A Heavy Timepiece

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About Hyla Molander

Hyla Molander is a writer, photographer, mother of four, widow, and wife. Currently, Hyla spends the majority of her child-free hours writing her memoir, Drop Dead Life: A Pregnant Widow’s Heartfelt and often Comic Journey through Death, Birth, and Rebirth.


  1. I really like this site. Great uplifting writing. Thanks for the story!

  2. Hyla, as always this is a beautiful and touching glimpse into your world. I fall just a little bit in love with your life each time I read something you have written. Thank you for sharing this.

  3. Tom Matlack says:

    Hyla thank you. What a powerful message of hope. For me what is always the most important question is what happens after the catastrophe, the unthinkable. You pack quite a punch into this short piece. I feel sure that both Erik and Evan are extraordinarily good men. And that, in the end, is what this whole project is all about.

  4. David Wise says:

    You are very fortunate, Hyla. It appears you found two soulmates right after each other. That’s an amazing story. Peace and light always

  5. suzanne says:

    Hyla ~ You always write with your heart. Happy FATHERS’ Day.

  6. Roger Durham says:

    Hyla. you have found a strong man in Evan. He will never replace Erik. but you know that. Two incredible men have come into your life. That doesn’t happen by accident. They both were attracted to something incredible in you. Here’e to you for being open to the possibility of Evan after the devastating loss of Erik. And thank you for the image of the watch. It is such a powerful symbol of time and trust and connection. I will think about you, your girls and Evan and Erik this Father’s Day.

  7. Thank you for sharing this incredible story.

  8. Chills, tears and finally hope. Your stories remind me to be present with life.

  9. Karen Lynch says:

    Hyla, this is so beautiful. You have lived through more pain and loss than any young woman should,yet you have experienced more love than most people experience in a lifetime. You have two angels in your life, one in this world and one in the next. Thank you for reminding us of what is important in life.

  10. What a heartbreaking and uplifting and beautiful piece. Thank you for sharing.


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