Monday, April 07, 2014

candles for molly

 My lovely friend Poen, who lives in Tanzania with her husband, went to Zanzibar last week and offered to light a candle for Molly.

I thought it was an amazing gesture. And if anyone else wants to light a candle for her in other parts of the world, please do be my guest - I would love that. I don't want her to ever be forgotton.

She sent me the pictures from a deserted beach, where they raised a glass for her. I can't help staring at the pictures.

These pictures are the only tangible things I have of Molly. that and the few things I have in her memory box, like her foot and hand prints, and other small tokens. But that's all it is, just tokens.

These candle pictures are haunting, and I could stare at them all day as it makes me feel just that tiny bit closer to her. And anything that makes me feel closer to her, helps my heart. Even if it hurts like hell.

Thank you Poen and Niallo. They are beautiful. Molly;s spirit lives on in Africa.


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MeeA said...

There are many of us who think of you, your husband and your twins every day. x

Sarah said...

Hi L, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. So devastating and I can't imagine the heart soreness. I'll light a candle in Switzerland for little Molly. Really love the names you chose. Xx Suts

Val said...

Lit a candle last night - thinking of you all. Sebastian, once he gets over the feeding, burping, sleeping stage, will be a joy to you and the Brit! x

Little Miss Medic said...

Haven't been on your blog for ages and then thought today you must've given birth already, only to discover the news. Your story really touched me, especially your thoughts that you wrote, so beautiful and yet so raw. I see this happening on an almost daily basis and often I forget the pain that the mother and family is going through. Thank you for sharing your story, which will hopefully help me to be more mindful in the future.


Peas on Toast said...

Thank you chaps.
And for those who lit a candle for Molly, thanks so much xxxx