Monday, May 17, 2010

Mommy Profie: Molly Jackson

"I am a worrier.
But I'm also a warrior.
And I want to enjoy life.
Interesting that worrier and warrior are so similar. The same with the words
Daughter &
Just one letter difference."

Meet Molly Jackson: Actress, Wife, Mother, Champion.
I have been following Miss Molly's BLOG since hearing her story in May 2008. Since then, I have considered her a very dear soul, although we have never met. Her faith and strength expressed through her own words have been an inspiration as she touches lives and communities.
Molly, her husband Vic, and little Lucy lived in Park City Utah. Vic is an attorney and Molly is a homemaker. In May 2008, sweet Lucy passed away after choking on a bit of apple the size of a pea at 23 months old. Lucy donated her organs to help save the life of a 35 year old father of four and a 6 month old baby girl. Vic, Molly, and Lucy's story can be read HERE.

Since that tragic day, Molly has maintained her family blog which chronicles life after Lucy-- how her family has changed, and what she learns along the way. She has also started a website called A Good Grief: for those who have lost. Molly's website was established so that she could provide a way for people to reach out to those who lose a loved one. Donations can be made through the site which go directly to families who cannot afford headstones for the graves of their loved ones so that they will not be burdened with the financial responsibility of such a profound loss.

Molly continues to be a wonderful mother to Lucy in the way she gracefully conducts her life. She says, "I never thought I would feel joy after that day. I have. That is the miracle. Every day is a struggle. Every day I learn. Every day Lucy is with me."

Another miracle occurred after that day. On April 8th 2009 Molly gave birth to a son, Peter. In a letter she wrote to her son Molly lovingly said:"I am capable of hard things. And so are you. This life won't always give you what you expect and what you want. But there will be moments of sheer joy and moments of accomplishment after much working and waiting that will whisper to you that there is always hope."

I would ask that you visit Molly's website. Donate if you can. Feel her good spirit, come to know Lucy. Molly has taught me that life is not always easy, and it is not always hard. This week is the second anniversary of Lucy's passing. Let's honor Lucy's memory, and live up to Molly's example by baring each others burdens.


  1. Beautiful post Melissa! Did I ever tell you that I met Miss Molly? She is a very gracious lady.

  2. Thank you for sharing Molly's story Melissa! What a beautiful soul she is!

  3. Thank you, Melissa. I am honored. I am humbled by the love and support from so many "strangers". I am a very blessed woman. And you are a doll