I have been following Molly Jackson's blog, The Jackson's for some time now. Molly and her husband lost their beautiful daughter Lucy at 2 years old in the parking lot of their church, as she choked on an apple the size of a pea. Molly has now created a new website, A Good Grief to create a community of sharing and support for those who have lost a child AND for those dealing with grief or loss of any kind- divorce, miscarriage, change... Molly is so honest in her recounting of what life has been like since losing Lucy...I have been moved to tears over and over, both from empathy and also from amazement in the power of the human spirit, to keep attempting a climb that seems impossible.
On the site A Good Grief, Molly tells the story of the day they lost Lucy, beginning:
" Sunday, May 18, 2008. A beautiful Spring day in Park City, UT. I clearly remember standing in front of my jewelry box picking out the perfect accessories for my outfit. A deep turquoise silk top and short pleated black skirt with a dainty blue quartz necklace. I was proud, I remember, for having earlier prepared snacks for my almost two-year old daughter Lucy, which I had placed in my purse. Animal crackers, and perfectly sliced apples cut with the knife my mom had recently purchased for me. I was prepared. I was ready. And I wasn't even late. A novelty. "
Nie Nie recently contributed a short essay on the nature of change, and others talk about the loss and change in their lives and how it has been for them.
Molly and her husband Vic recently became the proud parents of another child, baby boy Peter who looks like the male version of his sister. :) He's adorable, and couldn't be loved more.