Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas and the Embassy

Christmas came and went, and was filled with mixed emotions. On one hand, I was devastated to be away from my family for the first time for the holidays. On the other, I was so happy to be with the children for the eventful week. You wouldn’t know it was Christmas in Haiti except for a few random inflatable Santas on the roofs of some of the buildings in Petionville. The weather, or course, is not wintery at all! We had a fake tree upstairs which mysteriously disappeared the week of Christmas. It really seemed to come out of nowhere, without the decorations, shopping and constant Christmas music!

On the 23rd, there was the St. Germaine staff party, including a gift exchange. I drew Dominique, and bought him a couple shirts at Target when I was home for vacation. Everyone was so excited to find out who their marraine or parraine was, and it became quite a game. A person started, and went to grab their gift. They came back into the room and approached several people and offered them the gift and a kiss on the cheek, before whipping it away to give it to the actual person. You were never sure if you should reach out and return the kiss, or refuse because you were being played! Anyway, I received 2 beautiful shirts from Juna, one of my favorite people here, and they were exactly my style! Dominique also seemed to really like his shirts, especially because they were from the US.

The 24th, there was a mass and piñata party at the orphanage. The volunteers had a dinner afterwards of potatoes, hot dogs without the bun and wine. Caterina gave me a candle, Maeve gave me a funny Christmas hat, and Lucrezia gave me a beautiful beaded necklace. We made our wishes for each other for the coming year, and I think everyone’s for me started with “Molly, you’re so young…” I was sad that my American volunteers weren’t there, but it was fun all the same! I then escaped the adult conversation to watch Christmas Eve on Sesame Street.

Christmas itself was spent in Kay Christine with their party. There was tons of food, and gifts for all the kids and staff. Everyone was enormously excited to receive their presents! Yvonne showed all 75 people her new purse and necklace, and Kenzie would not stop racing his toy car around the crowded room! It was very fun to see the kids so worked up and receiving so much attention. I then took the staff bus back down to Petionville to sleep in my own bed (which is now Robin’s queen size!) and see Johny and Renand.

The day after, some American visitors came and cooked a big dinner for the volunteers in Petionville. We had turkey and mashed potatoes and all that good stuff. At the end, they gave us little treat bags with all the food we've been missing from the US!

We had a very difficult situation on the 28th. Father Rick received a call from the American Embassy that a boy had been abandoned there by his mother and they needed a place for him for a day or 2. He was in the states with his family, and called and asked me to handle it. Renand drove me to the Embassy, where we picked up Jacques Christo and took him to the hospital. He’s 7 years old, and very, very smart. He calmly told me his mother left him and wouldn’t be coming back, and that he thinks his dad is in Miami. Jacques was born in Brooklyn, so he’s an American citizen, but neither of his parents are. He speaks English and Creole fluently. He was born with a cleft palette and has already had several surgeries, but needs another soon. Maybe his mother didn’t receive a visa to go to the US with him for the surgery, or maybe she couldn’t afford to send him on her own. I’m trying to give her the benefit of the doubt- but what kind of mother just leaves her child, especially when he’s old enough to know he’s being left? We spent the evening eating M&Ms and Doritos in the guest house, and then I put him to bed. At first he was having a good time, but after awhile he realized he wasn’t going home and was upset and scared. He kept asking if he could call his mother and ask her to come back. I spend almost everyday with the abandoned babies in the hospital, and it’s difficult to comprehend why and who would ever give them up. I’ve never encountered an abandoned child who is so aware of his situation, or one who feels the pain so freshly. It broke my heart. We played with the babies in the hospital the next day, and Jacques was excited to meet Moise, who also had a cleft palette. I took him back to Petionville for the night, and am taking him to the embassy later today. They say his mother will be there, but she has to meet with a lot of social services.

7 year olds do keep the energy up, and Jacques has me on my toes. From coming over to my bed and screaming “WAKE UP!” in my ear at 4:30 AM to telling me he doesn’t go to sleep until 100 o’clock, he is definitely an interesting kid. He fell in love with Renand and has been following him around all morning. We will see what happens with him, but he is definitely better off than the other abandoned children, because if anything, he will fall into the American foster care network instead of an overcrowded orphanage in Haiti.

RACHEL COMES TODAY!!!!

205 comments:

  1. We are all praying for Haiti today. There are no words to describe the sorry we feel, and helplessness as well. Thank you for serving the 'least of these'...

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  2. Port Orchard is praying for you Molly

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  3. Praying for your safe return back to your family.

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  4. The world needs people like you-- we are praying to God that you are safe and your family hears news of your well-being soon.

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  5. Dear Molly,
    I felt pretty ridiculous putting my dog's raincoat on this morning so he could have a walk in the rain... in lieu of all the tragedy and despair I am seeing in Haiti. I am not sure what that reporter meant, saying she did not find you a "saint", Molly. You are! What a blessing for you to have followed your heart and made such a difference in the lives of these sweet children. I pray for you, your family and all the people in Haiti. Your work has made a such a difference in the lives of these children, as seen on the faces of your blog. I pray that my daughter is able to find her passion and make a difference in this world!

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  6. Please be safe. The world needs wonderful people like you!

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  7. Molly, We are praying for you and the people in Haiti. We are friends of your Uncle Craig (Padre). You are an absolutely amazing young lady and we have enjoyed reading your blog.

    Our Love and Prayers go out to you,
    Pierce Family Spokane, Wa

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  8. Rachel I hope you are okay. Praying for you.

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  9. To Rachel and her family: my thoughts & prayers are with you and the Haitian people. My daughter is a sophomore at UP. Her commitment to community service, justice & equality could well place in the same harm's way as Rachel's commitment. I cry for you as I write this, and along with all of your extended family of the UP community pray for Rachel's safe return. God bless and may the thoughts & prayers of everyone help you to get through this unimaginable waiting.

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  10. Dear Molly,
    I hope you get to read this. Thank you so much for what you do for this world. You do so many things that a lot of people cannot accomplish. You give love to many people who do not have it. You are an inspiration and a great heart. We miss you, come home to us safe.

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  11. thinking of you during this time. i hope you return home safely.

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  12. It is increasingly evident to me that you are not only a beautiful person but also a beautiful soul. The world needs more people like you. I'll be praying for both you and your family during what I'm sure is a most unbearable situation at this point. I'm hoping that in this case, no news is good news, and that you will be reunited with your loved ones soon.

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  13. You are all in my prayers! What an amazing young lady.

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  14. I am praying for you. I hope you are alive and can return safely home to your family. You have an amazing soul.I have to agree with all the other commenters the world does need more people like you.

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  15. Timea Rueb (from October 2009 at St. Germaine)January 14, 2010 at 7:52 PM

    I hope too that you're okay. You really are one of the greatest, most wonderful people I've ever met and I cannot fathom that you should all of a sudden be gone. That's why to me, that just cannot be possible. So I hope you recover well and can continue the great work you do with all the children that love you so much.

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  16. Molly, there are so many people praying for you right now. I'm a former NPH volunteer (Honduras), so even though we've never met, we're family. You and your loved ones are in my prayers. May you be reunited safely.

    --Amelia

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  17. You are doing amazing work Molly. The people you have touched are so much better off because you have been a part of their lives. The world needs you and I pray for your safety and well-being.

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  18. molly i am praying for you and i know that there are so many people holding you up tonight. i was a volunteer with nph as well and while i may not know you we are connected. please feel our love and prayers and find your way back safely.
    love, hpc

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  19. I really hope you're okay, sweetie. We haven't talked in years, but you've obviously made a lot for yourself during that time. We're all thinking about you up here in the NW.

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  20. You are a positive light in this world and a blessing to many. Praying for your safe return home.

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  21. Molly, I heard about your family's search for you on the news. Your blog is great and really gives us a great idea as to what your mission is doing. I am sorry for the devastation and loss in Haiti and I do hope that you can make contact with your family shortly. The world thanks you for your love and devotion to these people that need you.

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  22. Praying for you and your family. Hope you are OK- your story is both amazing and inspiring. Come home safe. XXOOO

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  23. Praying fervently for your safety and comfort for your family. I saw your story on Kiro news your blog is inspiring thank you for all you have done and continue to do. God bless you Molly!

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  24. I'm a stranger to you, but I admire your compassion and heart for others so far away from home. Praying for you and your family, hoping we shall hear good news soon. Blessings...

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  25. I came to your blog from MSNBC. I am amazed by the work you are doing and I pray, too, that you are okay. Bless you!

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  26. I came from MSNBC also, so I don't know you but I just spent the last hour reading your blog and I'm desperately hoping to see an update from you. You seem like such a wonderful caring person and the world needs people like this. Those kids are so lucky to have you. I'm praying you will come home safe, god bless you and your family.

    Does anyone know where to get an update??

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  27. Just another stranger who came in by way of the Seattle Times Twitter page. I'm hoping for miracles right now, and I am inspired by the work you've done to change childrens' lives in Haiti. People like you give me hope for the future.

    My thoughts are with you and your family. Blessings.

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  28. Hi Molly,

    My wife and I will pray for your safe return. Your family needs all the strength it can receive. We worked for NPHG(Guatemala) in 06-07 and we both know what kind of sacrifices you have had to make, especially in a place like Haiti that needs people like you to care and give your heart in the way you do for them.

    I truly hope you are OK and I look forward to reading the rest of your blog.

    In case you are interested, our whole trip in Guatemala is chronicled here: justinmaria.blogspot.com

    NPH is a fantastic organization and we aer glad to have helped and still look forward to help more.

    Justin.

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  29. You've been doing a work I've always wanted to do, and I thank you for that. I also pray for your safe return. You are truly a beautiful daughter of God!

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  30. Dear Molly,

    I came to your blog after hearing your Dad speak of you on KIRO radio. Thinking of what those of you in Haiti must be enduring right now is just heartbreaking. I've been praying for everyone there. After reading your blog, I am touched to know your story. I'll be praying for your safe return to your families and the kids whose lives you enrich.

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  31. Dearest Molly,

    You truly are a beautiful person on the inside and out. How blessed these children are to have you in their lives. How can such a young woman be so wise? Learning of your dissapearence after the earthquake was heartbreaking to all of those who know you and even for those who do not. You're life and your stories have touched people around the world. We hope you are safe Molly. The world is too cold of a place without people as warm as you to help make it a better place...please come home.

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  32. Molly -- it takes a special person to give their heart and dedication to working with special kids; prayers are with you and your family for your safe return.

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  33. Hey Molly,
    We didn't really talk much in high school, but after hearing about what you've been doing I can clearly see what an amazing person you are. I didn't know you were in Haiti before today, but looking at what you've been doing there, and your experience has really inspired me to go out and do the same. I think I might go down there too, if I can.
    I am praying for your safe return home :)

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  34. Oh, sweet girl-I found your blog online and the tears are rolling down my face as I watch the videos that you have posted. You are such an amazing, generous, big hearted girl...I pray that you are safe along with those dear babes. Bless you, Molly. Praying for your safe return. Molly Beumee

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  35. Sending lots of prayers from Italy for a safe return... Looking forward to an update from you.

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  36. I read the article on Molly on MSNBC and I am praying she is OK. But how are the babies she cared for? Did the orphage and those children survive?

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  37. I am a mom from Woodstock, Georgia. I came to your blog via the story that you are missing. My family is praying for your safety. What a blessing you have been to so many. You have truly lived life as God intended us to. Serving.
    Prayers to your family for raising such a strong, beautiful and self-less young woman.

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  38. I read an article about you online which had a link to your blog. I am saddened that I haven't stumbled acorss it before as it is a beautiful story of hope. In that spirit I pray that you are found safe soon and are able to continue your work helping those in need. God Bless.

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  39. Praying for your safe return to your family, for the children you have dedicate so much of your life to, and for the people of Haiti

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  40. Molly, all of us volunteers here at NPH Mexico are praying for you. We hope you are ok and truly admire your spirit and all you have done in Haiti. You are an inspiration to us as we work with our pequenos here in Mexico.
    -Naomi, NPH Mexico

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  41. May God bless you and keep you in His tender, loving care. Your fortitude is so inspirational.

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  42. Molly, your work looks both challenging and beautiful. Thank you for being the face of Christ to so many, including those in Haiti. Your work here on earth has given inspiration to so many. May God welcome you into His arms and may your family feel God's love at this difficult time. Keep up the good work in Heaven, and may you rest in peace.

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  43. Molly's sister, Jordan, posted this message on her Twitter account at about 8:30am (EST):

    We just found out that Molly's body has been found. We take peace in knowing she is with our Lord although our hearts are breaking.

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  44. http://www.mynorthwest.com/?nid=11&sid=270903

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  45. The Hightower family,
    My deepest sympathy for your loss. I cannot even begin to understand what you must be going through.
    Although I did not know Molly's story until yesterday, I was deeply touched by her service and now, her ultimate sacrifice.
    May you find strength in each other and your faith.
    God Bless,
    Rebecca

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  46. I have been praying for each one of you after I heard about Molly via the news. My heart is breaking as I think of your pain and loss. I am praying your faith and Molly's passion will bring you peace and comfort during this incredibly sad time! I have an almost 18-year-old daughter with similar passions so my heart is especially tender toward your loss! My prayers to our Almighty God will be constant for you!
    May His Presence be overwhelming during this time!
    Terri

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  47. Molly and I only had one or two classes together at Bellarmine. We were not close, but I always respected her. She was always polite, sweet, and kind. When you least expected it she would come out with something so unexpected and hilarious you couldn't help but laugh. She lived for God. This is a devastating loss for our community and for the world. Hightower family, I am sorry for you loss, but our Lord has a great purpose for her and has called her home to Him. May you find continued comfort knowing that she is with our Father.

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  48. "And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life." Matthew 19:29

    To all of Molly's friends and family, as part of the NPH family, I am mourning this great loss along with you. May you feel the prayers of the countless people who are grieving with you and, also, celebrating the compassionate spirit of Molly. In this great darkness, you are surrounded by love.

    -Amelia Cook, former NPH Volunteer, Honduras

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  49. May she rest in peace, may they all rest in peace and may God be with the people of Haiti and their families across the world. Such a tragedy.
    ~Karen H.

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  50. So sorry for your loss. Molly, from what I can see in this blog, was a truly exceptional individual, and I have no doubt she is with God now. Prayers for your family from Italy.

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  51. While not religious, I have great respect for those who have faith and who use their faith to help others. It seems that Molly was a wonderful woman with incredible passion. May she rest in peace.

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  52. Dear Hightower family, I'm so sorry for your loss of your beautiful, generous Molly. May God uphold you with His peace and comfort.

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  53. Molly,

    You are truly an inspiration. I hope your friends and family can take solace in knowing that you were able to positively affect the lives of so many Haitian children. Your impact will not soon be forgotten.

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  54. Molly, reading your story and your blog has literally brought me to my knees. You were an incredibly selfless and loving person - if only we could have thousands of more people like you in this world, it would certainly be a much better place. May you rest in peace and may your family find comfort in knowing that you left us while you were doing something you loved. Heaven has gained an angel.

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  55. To the Hightower family,
    I have just read that they found Molly and the news is not what we hoped. So profoundly sorry for your loss. Molly was truly a gift to our world. I hope some day my kids will try to live out those ideals of Catholic service that Molly did. Peace.

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  56. You will truly have a place in Heaven, my sorrow cannot be stated in mere words. Bless you!

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  57. Dear Hightower family,
    I want to send our family's condolences to you as you are going through this time. My words will not comfort as much as the comfort of the God who Molly serves. She rests in the arms of Jesus along with many of the people she served, awaiting the day when she will see you again. Our prayers are with you.

    Mila Polevia
    Pastor of Worship & Arts
    Crossroads Church Portland

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  58. My heart goes out to the Hightower family and all of Molly's friends during this incredibly difficult time. Your Molly was a beautiful and inspirational individual. May she rest in peace and continue to watch over all of those she loved.

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  59. I can't stop watching the videos from Molly's blog. What a gift it would be to see the world through her eyes. I have never met Molly, but have been so inspired by all I've read about her. Maybe from Heaven she will get a glimpse of the many, many lives she has unknowingly affected. I would have been proud and humbled to call her my daughter.

    Therese Thompson
    Spokane

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  60. RIP, Molly, and I have been touched by Miss Hightower's story since I read it in the Seattle Times yesterday. It's a moment like this where you step back and realize how precious life is. I can't imagine the pain, the sadness that the Hightower family is going through now. Hopefully, they can find comfort knowing that Molly is resting in god's hand. RIP.

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  61. I know your family has a lot on your plate right now, & my comments & condolences will someday be read, much later I assume. I can only tell you that having read through this blog, it has me sobbing. And to know that you & the world have lost this precious giving young woman, is a tragedy, magnified thousands of times by the other deaths & by the lives Molly would have impacted. I'm so sorry. This opens your eyes up to the pain & suffering that existed before, that are much worse now, and I fear will be far into the future.
    -Colorado Springs

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  62. I didn't know Molly, but found her picture on facebook's Earthquake Haiti page a couple of days ago. I've been following her story and praying for the best. I'm so very sorry to hear about Molly's death. My thoughts and prayers go out to her friends and family and those who she served and served with in Haiti. God has a special place for her and I'm sure she will continue to help those children who perished with her in the earthquake as they begin anew in heaven. She seemed like a truly wonderful person. - Amy Olomajeye, Middletown, Ohio

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  63. To the Hightower Family and Molly's UP Family ~

    "no time on Earth is long enough to share with those we love, or to prepare our hearts for goodbye."

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  64. Molly and Family,

    This blog and the videos Molly has posted has brought tears to my eyes, even as I type this, and deeply inspiried me. She was an incredible woman, one that the world is a darker place for losing. May her loss inspirie others to do what she has done; to help make the world a brighter, kinder place to live. Her selflessness and kindness is one of the single most beautiful, wonderful, inspirational and influential things I have ever encounterd in my day and I am truly humbleded.

    The world mourns her loss deeply, and all of my thoughts and prayers are with Mollys family and friends. Find peace is knowing how incredibly wonderful of a person the world was gifted with in her.

    The U.S., The children of Haiti, and all of the World mourns with you today.

    All my love.
    ~Sean, United States Navy
    Bethesda, Maryland

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  65. I had never heard of you and found your blog through the story about your death. Now I'm really sorry you're gone from this world, you had such a giving soul. Rest in peace.

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  66. I have watched with the world as events have unfolded in Haiti. It was not until I started following Molly's story, Hoping beyond hope that she would be safe, that it all became so very real and meaningful to me. As I read her blog and began to understand how deeply she cared and how much of a difference one person could make with their generous and giving heart, I was touched beyond anything I've ever felt before. I am so sorry for your loss. Our Loss! Nothing can ever make the hurt go away. Faith that there is a greater plan will be our only comfort. Just know that Molly will live on as an inspiration to others to do more and to become better people. She has touched me profoundly. May god bless you further and keep you strong.

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  67. I am so sorry for your loss of Molly, your beloved, wonderful girl. What a beautiful woman she had become and she had indeed made a very big difference in the world, in such a positive and loving way.

    The world has lost a champion for the poor and abandoned, but God must have needed her more.

    God bless your family and all those who use love and compassion to change the world for the better. Molly will never be forgotten.

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  68. To the Hightower Family,

    I pray for your comfort in this most difficult time. What a beautiful soul you raised.

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  69. I am so sorry for your loss. Molly will never be forgotten by those whose lives she touched.

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  70. You've my deepest sympathies.

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  71. My heart breaks for your family, Molly. I hope they keep this blog up as a testament and inspiration for the world. Would we had more like you. Would we would allow ourselves to BECOME like you.

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  72. Thank you for your great service to the World. Your contributions will be remembered and you will be missed.

    Rest in Peace

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  73. What a beautiful woman...my sympathies to your family.

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  74. I have been following Molly's story for days, and was very sad to hear the news on the radio this morning that she did not survive.

    My heart goes out to her family, and all of the people who she would have touched in the future.

    I hope at some point there is a way to get an update on the fate of the orphans she blogged about. Did any of them survive the Earthquake? Will any of them carry the memory of Molly forward?

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  75. RIP Molly. My heart goes out to your friends and your family during this difficult time. I hope that they are able to find peace and courage in each other. Your memory will live on in all the children that you touched. You changed their lives with love and kindness.

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  76. To the Hightower family, I am so sorry for your loss. I am a 40 year old mother of three girls and I cannot even begin to understand your pain. I read about your daughter a few days ago and decided to find her blog. What an incredible woman. I can only hope that my daughters will be as compassionate, driven, loving, and kind as yours. She touched so many lives and will continue to do so. Her love and compassion will be remembered always in the lives of the those children she worked with. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  77. Words cannot express the terrible loss of this beautiful soul that truly cared for children. You will be missed, even though, many of us did not know you. RIP and God bless you all.

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  78. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. May Molly's memory be an eternal flame and her legacy challenge all of us to give what we can, where we can.

    In silent prayer,

    Ti

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  79. To the Hightower family, my heart and thoughts go out to you. She was doing a wonderful thing and I can't express how sorry I am for your loss. Rest in peace, Molly.

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  80. I don't even know what to say. I read your blog and what an amazing person you are. God holds you in his arms now. I am so sorry for your families loss. I'm sitting here with tears streaming down my face and I have never even met you or anyone in your family. I will pray for your entire family and all the children you cared for. You touched many lives Molly during your short time. You did things that so many people talk about wanting to do but never actually get up and go out and do!!!! Those kids were blessed to have you in their lives. I am so sorry for your families loss. God Bless all of you and Molly you are one of god's newest brightest angels!!!!!

    Hearts and Hugs,
    Marie

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  81. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34879803/ns/world_news-haiti_earthquake/

    Rest in Peace I enjoyed our chats and will be in mourning for quite some time.

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  82. May your soul rest in peace, Molly. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and hope that they can find solace and comfort in your memory.

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  83. I am so, so, sorrow for your loss. Molly seemed like a wonderful, passionate young woman. The world is going to miss her!

    Melinda
    Birmingham, Al.

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  84. Rest in peace Molly. Looks like you already were an angel, from the good works you did.

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  85. you are an inspiration to the world. May we carry your spirit with us and in our own lives do our part to carry on the work that you were doing. Thank you.

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  86. Dear Hightower Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. As a Bellarmine grad I have been both inspired and deeply saddened by Molly's story. I am sure you are so proud to have raised such a fearless and thoughtful young woman. She took the oppurtunity to give of herself and in just 22 short years she leaves this world a better place having positively touched so many lives.

    I hope you find solice in knowing that Molly has inspired so many who will go on and complete acts of kindness in her spirit. I will continue to keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

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  87. Molly's family- you are in our prayers and I am so sorry for your loss. Reading through the blog, I can see what an amazing woman Molly was who certainly brought so much hope and joy to those around her. God bless you and rest in peace Molly.

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  88. Molly, thank you for making this world beautiful with your kind spirit. Continue taking care of the children as they meet you in the gates of heaven. Thank you and to your family I am so sorry for your loss but thank you also for raising such a wonderful child.

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  89. Molly, you were one of those rare people whose optimistism and selflessness are an inspiration to us all. The world is a darker place without your smile in it. I pray for your family and friends during this incredibly difficult time. You will never be forgotten.

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  90. The world has definitely lost a great person but gained a glorious angel. Although I never got the pleasure to meet you, I know you touched the lives of everyone who knew you- you are truly an inspiration. God bless your family through this difficult time.

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  91. I'm so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. I pray that you find peace!

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  92. To the Hightower family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. What a tragedy for your family, community and the nation of Haiti. She will not be forgotten.

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  93. "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!"

    I am praying you are safe and well following the tragedy in Haiti. I also hope the beautiful smiles you captured on the faces of these children remain.

    God has made known the true desperate plight of Haitians. Thank you for serving Him this way!

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  94. SO very sad, RIP Molly - may you be an example for people to follow. The children whose lives you have touched will be better for it and that legacy will live forever. Condolences to Molly's family, friends and loved ones.

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  95. Just another person you'll never meet who is profoundly sad to learn your daughter's fate. Molly is gone...but Molly is safe now in God's hands and His promise is that soon, and forever, you all will be reunited in glory. She died trying to protect those children and no doubt helped eased their fear to the very last. She was, and is, a hero.

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  96. I am heartbroken I will never have the chance to meet you in this life.

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  97. (To the Hightower family) After posting my first comment, I went on to read further. Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. Although this is my first visit to her blog (someone had visited mine from here today, and it is how I found Molly's), it is clear that Molly's heart reached out and touched so many.

    I pray you will be comforted in the knowledge that she is now at peace with her Lord. "Well done, good and faithful servant."

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  98. You will forever be remembered as one who gave your all for the defenseless. The pictures of you on this blog are inspiring. My condolences go out to your friends and family.

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  99. I came across her story on MSNBC. I was touched reading her Blog and learn what an amazing woman she was. While we never understand the path God gives us, let us be thankful for who we meet during it. She seemed to have touched so many!!! Prayers for the family and those close during this time.

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  100. I was curious and normally wouldn't have commented but I love the title of your blog. We loved the Rent soundtrack when we were in the Peace Corps ...

    I'm glad that you were living life to the fullest.

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  101. Rest in peace sweet child. Thank you for your contribution to the world. Our hearts will help to comfort your family.

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  102. My name is Liz Allen and Molly's story touched my heart. When I was 22 I was pregnant with my second child, my first was a beautiful little girl who died at birth. I decided to dedicate my life to parents who have lost children. Molly was dedicating her life to something that most people only wish they could do. I am praying for the whole family and I'm sorry you know this pain. Please know your daughter was meant for so much more than this world. There is nothing I can say to take away your pain but hold onto how proud you are of your daughter. She has touched so many.

    Liz Allen
    lizallen@me.com

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  103. To the Hightower family:

    I'm sure words can not express the loss you are feeling right now, but Molly's story and this blog has touched so many - her legacy will live on to help those who are in need of it. She did a great thing in this life and serves as an inspiration to us all. Thank you Molly - I didn't know you, but you have touched us with your kindred spirit.

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  104. My heartfelt condolences on the loss of this beautiful young woman. Prayers to her family and friends who are mourning her.

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  105. Truly seems like Molly was a selfless, loving and giving person who's life, dreams and aspirations were cut way too short. The world has been blessed by her presence and will have a hole to fill in her departure. May your family find peace and comfort in all of the beautiful memories they carry.

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  106. Dear Hightower Family, Like the other posts here, I am so sorry to hear of Molly's physical passing. I just saw the article on MSN and clicked on her blog. What a darling and special person she was/is. Although she may be gone from this physical world, her light still shines brightly here and in the "real" world. I will never forget your dear Molly and will include her in my scrapbook of A Life Well-Lived. I'd like to share this quote on Kahlil Gribran's grave that touched me when I found it last year.(My mother died in 2004) "I am alive like you and I am standing beside you. Close your eyes and look around, you will see me in front of you." Peace, good health and pleasant memories to your whole family, Lori in California

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  107. Molly is in our prayers at UP. While I never knew her, I am inspired by her selflessness and love. I pray that her family can find any peace in this tragic situation by knowing that she is with the Father.

    God bless you Molly. You're a hero.

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  108. Molly was a selfless, generous and loving woman and her brief presence on this earth made it brighter.
    My deepest sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Molly, who undoubtedly feel robbed of a beautiful soul.
    Molly's spirit will live on in the countless lives she is continuing to touch, like mine, who never knew her, but want to honor her memory by following her example of generosity and love.
    Rest in peace Molly. You are beautiful.
    Caitlyn Larimore
    Oregon

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  109. The word is sometimes used loosely but it is not big enough for you. Great Human Being. Hero. God Bless You, Molly.

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  110. I found out about Molly through Olivia Wilde's twitter account - one of the actors that visited the orphanage in December. I am so sorry for your loss and I will keep your family in my prayers.

    "For people are not cast off by the Lord forever. Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to any human being." -Lamentations 3:31-33

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  111. What a lovely young women who this world will miss. Molly, God bless your family, I know they are proud of you.

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  112. Molly is my hero. Bless her, and may she rest in peace. Prayers for her family, loved ones and all those she served in Haiti.

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  113. Thank you for making the world a better place, Molly. Rest in peace. I am inspired by your compassion and so sad that your life was so short. To your family- many people will live longer lives but few have lived fuller lives.

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  114. Thank you, Molly, for everything you did in your short life. Thank you to your parents, for giving the world such a special, generous woman. God bless Molly.

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  115. Rest In Peace, Molly!
    You've done so much good in your young years - I am inspired to continue some of it in your name.
    My sympathy to Molly's loved ones.
    Please find comfort knowing that she's an inspiration to others.
    Misha

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  116. I came across Molly's story in the news, and after reading her blog I am truly amazed at what a wonderful person she was. She has done so much to inspire others through her service and selfless love. I am truly sorry for the loss of such an amazing daughter of God, but know that she is in a better place. My prayers and love goes out to the family and friends at this time.

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  117. From a parent, to the parents of Molly Hightower:

    You gave this world a beautiful hero.

    Love and peace,

    Sonora Jha,
    Associate Professor,
    Seattle University.

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  118. So saddened to hear about Molly. She touched the lives of so many in such a positive way through her service and sacrifice. Her great deeds will live on in those she encountered in Haiti and those she has inspired here at home. She made a difference in the world and will truly be missed. Au Revior, Etre Avec la Paix!

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  119. I echo the thoughts of others in being touched by Molly's giving spirit and kindness. My thoughts and prayers go out to Molly's family.

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  120. I can't say anything that hasn't already been said. To Molly's family -- I hope you know what a wonderful person you raised. I'm sorry for your (and the rest of humanity's) loss.

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  121. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Your life was cut too short--but in your short life you have touched so many lives. I admire your selflessness. I know you are in Heaven with our Lord and Savior. God Bless and Rest In Peace.

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  122. i just read that molly was not found alive. i am so heartbroken. after reading her blog, what an incredible spirit. you are flying with angels.

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  123. To the family - I'm so sorry that your angel will not be returning home. She obviously touched many many lives in her short time. My heartfelt condolences.
    -Spokane WA

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  124. To Molly's parents and family,
    What a wonderful gift you gave to a world in need by sharing Molly's wonderful spirit. The toughest thing for any parent must be the loss of a child, but I am positive, having read her story, that her life illuminated the lives of many souls who needed her light and her spirit in ways we who have families and a place to stay and food to eat may never fully understand. God bless you all in this dark hour and know that Molly's spirit will live on in the spirit of many children who saw, maybe for the first time, that there is someone who cares. Thank you Molly, for having the strength and grace that most of us can only dream of.
    Thad Mc
    Austin, Texas

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  125. Tears flow for the loss your beautiful daughter and the many many children she loved and cared for. My heart stops when I wonder how many of these babies and children perished. The pictures Molly shared make me ache.

    What a gift to know these babies ceased to be abandoned when loving people like your daughter and sister stepped into their lives.

    My deepest condolences,
    Mary

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  126. Dearest Molly,

    While even a stranger, like myself cant stop crying reading your blog and knowing your work, how sorely will you and your beautiful presence be missed by your loved ones? Let the passion, consciousness and love with which you lived and touched the lives of so many live on in all our thoughts. Like you, let us also remember to give relentlessly to others, to love and to live so richly and fully, that if and when we perish any moment, others could say - "What a beautiful soul", like we all do now.

    Behold! what a beautiful soul - Molly. Hugs and prayers to your loved ones.

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  127. To Molly -

    The world needs more people like you. Although I cannot begin to comprehend the measure of loss to your family I can say with a great certainty, that it is truer now then ever - that all of us will die, but not everybody truly lives. May your family take solace in the fact that you did, and made the greatest sacrifice in doing so.

    Godspeed to the Hightower family.

    Kevin

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  128. Rest in Peace, Molly. I never met you, yet I'm devastated by your passing and the world seems like such a darker place. The world needs people like you.

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  129. I am truly saddened to here about Molly! She seemed to be a truly inspirational, loving, human being. I Pray you find Peace & Understanding as you go through this very difficult time. Know you have many people Praying for your family. May the Lord wrap his loving arms around you. May he guide you through this dark tragedy & may your memories of Molly flood you with joy & peace.

    "When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure"

    With love,
    Corene from Saskatchewan Canada

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  130. I am sorry for your loss. It is rare that someone would give so much of themselves to others. In reading Molly's blog it is clear that she was doing something that fulfilled her and she is better for having done it. I only wish that I could find so much meaning in my life. She accomplished much in her life.

    Tom

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  131. An angel in heaven as she was here on Earth.

    You'll be missed, Molly.

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  132. Dearest Hightower Family:
    True sorrow for the loss of your generous, spirited, beautiful daughter sharing her gifts in such a wonderful way. A loss for humanity.
    Kim

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  133. After finding Molly's story on Yahoo- I was compelled to read her blog. My heart bleeds for Molly's family. What an outstanding, giving, and unselfish person at such a young age. How proud you all must be of her works and accomplishments in such a short life. I can't help but think of the song, "Flying Home" by Chantal Kreviazuk. Molly is an angel who is now flying "where she should." She is home.
    God bless you~

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  134. Todd and Diana AndersonJanuary 15, 2010 at 4:50 PM

    To the Entire Hightower Family-
    We are so sad to hear that Molly did not survive the earthquake. We send out our thoughts and prayers to you in this time of sorrow. What a beautiful young woman you raised and what joy you must have taken with her doing God's work with those sweet children. We pray that you find comfort in the belief that Molly is continuing that work with angels in heaven. Her story will also continue to inspire those of us here on earth.

    Friends from long ago in Renton/WSU,
    Diana and Todd Anderson
    Spokane, WA.

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  135. Molly, I don't know you and I never knew you, and not knowing you was clearly my loss. You are truly a hero and the world is a sadder place without you in it anymore. My heart goes out to your family. But your family should be immensely proud, amongst the sorrow, of the amazing daughter they had who made a permanent footprint in this world.

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  136. RIP, Molly. A great dormate. A great classmate. A great friend. A great person. Heaven is now a better place.

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  137. To Molly: we never met, but I think if we had, we would have been great friends. You are a beautiful person who touched a great deal of lives in your short time here on earth. I am confident that you are with the Lord now, and I pray that you are able to know that you left the world a better place because you were in it. May you rest in peace & with the Lord.

    To the Hightower Family: I am truly sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine the profound sorrow & grief you are all feeling right now. I pray that the Lord embraces you in this time of mourning and healing. I want you to know that Molly has touched me & inspired me through her work. She was an amazing person. She touched many lives in her work, and she will touch many many lives through her death. God bless her and your family.

    Jessica ~ Gonzaga University 2009 graduate (my prayers go out to Fr. Hightower as well)

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  138. To Mollys family: May God be with you at this time of sadness but we also should rejoice that she is with the Lord and with the precious little ones that she loved so much. God will reward her greatly and her life is forever remembered and will be carried on by others that will continue her work to care for the little ones in Haiti and all over the world...you are all in my prayers and may God give you strenth and comfort in this time. God Bless. Doreen and Family

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  139. I was hoping against hope that you would somehow emerge from that rubble...and then looking at all these comments, I realised that you have already emerged victorious...even though you were just 22, you have achieved, what many will not achieve in their lifetime. Molly, You Rock!!

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  140. Dear Molly and Molly's family,
    Whereever you are, know that you have made a tremendous impact in this world with your young life. The choice you made to go to Haiti for a year and enrich the lives of the kids in that orphanage was an adventure and a sacrifice. My daughter Angela, also a UP graduate, will be returning in a month after 20 months in Honduras with NPH. I wish your family blessings, comfort and love. I pray for the safe return of all of you wonderful young people back into the arms of your earthly or heavenly families. God bless.

    Diana

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  141. The world has lost a body but has given us each more soul. Molly, you are an angel and have always been. Now you have taken your other form and have placed warmth in all our hearts. I am rarely touched by someone I don't know but hearing of your sacrifice brought tears to my eyes and sincere sadness for your family and little orphans. You made this world a better place and you will be remembered and treasured always.

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  142. Molly, may my life reflect the love that you had for the children of Haiti. May you be in peace in His presence and I hope to someday meet you again so you may know the personal impact you on mne. It is clear that the ripple effect of your service and love will have eternal implications. Peace be with your family.

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  143. to the family and friends of Molly bless you during your time of loss...though you avoided getting a quote "job" your work with the least of these will be remembered , thanks for the reminder of doing something meaningful with your life, I will measure my year and years ahead differently thanks for that reminder Molly!

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  144. Molly, your life and your light will shine in every life you touched.

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  145. Molly sounds like she was an amazing woman. My prayers are with your family and all the people of Haiti in this time.

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  146. Truly a tragic loss. She made such a difference in her short time here. May we all live up to her example as a memorial. Condolences to all who knew her.

    And all those beautiful faces on her blog, I pray them, too.

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  147. Wow, Molly certainly was an amazing and beautiful person. She was truly making a difference in the world and in the lives of all of those children; what a tragic loss. Her family and friends will be in our thoughts and prayers.

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  148. Molly was an Angel. The WORLD is a better place because of people like her! Are thoughts and prayers are with her family. Reast in Pease.
    Thank you Molly...... The Freudenstein Family!!

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  149. Molly is now singing and dancing with the angels, loved ones that went on before her and in the presence of her Maker. I can see that Molly truly loved her neigbhor as herself.
    Thank you Molly for showing us what true compassion is.
    Thank you to her family for raising such an amazing girl. I pray God wraps His arms around you at this time and that you are filled with peace.

    Molly's 525,600 Minutes were filled with love and that is how you measure a life.
    God Bless you guys.

    Melinda Gordon


    34"Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'

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  150. I am from Seattle and have been following Molly's story. I heard the devastating news this morning and there are just no words, my heart goes out to all of her family, friends, and those lives that she touched. May her memory inspire us to live our lives the way she did in her 22 years here on earth - with compassion, humanity,and devotion. She is proof that one person can make a difference in SO many lives.

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  151. To Molly's family - I know that God welcomed Molly with the words, "Well done, my good and faithful servant." We are so sorry. May God give you peace.

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  152. Few people can really say they made a difference the way you did Molly. If anyone wants to see the hand of God, all they need to do is to see your work in Haiti. You are truly in a better place. Godspeed.

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  153. Yesterday I prayed for you and your family while listening to your dad's radio interview. Tears streamed down my face as I prayed and pleaded that God would lead rescue workers to you in time. I prayed that God would ease the burden on your family and to give them peace. Today I pray that the miracle of your life continues to live on in others and that your family and friends feel your loving presence now and always. May God bless your beautiful soul.

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  154. Prayers & support from Puyallup. So very sorry!

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  155. My heart goes out to the Hightower Family at the loss of beautiful Molly. I join you in weeping. She is an inspiration and her life has blessed the world. Healing hugs to those she leaves behind.

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  156. I hoped against hope and prayed hard today for Molly...it is with great sadness and heartfelt sympathy that I read her fate. She was no doubt a wonderful, giving person. If my kids grow up to be half the person she was, I will be mighty proud.

    I pray that you find God's peace during this time of great sorrow...always cherish the memories and be proud of your beautiful daughter who is now your angel forever.

    ((HUGS)) from New Jersey

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  157. I pray for those that new you and your family. What a blessing you were to so many. Be still and know that He is God.

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  158. I am so sorry to Molly's family and friends for the loss of Molly. :(

    RIP Molly.

    Love,
    A Portlander

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  159. Molly, you are an inspiration to what we should all hope to be in life - brave, selfless, and happy. Thank you for the time and effort you put in to making this world a better place. I am only twenty four, and it breaks my heart to know that someone younger than me, who has done so much for the world, has gone Home already.

    Rest in Peace.

    To Molly's family, I am so, so sorry for your loss. I know that nothing can take away the pain of what you feel right now, but this poem helped me some when I lost my sister to a car accident three years ago.

    "Do not stand at my grave an weep,
    I am not there, I do not sleep.
    I am in a thousand winds that blow.
    I am the softly falling snow.
    I am the gentle showers of rain.
    I am the feilds of ripening grain.
    I am in the morning hush,
    I am in the graceful rush
    Of beautiful birds in circling flight.
    I am the starshine of the night.
    I am in the flowers that bloom.
    I am in a quiet room.
    I am in the birds that sing.
    I am in each lovely thing.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry,
    I am not there, I did not die.

    - Mary Elizabeth Frye"

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  160. To Molly's friends and family - I am so sorry to hear of your loss. She was obviously a beautiful girl, inside and out... her writing reflects that. I'm sure she changed many lives for the better. Peace be with you.

    Lisa in Seattle

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  161. Molly you are an inspiration and truely an angel. my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. god bless you.

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  162. I served as a volunteer at NPH Mexico. My heart broke when I saw the news update on NPH's website today confirming the deaths of Molly and Ryan. My heart broke. More tears came down my face from reading your entire blog tonight. The work you did was incredible and god bless for being such a selfless and wonderful person to the people of Haiti. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and god bless you, for you were one of a kind. You were just like the character of Angel from Rent, your inspiration for your blog title, and now you are up in heaven.

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  163. To Molly's Family and Friends,
    I send my deepest condolences and sympathies to you on the lost of this beautiful woman who loved with all her heart. Surely she is dancing with the angels in Heaven, in the presence of God. May she rest in peace and may you find peace in your hearts at this difficult time. I hold you and the people of Haiti in my prayers.

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  164. Praying for your family.

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  165. Dear Hightower Family,
    I, too, never knew Molly, but I find myself speechless. I was an NPH volunteer as well (Nicaragua), and grieve her loss with you. I'm surprised by how deeply I feel the connection of the greater NPH family, but Her story lets me know that we are all connected. The knowledge of what can only be your grief has been with me today and will be for much time to come. May peace find its way to your hearts; she was a beatiful person and is forever a beautiful soul. An angel on earth.

    In solidarity,
    Becky

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  166. To the Hightower Family and Friends,
    God Bless and comfort you in your time of grief. Your daughter was and will continue to be an inspiration to many! Thank you for sharing stories about Molly's life with those who are following. The world is a better place just for having had Molly in it for 22 short years! YOu are in my prayers.

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  167. I am so sorry that the world has lost such a wonderful person. Her blog posts show how she's an inspiration and we should help others in her memory.

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  168. Maria of BellinghamJanuary 15, 2010 at 11:09 PM

    I never met Molly, but from what I heard from our mutual friends and read on this blog, she was an amazing, wonderful person. She touched the lives of so many, and her spirit will continue to have a positive impact on the world. May she rest in peace.

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  169. The world needs more people like Molly in it...God bless.

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  170. To Molly's family and any one else reading: my sincerest condolences. Very few people in this world would give the comforts of their home to serve in an impoverished country. She was most certainly God's hands and feet and her work will not have been in vain. Prayers for your comfort during this time of tremendous loss! - Angela R, Tacoma

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  171. To the Hightower family:
    Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers as you walk through this valley of the shadow of death. Death however, is not eternal if we know and have a relationship with Jesus Christ. If this was the case for Molly, then we know we will see her again if we also have a personal relationship with Jesus. Having never lost someone this young, I am not able to understand your grief at the loss of this precious loved one, but do know the Comforter who can be with you at this time. May God grant you a "peace that passes all understanding" and may His joy be your strength.

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  172. To the Hightower Family,
    A friend of Molly's uncle told our blogging community about Molly's wonderful and tragic story here:
    http://www.balloon-juice.com/?p=32644
    From the many comments expressing our admiration and condolences, I hope you see that her inspiration is still spreading in an ever-widening circle.

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  173. Oh Molly, your heart, soul and spirit are felt though you are not here on this earth us. Coming across and reading your blog, you have warmed and melted my heart; Thank You. Your spirit sparkles through your eyes in all of your pictures, you are an angel. May you be resting in God's comfort and love. Thank you for serving, and thank you for writing.

    And to the Hightower Family: God Bless You at this time; while mourning the loss of your daughter, you are so richly blessed by God to have had a daughter with such a spirit that continues to touch others.

    God Bless,

    Christine Slomski, Mesa, Arizona;
    Former NPH Sponsor/Volunteer, Cuernavaca, Mexico

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  174. This body is not me.
    I am not limited by this body.
    I am life without boundaries.
    I have never been born,
    and I have never died.

    Look at the ocean and the sky filled with stars,
    manifestations from my wondrous true mind.

    Since before time, I have been free.
    Birth and death are only doors through which we pass,
    sacred thresholds on our journey.
    Birth and death are a game of hide-and-seek.

    So laugh with me,
    hold my hand,
    let us say good-bye,
    say good-bye,
    to meet again soon.

    We meet today.
    We will meet again tomorrow.
    We will meet at the source every moment.
    We meet each other in all forms of life.

    ~Thich Nhat Hanh
    Contemplation on No-Coming, No-Going
    Plum Village Chanting and Recitation Book

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  175. What an inspiration you are to all Molly. I hope we can continue your good work for you. The world will miss you terribly. God bless.

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  176. I have followed the story of your daughter and prayed for your family. I am so sorry to hear that she has passed. I read the comments of complete strangers and am reminded of how very good people are. Your daughter has inspired many. My love to your family.

    Ecclesiastes 4:12
    Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

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  177. Rest In Peace, Molly. The world is a better place because of you. You and your family are in my prayers.

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  178. My prayers are with you. Its people like you who make this world a better place.

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  179. Oh my word, what a beautiful daughter you raised! She obviously blessed so many with her generous spirit...it is difficult to convey my sorrow for your loss. My prayers will continue for all of you to be comforted by our Lord, as He is the only one capable of bringing peace during a time such as this. While heaven has gained an angel too soon, she has left her legacy for all of us to emulate. May God bless you all.

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  180. Dear Hightower family,
    I worked will Molly for several years at Target, Molly was such a beautifil person to work with it's not funny. I tried to recruit her to becoming an executiive leader for us because of the person she is. Molly was devoted to taking care of people and working with her uncle in Haiti. All I can say is God bless you for raising such a wonderfull daughter, and our condolences from our family to yours. Our prayers for you all. The Thomas family,

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  181. Dear Hightowers,
    Thank you for raising and sharing such a beautiful and giving person who, is and will always be a light in the world. I am deeply sorry for your loss.
    My love and sorrow goes out to you.

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  182. I am so so sorry for your loss, Hightowers. Your daughter was beautiful and the work she was doing completely inspiring. May she rest in peace. Lots of love and hugs and heart.

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  183. Dear Hightower family,

    I have only just learned of your wonderful daughter and her work in Haiti.You were blessed to have such a giving child, and she surely was blessed to have you as a family.
    I am so sorry she was taken so soon. May God lift you in strength and spirit . Let all these wonderful messages be a reminder of how Molly changed a part of the world for better.
    Dolly

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  184. I have been following Molly's story and I am so very sorry for your loss. What an incredible young woman. She has touched many lives and as her beautiful story continues to circulate she is still touching lives.

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  185. Hightower Family,
    You should be very proud to have raised such a terrific daughter! I used to live in Bremerton and noticed the news reports about the girl from Port Orchard. I spent the day reading her blog and felt so much dedication, caring, and love coming from her. She truly is one of a kind! You were blessed to have such a perfect daughter! My thoughts are with you in your time of grief, but please know that she's in heaven right now and I'm sure that God is giving her an extra hug!

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  186. I was touched by Molly and her story and wrote something about her on the Age Of Autism online magazine. She was truly and angel who helped the most helpless among us. Thank you for raising and nurturing such a wonderful soul.

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  187. I have just read of the tragic news of the loss of Molly. I have a son & daughter-in law that do the same type of orphan relief work in China so my heart is deeply saddened for Molly's family and friends but most of all for the babies she would have continued to touch and love.My prayers for all who knew this precious one.

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  188. I was so touched by Molly's story. I spent two years in Haiti when I was her age. She looks so happy. She has obviously lived her short life to the fullest. There is no better way to go. I need to thank her family for allowing her to be who she was designed to be.
    My deepest sympathys.

    much love and prayers
    Susan from Pa

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  189. Molly's story has left an impact on me and touched me in so many ways, and although I never knew her I will never forget her! What an AMAZING individual who exhibited selflessness and compassion at their best. I will carry her story with me always.....

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  190. May the road rise up to meet her . May the wind be always at her back. May the sun shine upon her face, and the rains fall soft upon her fields. And until we meet with her again, may God hold her in the Palm of His Hand.
    blessed be the children...and she was one of them.
    we will miss her too.

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  191. I have only just learned of your wonderful daughter and her work in Haiti.You were blessed to have such a giving child, and she surely was blessed to have you as a family.
    I am so sorry she was taken so soon. May God lift you in strength and spirit yes

    Thank You admin

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  192. Still thinking of you and the great works you have done for the Children of Haiti.

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  193. I spent the day reading her blog and felt so much dedication, caring, and love coming from her. She truly is one of a kind! You were blessed to have such a perfect daughter

    tahnk you

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  194. I worked will Molly for several years at Target, Molly was such a beautifil person to work with it's not funny. I tried to recruit her to becoming an executiive leader for us because of the person she is. Molly was devoted to taking care of people and working with her uncle in Haiti. All I can say is God bless you for raising such a wonderfull daughter, and our condolences from our family

    thanks.admin

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