Remembering Molly (6 years) ~ Happy Birthday Baby Girl!

by Kathy on April 17, 2014 · 11 comments

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Happy 6th Heavenly Birthday, Molly Marie!

Another year has come and gone since we last celebrated your life and honored your memory.

Another year has passed that we didn’t get to have you here with us, in our home and through our travels, though we believe you are always with us in spirit.

Six years.

Kindergarten.Kids at Molly's Grave - April 2014

A new school.

New friends.

Going to the kids mass at church.

Dance classes?



Soccer practice?

T-Ball games?


Riding your bike?

What else might you be into?

Do you miss us as much as we miss you?

Your brother and sister still talk about you often.

That makes me happy, to know that they also remember and honor you.

They continue to ask questions about the afterlife and what you are doing there.

I want so much to know what Heaven is really like.

Are you happy there?

I hope, pray and trust that you are.

Abby is the same age now that Sean was when you were born and died.

That is surreal and bittersweet for me to think about.

In many ways your sister’s life is different at 4 1/2 than your brother’s was. Not better or worse, just different.

Your daddy doesn’t talk about you much, but I know that he cares, loves and remembers you too.

We will celebrate you today, as we do every year on the day you were your born and died.

We will do special things as a family and with close friends, break bread together, visit your grave at the cemetery and attend Holy Thursday mass in honor and memory of you and Jesus.

I look forward to the day I believe we will be reunited and this Holy Week/Triduum is a powerful reminder of that promise.

I am grateful for the time we had together when I carried you.

I find comfort imagining you are safe and at peace with our family and friends who have gone before us. 

I will never forget you.

I love you so much.

Happy Birthday, Molly-girl!

Love always,

Bob, Sean & Molly

I have you in my heart. ~ Philippians 1:7


Remembering Molly:

5 Years

4 Years

3 Years

2 Years

1 Year

Her Birthday

Always in Our Hearts: For Molly and Babies Benson from Kathy Benson on Vimeo.

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1 Justine April 17, 2014 at 8:59 am

Sending you so much love. Happy birthday, sweet girl. Your life on earth was life-changing for so many.
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2 Mel April 17, 2014 at 11:05 am

A beautiful tribute to Molly. Remembering with you.


3 It Is What It Is April 17, 2014 at 11:22 am

Be forever at peace, baby girl. Blow bubbles and send them to your family. Your spirit is among them in the whispering wind.

Hugs and comforting thoughts to you, Kathy.
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4 Catwoman73 April 17, 2014 at 11:52 am

Thinking of you, Kathy. What a lovely tribute to your daughter. Brought a tear to my eye.
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5 Lori Lavender Luz April 17, 2014 at 2:16 pm

I’m interested in the answers to some of the questions Sean and Abby have about Molly.

Remembering her and Babies Benson with your family. <3
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6 lostintranslation April 17, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Remembering Molly with you. Lots of love on this special and difficult day.


7 April April 17, 2014 at 7:24 pm

Happy birthday, Molly. Much love to you and all of your family, Kathy.
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8 Esperanza April 17, 2014 at 11:25 pm

Thinking of your family on this very important date.
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9 Geochick April 24, 2014 at 1:48 pm

Remembering Molly with you.
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10 Bill Klein July 18, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Hi. I’m at the library now to start piecing together my discipleship witness and as CRHP Lay Director, to plan next weeks meeting. So to get a bit of a framework, I googled CRHP Discipleship Witness, and yours caught my eye.
Just when I think I’m ok, and serving as a firmly grounded in my faith man, being a pillar of strength to my family, colleagues, church, and friends, I dig a bit into myself, and find that perhaps I’m not so healed after all.
So here I am at the library weeping again. If you get a few minutes, I’d love for you to look at my two blogs and perhaps in the months to come, you could help me structurally with my blog. Yours is so much more professionally done, I know nothing about doing this, yet lots of people read them (one of my posts got over 2 million views!), so hopefully you can help me better do things, widgets and stuff. I had even considered going to the WP convention, but thought I’d be overwhelmed, so elected to skip again this year.

Perhaps we can lean on each other’s faith periodically also.
Bill and
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