S: We love you, Beloved!!!
BC: When hours feel like moments, you know you're with good friends.
FC: Domestic Anointing
1: Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up her friend, | But woe to her who is alone when she falls and has not another to lift her up! | Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
2: sweet girls! | From Bethany
3: Molly, I feel so incredibly blessed to be able to call you my friend. You have taught me so much over the past few years. By example, you've taught me how to grow more in Christ, be a better friend, and how to raise a child. Thank you for using your gifts to reach out to young married women. You have had such an impact on my life and I truly look up to you! I'll never forget your laugh, your competitive spirit, and all of the hilarious stories about your kiddos, husband, and just life in general. Thank you for opening up your home and for letting us stay past Tara's 10 o'clock alarm each week. | I'm so excited for you Molly! I know this is what God wants for you, but you will be greatly missed! I praise the Lord that we live in an age where we can easily reach you because I am sure I will be calling for advice! I'm so glad God brought you into my life. I don't think you will ever fully understand the impact you've had and I'm extremely jealous of the women in Knoxville who will now get to experience your friendship! I love you so much!!
4: A good friend is cheaper than therapy.
5: Friends are like bras; close to your heart and there for support. | Just Keep Swimming!
6: From Erin | I'll Miss You! | This is how I was first introduced to the beautiful woman who is Molly Hamilton- YOU! For some crazy reason you took on our 9th grade Sunday School class and it was immediately apparent to me that you were a woman who wanted others to love God. You faithfully taught us every Sunday and one of the things that struck me the way that you balanced humility with passion for the message of Christ. You spoke with the conviction of the Word, but you were always the first to admit that you don’t have all the answers and that we should always look to God and the Bible before anything else. You and Jeff invited us over to your pool and grilled burgers for us- an event that turned out to be wonderfully strange given the odd grouping of students that we were. You were the first married person that I was ever able to spend extended time with that wasn’t my mom’s age and I definitely saw in you the character of the wife I wanted to be one day. | You've been my teacher | You've always been there | After our experiences as teacher and student, the Lord took us in different directions for a while. I was finishing school and you were beginning to have children and build your gorgeous family. Though we were not as close, one thing I appreciated was the understanding that I knew, without a shadow of a doubt, that if I ever had a need you would be right there for me. We checked in from time to time and I remember feeling such joy for you as you purchased your house and got pregnant with Cooper. I remember the painting process of your baby’s room and how stinking cute you were when you were pregnant. During that time, you also acted as Godly counsel as I dealt with some issues with my father. You listened so patiently to my ramblings and were one of the key people to help me understand that I was not the sole person responsible for mending that relationship. You gave me courage and strength and I knew that you meant it when you said you were praying for me. I prayed and thanked the Lord for you too. | A woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised Proverbs 31:30
7: You've been our leader | You're my friend | One of the things that I love the most about you is the way that you allow the passions that God has given you flourish into ministries and action. I knew that you had started a Bible study with some young married women in the church in the months before I was engaged to Matt. I can honestly say that I was excited for you and I saw the fruits of that fellowship and ministry before I was ever a part of it. I have learned, grown, ached, cried, laughed, praised, prayed, and loved more than I knew was possible and I have treasured every moment that God has given me with you and those women. There have absolutely been times in these last 5 years that God has used you and this ministry to speak to my pain and brokenness in real and apparent ways. In contrast, the Lord has also given us some of the most joyful times. I love the fact that you are so willing to poke fun at yourself and laugh all the way down to your guts. I love that you can own the things about you that are a bit strange, and I love the fact that I’ve been able to share this time learning from and growing with you. | Molly, you are a beautiful person and I thank the Lord that I’ve had so much time to have the privilege of calling myself your friend. I admire you as a teacher, wife, mother, servant, and in so many other countless ways. Your faith and trust in God’s goodness and control in the midst of difficult situations is one of the things that I love most and hope I can one day emulate. It’s not easy for me and I find it incredibly encouraging when I see it in you. I love you and I’ll dearly miss you. | She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future. Proverbs 31:25
8: Fondue! | Laughter
9: Smiles | Sweet Time Together | A laugh is a smile that bursts. | Beloved!
10: From Jeanna | Molly is beautiful inside an out. She is a true example of what God calls us to be as a wife, mother, friend, and most of all, as His child. She is loving and compassionate to EVERYONE. She has a heart of gold and always seeks to care for others. That is why she will make a wonderful nurse one day. She puts others before herself and praises God even when times get tough. Molly is a leader to other Christian women. Molly keeps you grounded and will hold you accountable to the Gospel but always in a loving way. You will always feel comforted when Molly is around because you know she is lifting you up in prayer continuously for whatever needs you may have. Molly is someone that will make you laugh and in times of tears, will always be there to hold you up. And even from a distance, she will be the best friend you could ever hope to have. | If you looked up Molly's name in the dictionary, it might read something like this:
11: Dear Molly, I am so thankful to be able to call you my friend. We have shared everything from joking about Ann Marie Ezzos lovely lace collars to wishing we could make our bodies move like the SYTYCD contestants. From Beth Moore Sessions, fun in the choir, to Praise Team rehearsals and singing POG songs together, to sharing in Homegroup and Sunday School.. It has been so much fun having you in my life. Teaching VBS music together is one of my fondest memories – we make a really good team. I have loved laughing and crying with you and even though you will be a little farther away, I hope that we can remain | the closest of friends. I look forward to watching our children and our friendship grow. And every time you may be enjoying some domestic anointing, know the rest of us are right there with you. I will be praying for you and Jeff daily. We will miss having your family here very much. I love you my sister. Your Beloved – Jeanna
12: Two generations of Friends
14: From Stephanie
15: Dear Molly, You are beautiful inside and out. You are a wonderful example of a godly woman, mother, wife and friend. You are someone that I look up to and aspire to be like. You are full of fun, always cheerful, and a joy to be around. I know the Lord has wonderful things in store for you and your family in this next phase of your life. The Lord will surely continue to use you as a bright spot in an often dark world. I am sure I can speak for everyone in saying that you and your family will be greatly missed! Your Friend, Stephanie | "A Friend loves at all times" Proverbs 17:17
17: As each have received a gift, use it to serve one another. 1 Peter 4:10 | Go Lady Vols!
19: When Tara and I first found out that you had been thinking and praying about a young women’s Bible study, we knew that God was at work because it was on our hearts as well. However, I had no idea then all that He had in store for us as we “did this thing” called life together. We have seen each other get married, have babies, laughed, cried, walked with each other through fears, rejoiced with each other in celebrations, experienced milestones and mountains with one another, and most importantly- seen each other grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ. You have been a true leader to the group, not only by coordinating and facilitating, but by living your life transparently before us. I’ve learned so much from you during our years of friendship, but perhaps the most valuable thing you’ve taught me is to live a life that is open and transparent before the Lord and those he has blessed my life with. That seems so simple to say, but I hope you can comprehend how significant that has been in my life. Living a transparent life before you and the other girls has allowed me to break strongholds and overcome things I thought I thought I would struggle with the rest of my life. I love you dearly. Love Meg | From Meagan
20: Sometimes, there are just no words... | Costume Parties! | Molly Parton!
23: From Lauren | Molly, I have so enjoyed your friendship these few years. Secretly, when I think of a southern belle, I think of You! You are always hospitable and welcoming with a smile on your face and an encouraging word. You are an excellent wife and mother and someday, your children will rise up and call you blessed. You tirelessly serve your family and support your husband- all with joy, fervor and delight. You are and have been a model for me to watch, learn and grow from in this way. Knowing that you desire to hide God's word in your heart even before the day begins challenges me and spurs me on knowing that it can be done! I admire your hard work and perseverance. Basically, you are a beautiful woman and daughter who loves God and loves others with sincerity, joy, love, compassion, courage and faith and I love you because of that. We are so going to miss you and your family! I am going to miss you. I love you, Lauren
24: From Tara
25: Molly, your friendship is so dear to me. In the last 6 years, we have seen each other on the top of a mountain, cried tears in the deepest valleys, dug deep into God’s beautiful Word, and struggled to apply it daily at times; we have rejoiced and mourned; laughed and cried; hoped and feared and loved one another greatly! Thank you for listening to God’s call on your life for young women. Thank you for opening up your home and your life to me and the rest of the girls. There have been so many times that God has used you to speak to my pain and brokenness in such real and profound ways. You have lived your life right in front of my eyes and allowed me to see your highs and lows. I have learned from every shared experience and it has taught me to be a better friend, wife, mother and beloved daughter of the Most High. You have showed me above all that He is everything that I need and He will take care of all my needs, even before I know or ask! Molly, you are a person that I admire and respect and I can honestly say that I hope to be more like you as I grow in Christ. Thank you for investing your life into mine. I pray that I can give the same gift to another one day. Although it hurts to see you and your family go, I am so excited for the incredible opportunity that is ahead of you! I am praying for you daily and so thankful that technology can keep us from losing touch. I love you so much, my sweet sister! Tara