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An Earthly Angel goes Home~ 
17th-Jan-2010 11:47 pm
rose sparkle : charliemc
Friday morning, the final day in an intense and exhausting week, I woke to the awful news that the body of Molly Hightower had been found in the rubble of an orphanage in Haiti. Molly was a 2009 graduate of the University of Portland, the private college where I worked for a while when I was a student myself at Portland State, a picturesque place overlooking the bluff here in North Portland, maybe a little more than a mile from where we live.

Molly and her orphans

Molly worked with disabled orphans in Haiti. She had another five months to go before she got to come back to the Pacific NW this June. She loved Dr. Pepper and Taco Bell. She was clearly beautiful, inside and out.

No, I didn't know her, not before her death. But I feel like I know her better now from reading her blog, which her parents have left up.

Molly's friend Rachel, the Valedictorian of the 2009 class, had recently joined her to work in Haiti, and we knew she had been found alive and flown back to the states to recover.

The last thing Molly wrote in her blog was "Rachel comes today!"

Because of the local connection, we had all been waiting to hear what would happen to Molly. While Charlie and I were running an errand Friday afternoon, I told her Molly's body had been found.

Charlie and I had exactly the same thought: Heaven has a new angel, one named Molly.

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18th-Jan-2010 08:11 am (UTC)
Charlie and I had exactly the same thought: Heaven has a new angel, one named Molly.

And I'm sure Jesus will enjoy her help and her smiling face...

Such a loss for our world. (sigh)
18th-Jan-2010 04:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you for writing that up and sharing it!

18th-Jan-2010 11:11 pm (UTC)
What a real shame to lose such a beautiful person, and I'm thinking of the inward kind of beauty.
20th-Jan-2010 06:20 am (UTC)
The world was blessed by her presence and her spirit will live on in all those who knew and loved her.

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