie, I am grateful for the wonderful treat God has given me...You!!! My heart is sad when I think my Little Wizard won't be delivering treats to the neighborhood children. You hated your costume but believe me you were adorable. I can still see you running across our front lawn with your wizard hat falling down on your head and looking like a miniature unicorn. I love you, Bean, and miss you so much.
12/24 It is the Holiest night of all tonight, Mollie... Christmas Eve. Tonight is a sacred and holy night filled with the promise of new life. We celebrate the birth of a Child, the One who will be called Wonderful Counselor, Everlasting God, Prince of Peace... tonight we celebrate Jesus.
On this most sacred night, I will look for you in the music, His Word, the candle light, the stars shining over head, and in the silence of the night. Mollie, you will be with me where you have lived these past two years... in my heart. Our love is alive because of the promise God full filled on this night of wonder.
12/25 Merry Christmas, Mollie!!! I am sending you all my love and tied it with a great big ribbon.
1/1/14 Welcome to 2014, Mollie, a brand new year has begun!!! My prayer for 2014 is we will find Hope, Joy and Love in the One who has blessed us with our family and friends, always remembering He is the center of it all..
2/14 Happy Valentine's Day, Mollie, you are the keeper of my heart...
***10/7/2014 third anniversary of Black Friday***
It was on October 22, 1996 that God created a Miracle we named Mollie...It was three years ago, on October 7, 2011 He took His Miracle home... our hearts broke into a million pieces that day... shattering like glass.
We were introduced to God's Miracle, on a frigid Minnesota winter day in December. From the moment we saw her she came into our arms and into our hearts... we didn't choose her... Mollie chose us to be her Dad and Mom.
Thru out our years together, Mollie was a wonderful caretaker of our hearts... while she was with us there was never any danger of heartache... she loved us perfectly... an Agape love... unfailing... unconditional... unchanging.
Loving Mollie was easy... as easy as taking a breath... losing Mollie... took our breath away... three years later we are still a little breathless...
A piece of our hearts went missing the day she left... tender holes in the hearts she held for so many years... not a day passes without memories tugging at the hearts left behind... we laugh, we cry... but we always remember our Miracle that holds the missing pieces...
***10/22/14 Eighteen years ago today God created in you a very special kind of love. Agape' love is as rare as it is pure and unconditional and is the only word that can describe how you loved us. You are Agape' love in the truest sense--a more perfect love does not exist. There is no greater love than the love you gave us; you were the essence of the word. We cherished your love and you for nearly 15 years and our hearts broke the very moment you left. Loving you was as easy as taking a breath, loosing you left us breathless.
Today, we hold each treasured memory of you in our broken hearts as we celebrate you and all the birthdays we spent together.
Happy 18th Birthday, Sweet Mollie, we love you today, tomorrow and for eternity. Mom and Dad
10/31/14 Happy Halloween, Mollie, you were God's treat to Mom and Dad for 14 Halloweens and we cherish the memories of each and every one, Little Wizard. Mom and Dad
12/24/14 Christmas Eve
It is the 3rd Silent Night, Holy Night without you, Mollie...
I will once again look for you in the candle light, in the music, in His Word...
I know I will find you in my heart where our love lives on...
Together we will celebrate the holiest night of all...
For unto us a Child is born... the Son of God...
He will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Prince of Peace...
He has come to not to condemn us, but to save us...
Because of that promise...
On one glorious day we will be together again...
Merry Christmas, Mollie Bean!!! I am sending all my love for you tied with a red ribbon. You were a wonderful gift from God... you gave us love, joy and brought us so much happiness... love you, Bean
Happy New Year, Mollie Bean Hurst.
My prayer for 2015 is... everyone will be blessed with good health, lots of love, hope and joy.
2/14 Happy Valentines Day, my little Sweetheart. You are my Forever Valentine and I will love you forever, Mollie. Mom
October 22, 1996
A Miracle came into this world 19 years ago today...
God took the very best part of His love and put it into the Miracle we named Mollie and He gave her to us to love for almost 15 years...
Mollie, you gave us so much joy, love and happiness and during our time together...
Today on your 19th birthday, we celebrate You and the journey we shared...
We do not forget...
The tears still fall...
Our hearts are still broken...
We love you and miss you, Birthday Girl... for always and forever... Mom and Dad
10/31 Happy Halloween, my little Wizard!!! You were God's treat to for nearly 15 Halloweens. I will cherish my treat forever.
11/26 Happy Thanksgiving, my Baby Girl!!! I miss you today and am saying a prayer of thanksgiving to God for all the years we had together. I am thankful for the love you gave to me, the friendship you gave to me, for you being the miracle in my life for so many, many years. Not a day has gone by that I do not remember you and give thanks for you. You were a gift and a blessing from God and I will give prayers of thanksgiving for you until that one glorious day. I love you, my Mollie, thank you for being everything to me.
December 24, 2015
Mollie Bean Hurst, my Sweet Christmas Angel. This is the fifth Holiest of nights that I have had to find you where you now live--in my very selfish heart. I know that when I look up tonight you will be with me in the songs, in His Word, at the cemetery, in Mollie's Hope little face, in the joy of God's precious Gift... for tonight a Child is born and He will be called... Wonderful Counselor, Prince of Peace, Ever lasting God... He came not to condemn us, but to save us... for that one glorious day... the day, I pick up you, my Christmas Angel and we walk over the Rainbow Bridge together...
12/25 Merry Christmas, Mollie!!! I am sending you all my love wrapped up and tied with a big red bow.

Happy New Year, my Mollie!!! welcome to 2016. I pray this year will bring us good health, joy, happiness and lots and lots of love. But whatever happens in 2016 I know you and the Littles are watching over us and keeping your Angel wings wrapped around us all.
Dad and I slept in after our outing last night. It is so much fun to watch Jordy bowl. He is such a skinny little fellow and he would run up with his bowling ball and heave it down the lane. He is actually a good little bowler. It was very loud in the bowling alley but other than that, we had a wonderful time.
Today, we put the Christmas decorations away--all but your little tree. I just wanted to leave it for a couple more days. It is so pretty sitting in the dining room. Most nights, I just sit in the living room with the radio on, reading a book and enjoy your the lights from your little tree. The house seems kind of drab with out the decorations, but it was time to put them away.
Tomorrow, Dad is going ice fishing. It has been colder the last few days so there is getting enough ice on the lakes that Dad can walk out to where he wants to fish. Remember a couple of years ago when Erik and I got him that special snow suit that will float if he should fall in? I still don't like him out on the frozen lakes but am really glad he has his snowsuit.
Well, Missy Bean, I think I am going to take a bath and put on my pajamas. We have the fireplace going and after my bath I am going to sit in the living room with your tree lit and read my book.
I love you, Bean, and have every new year since 1998--that was our first New Year together. I miss you, Mollie Bean, and am waiting until that one glorious day, my New Year's Angel. Mom
1/2 Hi Bean, I am trying to start the New Year off right--visiting you as often as I can (maybe it won't be everyday, but I will try). Dad is out in the garage getting his ice fishing stuff ready. It is really a pretty day outside. I am not sure how cold it will be, but the sun is shining and that is always a good thing.
I woke up with a really bad backache--I know, I know, I am getting old--so I have taken some Advil and hope it will stop hurting soon so I can get some stuff reorganized around here. I am thinking of taking a long weekend and rearranging the kitchen cabinets. I think they are about due.
Your Girl is sleeping on your big bed here in the living room. She is so cute, Mollie, I can't help but think of you when I look at her, because I know your paw directed us to her. I love her so much, Mollie, and try to treasure every day we are together. Sometimes she can be exasperating because she is not the best listener but, boy is she a sweet little gal. Of course, I know you would only pick the best Yorkie for us to love. I miss YOU, Baby Girl, you were the whole package--cute and a good listener--no faults to be found. I love you, Mollie Bean, more than there are grains of sand. Mom
1/6 Hi Bean, I don't have to work today--YES!!! It is just so crazy busy now after the first of the year--so many pricing actions. Prices going up and sizes of the product going down--pretty soon a bag of potato chips will have only a couple of chips in them. Oh well, nothing I can do about it.
Dad and Mollie's Hope are upstairs working--at least Dad is trying to work and Hope is trying to get him to play with. She does not return her toys the way you did. I remember you putting your dirty old frisbie on top of Dad's foot so he could throw it for you; pretty amazing.
We are supposed to get our first taste of really cold weather beginning on Sunday. I dread those below zero days, especially getting up early in the morning and getting into a cold car. But, we made it thru December and about half way thru January so that is good. We will make to spring!!! and warmer weather.
Erik called on Monday night on his way home from work. It is always nice to hear from him. I sure do miss him (you, too).
We need to get J. from school this afternoon. We have been picking him up Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Sarah picks him up on Thursday and Chrissy on Fridays. It is kind of nice not to have to go everyday although it is no problem to pick J. up. I love seeing him come out of school so happy and bouncy. He is quite the character.
Well, my Mollie, I have some bills to send off so I best get busy. I love you and miss you as far as the east is from the west. Mom
1/8 Hi Mollie, it has certainly been a beautiful day here; not too cold, a little snow to decorate the trees. I don't like winter but days like this one make it a little easier. Dad went for a walk this afternoon--he is feeling better. He was very sick on Wednesday and Thursday. I felt so bad for him but he wouldn't go to the doctor. Thank goodness, he is better now.
I have to work tomorrow so we cleaned the house this morning. It is a good to have it done and not to put it off until tomorrow. I only work for 6 hours so that is not too bad.
I don't know a whole lot, Bean, I just wanted to stop by for our visit. I am going to visit Tiffy and Riley, too. I know you three girls are missed so much by your Moms. I have to confess I have not taken down your Christmas tree yet. I just like having where I can see all of your Christmas ornaments. I know I will have to put it away soon but not today. I love you Bean and Fridays are always the worst. You are my Baby Girl and I miss you so much. I love you more than there are snowflakes. Mom
1/10 Hi my Mollie, it is bitter cold here today. The stupid Vikings are playing in a playoff game. They look pretty frozen out there on the field. Dad and I are rooting for the Seahawks to win the game. I really don't care to watch the game I just want the Vike-queens to lose. You know my feelings about them and their tax payer stadium.
Little Jordan is not feeling well. His Mom took him to the Minute Clinic--he doesn't have an ear infection or strep. He is still running a low grade fever. I hope he will feel well enough to go to school but if not he can always stay with his Uncle.
Well, Sweet Girl, I just wanted to stop by and tell you how much I miss you and love you. You are my Angel Girl. Mom
1/17 Hi Bean, Dad and I just got done having breakfast. We went to church and thought about going to Perkins for breakfast but decided to eat at home. Your Little Girl had loose stools this morning and we don't like to leave her for too long when she is not feeling her Nabbit self. She is acting just fine but gets a little upset when Dad is gone. It is a little pathetic, but cute just the same.
Well, Bean, it was -13 degrees when we left for church and is not suppose to get above 0 today and tomorrow. Bitterly cold is how I would describe it outside. I feel so bad for people who do not have a warm place to sleep. There is a man that parks in the lot at work who sleeps in his car but at least he can turn the heater on and warm up a little. This is not a place someone should be in the winter if they have no shelter.
Tomorrow is Martin Luther King day and J. will be spending the day with Dad. He wanted to take J. bowling but J. wanted to go to roller skating. Dad said he doesn't have the stamina to skate with J. so they compromised and are going to the movies instead. It is when I hear Dad say he can no longer do something that I get sad. He is doing so well Moll, but the treatment is really taking a toll on him. We go in February to the Mayo so he can get his scans done and a doctor's appointment. Watch over him, okay Baby Girl?
We are planning another road trip to Arizona in the spring. We started getting Erik's stuff packed up yesterday. It is going to take awhile as that Brother of yours is a bit of a hoarder. It was fun to look at some of his things--we went on a trip thru his childhood. I can't believe how fast time has gone by. It will be nice not to have to store all of his things. He wants us to keep the cradle Dad made for him but other than that he wants us to bring him his things.
So, my Beanie Baby, I am going to go sit with Dad and Hope, they are snuggled together keeping warm on the couch. I love you, Mollie, and miss you so very much. I look to that one glorious day when I can pick you up in my arms and together we will cross that beautiful Rainbow Bridge. Mom
1/20 Hi Bean, I just got back from taking Mollie's Hope to see Mary. She is a dirty little Nabbit. I am going to let her take some selfies to send to Bella and Toby. She like doing that.
I have the day off work and am going to do a little rearranging of my clothes closet. I want to take out the things I don't wear and donate them. We are finally out of the deep freeze as far as our weather goes. The coldest night we had was -15 below with a windchill of -25 below zero. It was so cold that my face felt like needles were being pushed into it when I walked into work that morning. I hope we don't have many more days like that this winter. We are already half way done with January!!! and it hasn't been too bad so far. We can do it, Mollie, we can make it to spring. I am looking forward to the snow melting and the bulbs I planted last spring to come up--hopefully the deer won't eat them all. Last year they spent a lot of time in our garden and we didn't get to see all of the blooms--that must be the part they like the best.
Well, Missy Bean, Dad is making breakfast and I need to put my things away. I love you, my Special, Special Girl. Thinking of you warms my heart even on the coldest days. Mom
1/27 Oh my Mollie, I have such sad news to share with you, Riley and Madison---Aunt Chrissy's cancer has come back again!!! She went down for a PET Scan and a doctor's appointment on Monday and Tuesday; the scan showed that the disease is back. She had a biopsy today and will meet with her medical team next week. I had gotten my dates mixed up or else I would have gone down there with her. Mollie, I feel so bad. I prayed and prayed the scan would come back showing no cancer, but that is not the way of it. God's plans are filled with things we don't understand, aren't they?
I had to tell you so that you and the Littles can watch over her.
I am leaving to pick J. up from school and am staying the night with Mike and Stella--Chrissy worries about them and this is one thing I can do for her. I would do anything to help her thru this.
Well, Bean, a day of bad news and it makes me miss you even more. I heard a song on the radio and it made me think of you... 'I close my eyes and I see your face. If home is where my heart is then I am out of place. Oh Lord, won't you help me thru this somehow... I have never been more homesick than now.'
I miss you, Mollie Bean, and love you forever. Mom
1/29 Mollie Bean!!! we had a miracle!!! Chrissy's biopsy came back and the spot was NOT cancer, but rather surgical debris. The radiologist is certain there was NO cancer in the pelvic area--that was Dr. Langstradt's main concern. There is another questionable spot near the port site from her first surgery that may have cancer but, that can be removed more easily. They are going to wait 2 months to see if it grows or there is no change. I could hardly believe the news from the biopsy. Dr. Langstradt was so sure she had even set up an appointment for Chrissy to start chemo therapy. Oh, my Mollie, God is so GOOD!!! Truly prayers do help (and maybe having the best Guardian Angels at Rainbow Bridge, too)!!! I am so filled with JOY, I can hardly contain myself. As much as I miss you, it is wonderful to know that you and the Littles are watching over us.
Tomorrow, J. is having a birthday party at Cheep Skate. Dad and I will go to watch--this old body is not putting roller skates on. Dad is another story--he probably will. On Wednesday, J.'s actual birthday, we are having a little pizza party for him at our house. I am not sure what we are going to get him--he really wants I-tune cards, but we'll check with Sarah.
Our first month of 2016 is almost over with--that means we are one month closer to spring. We have been having warm weather--in fact our snow is melting a bit. However, the weather people are predicting a snow storm for the end of next week. Dad has to go down to the Mayo Clinic for his scans on Friday. Like clock work--every time we need to go to Rochester it seems the weather can get a bit nasty--rain or snow. Don and Linda are flying into MSP on Friday afternoon so I can not go with Dad, I have to pick them up from the airport. We are going down to Iowa on Saturday. Vinnie's first birthday party is on Sunday afternoon. We will leave shortly after that for home.
That is what is planned here for the next few days. Soon it will be February and I will be once again taking our words off. I think of how many months you have been gone and it makes my heart hurt. I do miss you, my Mollie, especially since it is another IMMF. You are my very special Angel and I love you so much, Moll. I do wait for that one glorious day when I can pick you up and hold you in my arms for eternity and believe me, I am NEVER putting you down again. Mom

February 2016
2/1 Hi Bean, welcome to February, only a couple of months of winter left. I have to admit it has not been too bad. I just would rather have green than white.
I had a dental appointment today, I had a cavity in one of my back teeth. It was not a good spot to have one in. Dr. Erik told me that we will have to watch that tooth very carefully as any thing else that happens to it will result in a root canal and a crown. Not the best news, but it works for now.
We are suppose to have a snow storm moving in tomorrow morning; a blizzard to the south of us and just a lot of snow up by the cities. We have had such warm temperatures lately that a lot of the snow had melted, which was fine by me. At least the weather is cooperating as Dad has scans down in Rochester on Friday and that is where the blizzard is going to be. Schools are already being canceled for Tuesday down in that area. Don and Linda are flying into MSP on Friday, too and we will be taking them home on Saturday. I am sure the roads will be good by then, at least, lets hope so.
Tomorrow, Piper is having her teeth cleaned so will you and the Littles keep a G.A. watch over her. We always worry when our little girls are having a surgical procedure done.
I love you, my Mollie Bean, more than there will be snowflakes falling. You are my Special Angel and I wait for the day when I can hold you once again in my arms. Mom
2/8 Hi Bean, well we did have a mini blizzard--an inch of snow but really high winds. We made it home from Iowa just in time. Chrissy and I picked Don and Linda up from the airport on Friday afternoon. It was so nice to see them. Dad had his tests on Friday--I was unable to go with him, but that was okay. We go tomorrow for the results--I wouldn't miss that.
We left for Iowa after breakfast on Saturday morning--it was nice to just sit and chat for awhile before we left. Linda, Sue (Chrissy's friend), Chrissy and I went out to C of H for a Quiet Time on Friday night. That was very nice, but it didn't leave a lot of time for visiting on Friday. We made up for it on Saturday at breakfast and the trip down.
It was an eventful trip, Moll!!! Just as we got to the south side of the cities we saw a lot of police and state trooper cars headed in the opposite lane. We wondered what was going on but didn't really give it much thought until a few miles down the road when Dad saw in the rear view mirror police lights coming up behind him. He pulled over and we waited until a white truck followed by 7 police cars. It was a high speed chase, Moll!!! Linda and I told Daddy 'Hurry up and follow them!', but we had to stop for 3 more squad cars. However, down the road about 3 miles the police had it blocked off as they were arresting the driver. It was kind of exciting for us old people to see, however it could have been a dangerous situation for all the traffic on the high way. I-35 is too busy of a road to have a maniac driving at high speeds. But all is well that ends well.
Yesterday was Vincent's birthday--he is already 1 year old!!! He was born right in the middle of Dad and Don having their cancer treatment. I felt sorry for Katie last year, she was worried about her Dad and then Vinnie came 5 weeks early. 2015 was kind of a trying year for our families, wasn't it? I think we came thru it stronger and very blessed.
Well, my Missy Bean, Dad and are going to pick J-Man up from school and I am going to help Chrissy change her bag. She had an issue at work today and needs to replace it. I am so glad she asks for help when she needs it.
I love you, my Mollie, so very, very much. I really did fall in love with you the 'First time ever I saw your face. Mom

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