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Molly is 30, Today.

Today, my daughter is 30.  The same age I was when she was born.

By age 30, I was married, beginning my own PI business, and scared to death about the prospect of fatherhood.  Then she arrived and made it easy

Here it is 30 years hence, and by all-that-is-holy she should have been married, and had children.  She aspired to be a veterinarian.  I never had the privilege of walking her down the aisle or holding a grandbaby.  Or proudly watching her get her degree.  Or even her diploma.

She was taken from us in 1985.  In a stupid car accident.

So she’ll always be age 12 in my heart.  Or just born.

Molly & Dad

Molly & Dad

Happy Birthday, Molly!  I Love You.


About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


22 thoughts on “Molly is 30, Today.

  1. I won’t pretend to know the pain of the loss you experienced, but I know two things: God can help you deal with it, and Molly’s waiting for you – you WILL see her again!

    Posted by Rev. Paul | February 8, 2013, 8:11 am
  2. Happy birthday, Molly.
    Always remembered, always loved.

    Posted by Tomi | February 8, 2013, 9:42 am
  3. So sad, so sad. I am so sorry this happened.

    Posted by ProudHillbilly | February 8, 2013, 10:36 am
  4. Happy birthday to Molly. She has a great dad.

    Posted by Christina LMT | February 8, 2013, 3:31 pm
  5. My deepest sympathies. I can tell though, that she still lives on through you. BTW that is a wonderful photo.

    Posted by jay352 | February 8, 2013, 5:03 pm
  6. Thoughts and prayers Sir.

    Posted by Old NFO | February 8, 2013, 5:29 pm
  7. If the Good Lord only grants me one request, it will not to bury one of my children.

    Sorry for your loss.

    Posted by WellSeasonedFool | February 8, 2013, 7:45 pm
  8. I wish I had something I could say that might ease this pain, GFA.

    Posted by Borepatch | February 8, 2013, 7:46 pm
  9. Not much I can add to this, but I know that she’d have been proud of her dad these days.

    Posted by Murphy's Law | February 8, 2013, 11:07 pm
  10. Mine are all grown, and the only nightmares I have are about losing one of them. As my aging father told me, you never stop being a parent.

    God bless you Guff.

    Posted by kx59 | February 9, 2013, 1:52 pm
  11. ” I know she wants me to live life and be happy, though, so I try to do that.”

    Exactly, and I’m glad you have done so.

    My daughter would be 40 this spring. She went to be an angel at four months… I still miss her, but I never let that loss dominate my life.

    Bless you.

    Posted by MamaLiberty | February 10, 2013, 6:39 am

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