Happy 21st Birthday, Mollie!

By: Emily Heaston

Our little MolliePie was just enough younger than us that the four of us are lucky enough to remember how thrilled her parents were when they found out they were expecting Mollie. We remember the day that Mollie Cecelia Tibbetts was born and how we all waited for the news from Oakland. Our moms spent the entire day on the phone together–on landlines, of course, and with telephone cords wrapping all around our houses!

We were even luckier to spend the Christmas of 1998 together–Mollie’s 1st Christmas. We got to take turns holding Baby Mollie and we’ll always remember how she would cry when she’d hear Silent Night. Our girl with her million-dollar smile was treasured and loved by her family every moment.

Mollie was a part of so many of our family’s happiest memories and she is so very missed each day. Mollie was intentional about making time for the people she loved and we miss sharing all of the big and little milestones of our daily lives with her.

Today, we celebrate Mollie on her 21st birthday. We are thankful for her legacy of love, generosity and kindness, and we are so happy for the years of hugs, kisses, late night talks, Spotify playlists, and endless group texts that we shared. We love you forever and ever.

Always five.

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Emily Heaston

Hi, my name is Emily. I was born and raised in Des Moines, IA. I graduated from Dowling Catholic High School in 2001, Iowa State University in 2005 and DePaul University in 2007. Tim and I got married in 2009; we have three kids, Clare, Cate, and Teddy, and one puppy, Yankee. I'm excited to share my favorite things with my lifelong friends and cousins!

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