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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...
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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...
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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.
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Mollie,
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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
Mollie,
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.
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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...
12/25/14
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
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1/1/2015
Happy New Year, Mollie Bean Hurst. Did you see our neighbors' fireworks this morning to celebrate the beginning 2015? It was rather loud, wasn't it? Your Girl was up at 12:00 am barking in 2015; she was frightened by the noise and was letting Dad and I know all about it.
My prayer for 2015 is... everyone will be blessed with good health, lots of love, hope and joy.
Today has been difficult for me, Moll. Dad and I took down all the Christmas decorations; I put them up for Aunt Anita's visit so they have been up for quite awhile and I was ready to put everything away and get the house cleaned and back in order. It was okay until I started to take down your tree--that I wasn't ready for. It made me sad to look at all your ornaments; especially the new ones. I have been getting the memorial ones for you and Tiffy. You have 3 now--that seems like too many. I wished you didn't have any and then you would still be here with me. So much is going on and I just know it would be better if I could just hold you in my arms and not just in my heart. Some days are like that, Moll. It is probably worse because we are going to Rochester tomorrow for Dad's tests. I worry, probably too much, but I can't seem to help myself. I know you and the Littles are watching over him, but I still worry.
Well, Bean, the wash is ready to be put in the dryer. I miss you so very much, my Mollie, and I more than there are stars in the sky. Happy New Year, Baby Girl!!! Mom
1/2 Hi Bean, just a quick note to say 'Hi' and that 'I miss you' on this IMMF. We made our trip to the Mayo yesterday and will be going back down on Tuesday for the results of the PET scan. I am hoping for only good news about you Dad on that day. Aunt Chrissy is coming with us, I am so very glad about that. I just want to have someone else there just in case.
I am about ready to get my pajamas on and watch a little t.v. with Dad. I love you, my Mollie, as much this Friday as that black Friday in October of 2011. I hold you in my heart and Mollie's Hope in my arms. Mom
1/3 Hey, Bean, my last Saturday before I go back to work after a wonderful vacation. I have to work Monday, have Tuesday off and then work the rest of the week. Sometimes it is had to go back after having so many days off. Dad and I took my wedding ring to the jewelers today to have it reset, the prongs were beginning to get very thin and I didn't want to risk losing my diamond again. We stopped by Chrissy and Kev's, they weren't home when we got there. Jordan was ice skating and we met them at the rink to watch him. He is supposed to be coming for a sleep over; he wanted to do one when Erik was home for Christmas but I had to work the next morning so we rescheduled. Now, I am not so sure he wants to since Erik has gone home. I did a quick cleaning job at Chrissy's today, I will go over next week one day before I pick J. up from school and do a better job. It is easier to clean when no one else is there.
It is supposed to be below zero for the next few days. I am not too crazy about the cold weather but am not going to spend my time complaining about it. Living here means we are only 2 hours away from the Mayo Clinic--so the cold weather doesn't matter any more, right, Moll?
Well, Sweet Girl, it is time for me to get something done around here. I love you, my Mollie, for always and forever. This day was ordinary and spending time with you has made it extraordinary. Mom
1/9 Hi Bean, it has been 6 days since I have written to you. It is an IMMF and of course, your Mom is missing you. I miss you everyday, but Fridays are the worst, aren't they?
As you know, Dad's PET scan showed that the cancer is progressing instead of shrinking. I prayed and prayed for a miracle, Mollie, and it just hasn't happened yet. The doctors are trying the hormone therapy now to try and be more aggressive in fighting the cancer. Dr. Kwon is still staying very positive in his belief that Dad can beat this monster living inside of him. I just hate that Dad has to go thru this. I know bad things happen to good people, Moll, and I know God has a plan for us. I just wish it were me instead of Dad. He has worked so hard and taken such good care of Erik and me, I would take it from him in a nanosecond if I could. I need you to keep your Angel wings over him at all times, okay? and I will keep on praying. We are so blessed to have all the wonderful prayer warriors keeping us in their prayers. Both Dad and I feel them being poured out upon us.
Uncle Donnie is doing lots better. We are so grateful for any good news from Iowa--it has been a very hard time for both Don and Linda. It is so good to hear he is on the road to recovery.
Aunt Chrissy is doing good, too. You and the Littles are the very best G.A.'s in all of Rainbow Bridge.
Mollie's Hope has become a real klingon to Dad, she does not let him out of her sight. She is taking her nursing job very seriously. Good news--she is getting better about going outside to do her business. Right now she is bringing me her ball to throw--she likes that ball like you did your frisbee. She can be such a Bossy Betty!!! very demanding that we play with her and the worst thing is she doesn't drop the ball so we can throw it. She just sits and grumbles with it in her mouth. What a rascally Nabbit!!!
It has been dreadfully cold these past few days--school was canceled for J. on Wednesday because the windchill was -35 below zero. I am not complaining about the cold at all--I just tell myself to be grateful we live in Minnesota and are only 90 miles from the #1 medical facility in the entire world. I can put up with being cold knowing Dad, Chrissy and Don are in the best place possible to be treated for their cancers. I am not complaining but that doesn't mean I am ready to go out and play in the snow.
Well, Baby Girl, I need to chase Mollie's Hope and get her ball from her so I can throw it for hers. I love you, my Mollie, whether it is an IMMF or just a regular I miss Mollie day. You warm my heart on the coldest days. Mom
1/10 Good night, Bean. I am so sad tonight. I miss you and I am so worried about your Daddy. Sometimes, I lose my faith, Moll. I could never tell anyone but you about that. I just know you understand Mom better than anyone. I am at a very weak moment and you are the one who knows me best. I know tomorrow will be better, tonight... not so much. My heart is hurting, a pain I can't even describe. It as if it will truly break and can never be fixed. You are the only one I can tell how I truly feel. Everyone else thinks I am being negative, but I can't change how I feel. In this moment... I do feel as if Dad will not be able to beat his giant, and I will once again be left alone... without you or him. I am sad and without my faith. Tomorrow maybe different, but in this moment... not so much. God, Moll, I miss you and wish you were here with me. I am afraid... Mom
1/15 Hi Bean, we are finally going to have a day with the temperature above zero. Tomorrow is supposed to be in the high 20's and Saturday in the the mid 30's. Can you believe it, our January thaw is about to happen. I am very happy about that. Dad is going fishing with Chip on Saturday. It will be good for him to get out for the day. He hasn't been going to many places since he hasn't been feeling up to par. Yesterday, I went with Chrissy and Kev to Rochester for Chrissy's chemotherapy. She has just one more planned and we are hoping that is all she will need. We were able to see Don and Linda for a few minutes--Don was down for his checkups. He has been having a rough time, Moll. He has been hospitalized for pneumonia and pulmonary embolisms. It has been difficult--I want to help Linda and yet I have to be here for Chrissy and Dad. Keep your Angel wings around them, Mollie, because all I can do is pray and sometimes that just doesn't seem enough. I don't what God has planned for us and I know I will have to put my faith and trust in Him and hope for the very best outcome possible. Sometimes it is just a little harder to do than others.
I have to figure out the checkbook--something I have put off again. Why, Mollie, do I do that???? It would be so much easier if I took care of it every couple of days, wouldn't it? You'd think I would have learned by now.
Your Girl is upstairs in the loft with Dad. She drops her ball down the stairs and then whines at us to throw it back to her. She is such a Nabbit!!! but your Dad loves her so much. She spends most of her time with him. She is a good little nurse, although she can be pretty tough on her patient sometimes. Not a gentle little lady like you, my Mollie; she is a bit of a rough neck. I wouldn't want her to be anything other than who she is.
Your big brother, Erik, called and talked to Dad yesterday. He was on his way home from work--we don't like it when he is on the phone while he is driving but it is what he does.
Well, my Sweetest Girl, I better get the checkbook done as I have to pick J. up from school today. I think he also has karate tonight. I love you, my Angel, and wish with all my selfish heart you were still here with me. You are the sun in my shine, Moll. Mom
1/18 Hi, my Mollie Bean. It is a beautiful winter day out. The temperature is above freezing, in the 30's. It is good to have these types of days in January, isn't it?
I talked to Aunt Chrissy this morning. She is feeling the effects of her chemo treatment and is so tired. I just wish there was something I could do--I feel so helpless, Moll. Dad is out fishing again today. I am always glad when he feels well enough to do the things he likes. Guess what, Bean!?! Dad shaved his mustache, there really wasn't all that much left of it anyways. But you know, in 42 years that is the first time I have ever seen your Dad without his mustache. I laughed and cried at the same time--he looked so different without it and yet the reason it is gone breaks my heart. He is still the hottest man in my life with or without facial hair.
On last week's IMMF, we picked up my wedding ring from the jewelers--it is as beautiful as the day Dad gave it to me. It has a new crown and is all polished and cleaned up; it is blingy once again. Dad is wearing his ring again now that he is not working.
After church and breakfast I did my lesson for tomorrow night's Bible study. Dad has an appointment with Dr. Fox. I wanted him to have his chest and lungs checked because he has developed a cough. Since Don ended up with blood clots in his lungs I just want Dr. Fox to check Dad over and make sure all is well.
I still have not finished the checkbook so that is something I am going to do this afternoon.
I am glad Cheryl got her computer up and running again. It is nice to keep track of what is going on in her life. She sends me hugs and love via prayers and text messages. I can not tell you, Moll, how wonderful it is to get those pick me ups and they always seem to come just at the right moment. That shows me God has His Hand in all of this. I am know I am blessed in so many ways--I just sometimes find my focus lingers on the bad, instead of all the good things. Every morning I tell myself... trust, faith, hope and love are the things that will help me thru the day. I do feel those things in the prayers, hugs and love everyone sends our way. I AM BLESSED!!!
Well, my Sweet Angel, please keep your Dad and your Chrissy under your wings. I love you more than there are grains of sand and miss you every day. Mom
1/21 Guess what, Bean!?! Dr. Fox called this morning and Dad has pneumonia. That is right!!! Even though he grumped about having to go to the doctor and told me it wasn't necessary, he did find out that your Mom was right! You know what they say about Germans, Mollie, 'you can always tell a German, you just can't tell them much' and that is your Dad. I am so grateful he listened to Linda when we were talking to her, I know he didn't think he was sick but went to Dr. Fox just to appease me. He is on an antibiotic and this will not affect his cancer treatment at all.
Moll, your Dad has never been sick a day in his life, and now the poor man can't get a break. It is such a relief knowing that he is being seen by the best doctors in all of Minnesota, isn't it?
Tonight, I am taking J. to his karate after school. Dad was planning on going to watch him, but I think he is best off staying home and resting. He is so stubborn, Moll, I sometimes have a hard time holding in my temper. He doesn't always know what is best for him.
Hope had her groomers' appointment today. Just like you, she is exhausted afterwards and takes a nap when she gets home. She and Dad are resting on the couch.
Not much else is going on here. We went on line at Direct Buy and looked at televisions. Ours is at least 20 years old and is on its last leg. I e-mailed Erik with some information that we found and will let him help us to decide which one to get.
Sweet Girl, I sure do miss you when things happen. You always knew what I was thinking and when I needed you. Mollie's Hope is not as perceptive as you were. I think when I am feeling overwhelmed is when it hits me the hardest that my little Helper is no longer here with me. I love you, Beanie Baby, and yes, the tears still water flowers at Rainbow Bridge (like right now). You are our Special Angel and we need your wings covering your Dad and Aunt Chrissy. I love you, Mollie, for always and forever. Mom
1/23 It's late and I just stopped by to tell you and the Littles a quick 'Good night'. Another IMMF is almost over and I do miss you, my Sweet Girl. I will look to the stars tonight to see you. Mom
1/24 Hi, Bean, well your Girl and I are spending the day together as Dad is fishing this weekend with Uncle Kevin. We have gotten a little laundry done as well as paying some bills. I am going to stop by Heather's house evening--she had a 31 party and I want to order a bag for Dad and me to use when we travel to Rochester. I haven't seen Heather much since she started at her new job. It will be fun to do a little catching up.
Well, my Sweet, Sweet Mollie, there is not a lot going on around here. I hope you have a wonderful day. I love you and miss you so very much, Bean. You put the shine in my sun. Mom
1/25 Hi Bean, another day without you. I am rather sad at this moment. So many things have happened since you left and sometimes I just get sad. Dad had a good time fishing with Uncle Kevin this weekend. We had fish for dinner--you know how much I like fish--NOT!!! but Dad was so happy about the fish they caught, what could I do?
I went to C of H for church today and saw Suellen for a few minutes, not too much else went on today. Erik hasn't called his Dad--that is a little disappointing--your Dad just loves to hear from your big brother. I hope Erik realizes how quickly things can change. I think Dad and I are going to call Iowa later to see how everything is going down there.
Please keep your Angel wings wrapped tightly around Dad and Aunt Chrissy--they need that so much. I love you, my Mollie Bean Hurst, with every breath that I take. You bring magic into an ordinary day. Mom


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