Molly Marie Benson, April 17, 2008

by Kathy on April 17, 2008 · 55 comments

in Bob, CHD, FET #1, Loss, Molly, Sean

Dear Friends,

This update is being written by Jacquie & Kevin, Kathy’s parents and Megan, Kathy’s sister and Molly’s godmother. Kathy is recovering at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn.

Kathy and Bob arrived at the hospital for the C-section at 7:30 a.m. Arriving later were: Sean, their son, brought by Kevin & Jacquie and Megan; Bob’s parents, Bob’s sister, Bob’s brother’s wife, Karen (“Now I lay Me Down to Sleep” bereavement photographer) and Kathy and Bob’s pastor, Fr. Bill, from their parish. We waited until around 12:30 p.m.–when a nurse came to take the photographer and their pastor to the delivery room.

Molly Marie Benson was born alive at 12:57 p.m. (4 lb., 10 oz.; 15.5 inches) and was immediately baptized by Fr. Bill. Molly left to go to heaven at 1:11 p.m.

Later, Jacquie took Sean into the recovery room to be with Kathy, Bob and Molly. Sean held Molly and gave her a picture he had colored for her and a pink teddy bear. Then we all went in and spent a grace-filled, tear filled, hug-filled hour holding and kissing Molly and one another. Our tears bound us together in a way beyoned description.

Kathy asked us to post this in her absence and she is, again, so grateful for all the love and support you have given her and all of us.

Love,

Kevin, Jacquie and Megan

{ 55 comments… read them below or add one }

1 SommerNyte April 17, 2008 at 4:45 pm

May Molly rest in peace and her heart be healed in heaven.

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2 Julie April 17, 2008 at 4:56 pm

My prayers are with Kathy and the rest of the family that they can find peace and strength to get through the next few days.

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3 Fertilized April 17, 2008 at 5:14 pm

Saying My prayers for your family. Wishing there were more words

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4 Anonymous April 17, 2008 at 5:17 pm

Thank you for the update. Molly is now an angel with God. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

Deb

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5 k@lakly April 17, 2008 at 5:18 pm

There are no words to express my heartfelt sympathy for Kathy, Bob, Sean, ear Molly and your family. I am glad you were all able to be together and to be there to welcome Molly as she entered our world and left for another. May the love you have for each other carry you through the days ahead and may your hearts be healed by the support and care of family and friends.
Thinking of all of you and especially of little Molly.

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6 Anonymous April 17, 2008 at 5:26 pm

Praise Be to God that Molly entered this world alive! I’m so happy that her first & last moments on this earth were spent in your loving arms. May those few minutes together bring you comfort in the time ahead.

May God grant you His Peace & His Strength as you grieve for you precious baby girl.

Kristen

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7 JuliaS April 17, 2008 at 5:35 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family – sending you wishes of peace, strength, comfort and hope.

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8 Catherine April 17, 2008 at 5:58 pm

I’m here from Julie’s place to extend my condolences. I’m so very sorry for your loss of little Molly.

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9 Becky April 17, 2008 at 6:08 pm

I came via k@lakly and I wanted to say how sorry I am for your loss. Molly will always be remembered and loved.

May peace and light be with you all.

Dona nobis pacem.

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10 Katie April 17, 2008 at 6:30 pm

There are no words to fully express my sympathy. I am thinking of and praying for all of you.

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11 Jen April 17, 2008 at 6:44 pm

I am so sorry that Molly wasn’t able to stay. I have been thinking about all of you all day. Molly will be in my prayers.

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12 Joy April 17, 2008 at 7:00 pm

We’re praying for peace and strength for your entire family. I am so sorry Molly couldn’t have stayed longer!

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13 waitinginline April 17, 2008 at 7:27 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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14 Tash April 17, 2008 at 8:33 pm

Thinking of sweet Molly tonight. Your family has my deepest sympathy, and remains in my heart and thoughts.

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15 29apr00 April 17, 2008 at 8:48 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you Kathy. Rest in Peace Molly.

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16 Busted April 17, 2008 at 8:59 pm

Thank you for keeping us posted. I’m so sorry for your family and I’m thinking of all of you. I hope the time they had with Molly, however brief, was peaceful and full of love.

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17 Melinda April 17, 2008 at 10:18 pm

Happy Birthday Molly. I’m so sorry your time here was so short. I’m glad your family was able to be with you when you earned your angel wings. Big hugs to your family.

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18 Natalie April 17, 2008 at 11:39 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Molly will always be your very special angel. I pray for strength and peace as you move forward. HUGS!!

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19 butterflyaway81 April 18, 2008 at 12:55 am

Kathy, I am so sorry for your loss. I have been praying for you and your family since I stumbled upon your blog about 2 weeks ago and will continue to do so. May God comfort you and give you strength and peace to get you through this.

~Amanda

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20 Annalien April 18, 2008 at 12:59 am

Thank you for the update. I am so thankful that you could spend a few precious minutes with Molly before she was taken into the arms of God. You are an amazing family. May the Lord bless you and keep you in the time of healing ahead, knowing that Molly suffers no more! I will be praying for you.

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21 Malky B. April 18, 2008 at 1:17 am

I’m so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

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22 scarredbellybutton April 18, 2008 at 3:40 am

Thinking of your family.

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23 stepmomof2 April 18, 2008 at 5:22 am

May God bless you in this time of sorrow and may you rest in the fact that knowing your precious baby girl is in the arms of Jesus and is not suffering anymore. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

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24 Jen April 18, 2008 at 5:39 am

My prayers are with you. May your family all find peace and comfort in each other.

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25 loribeth April 18, 2008 at 6:27 am

Reading this at work with tears in my eyes. I’m so sorry another family has to know the pain of such a loss. You are in my thoughts & prayers.

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26 ohiowagirl April 18, 2008 at 7:18 am

My prayers are with your beutiful family. I wish there were more I could do and say.

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27 Amy April 18, 2008 at 7:27 am

Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Molly will never be forgetten.

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28 T-girl April 18, 2008 at 8:28 am

Heaven is full of joy, peace and happiness because her little angel Molly is back.

Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

A big hug for you and your family.

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29 judy April 18, 2008 at 12:28 pm

No words can express what the heart feels at a time like this.
You now have your own special angel to look after your wonderful family.

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30 BrownEyedGirl April 18, 2008 at 12:49 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God has another beautiful Angel in Molly.

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31 Anonymous April 18, 2008 at 1:20 pm

My heart goes out to you and your family, Kathy. I am so happy you got to spend the first and last moments of Molly’s life with her.I only wish she could have stayed. I am praying for you to have peace and comfort during this time. She was just too perfect for earth.

~Angela

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32 Searching April 18, 2008 at 6:59 pm

Kathy, I checked on Molly’s carepage daily even while on vacation. You have all been in my prayers for so many weeks and will continue to have them as long as you need them. You are such an amazing, wonderful family. I am grateful for the time you had with Molly and am saddened that her earthly visit was so short. Sending you hugs.

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33 Jennifer April 19, 2008 at 8:23 pm

My heart goes out to you and your family, you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

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34 Holli April 20, 2008 at 9:26 pm

I don’t have any words of wisdom that will make this easier for you and your family. Just know I am thinking of you, and wish you peace.

Holli

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35 Silas Charles Kyne April 21, 2008 at 12:40 am

Tears. Only tears… May God grant you His peace that passes all understanding and strengthen you with His might when you feel weak. There are no words …

~Tanaya~

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36 Leslie April 21, 2008 at 10:42 am

praying for your family. There really aren’t any words.

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37 Carole April 21, 2008 at 5:54 pm

I continue to hold you and your family in my prayers. Thinking of you and praying for peace.
~Carole

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38 parkersmom April 21, 2008 at 7:48 pm

Our prayers are with your family. I know that God will give you the strength and peace you will need to travel this journey.

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39 Journeywoman April 22, 2008 at 1:49 pm

I’m so so sorry for your loss.

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40 orodemniades April 22, 2008 at 1:54 pm

My sincerest condolences to you all.

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41 luna April 22, 2008 at 2:22 pm

I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to your family. May you all find peace and strength.

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42 Natalie April 22, 2008 at 3:49 pm

Thinking of you, Kathy. The world is a sadder place without Molly.

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43 Kymberli April 22, 2008 at 4:08 pm

My prayers are with all of you.

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44 Manda April 22, 2008 at 4:18 pm

I’m so sorry for your loss. Molly was lucky to have you for parents.

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45 Ms. P April 22, 2008 at 4:22 pm

My thoughts are prayers are with your family and your beloved Molly. May she rest peacefully.

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46 amy and kids April 22, 2008 at 4:38 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time.

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47 katd April 22, 2008 at 5:25 pm

I am deeply sorry for your loss. Sending heartfelt prayers for your family. Molly is God’s angel. I wish there were more words to express my sympathy.

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48 Waiting Amy April 22, 2008 at 6:31 pm

As so many have said, there really are no words. My thoughts are with you Kathy, and all your family. Wishing you healing and peace.

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49 Michelle April 22, 2008 at 6:53 pm

I am a mother of an angel baby and I send you lots of prayers. I am convinced there is a special place in heaven for us and our babies. Be kind to yourself!

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50 Dreams do come true April 22, 2008 at 9:34 pm

My thoughts are with your whole family in this difficult time.

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51 Cibele April 22, 2008 at 10:14 pm

May God be with you during these hard days. I am so sorry

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52 shinejil April 23, 2008 at 9:40 am

I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with all of you.

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53 Deb April 23, 2008 at 11:46 am

I am very sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing your journey with us through this difficult time. May you find peace and comfort in your family and faith during this time of grief.

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54 risingangel April 24, 2008 at 6:46 am

Wishing you peace and thinking of your family.

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55 Isn't it pretty to think so April 24, 2008 at 11:34 am

Here via Mel. I am so sorry for th loss of your precious Molly. My prayers are with her and your family.

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