Molly, whose husband died by suicide in 2010, most recently wrote in "Transformation" about attending the screening of the documentary film Transforming Loss , which features her story, along with the stories of five other bereaved people. According to a story in the Detroit News:
"Transforming Loss" documents the grief journeys of six ... people who, in the face of devastating losses, were able to transform themselves and their pain through helping others ... [Filmmaker Judith] Burdick's vision, which began as a book and evolved into a film, was to provide "an intimate view of grief that would force people to really feel and experience the whole process: from grief to healing to transformation."Burdick, whose husband died 22 years ago in a scuba diving accident, became a psychotherapist specializing in helping the bereaved. Then she was inspired to write, produce, and direct Transforming Loss to share her discovery that "loss can fuel 'a new energy which feeds the broken parts,'" according to a Detroit Free Press article. That is certainly Molly Green's story, who sees her blog as a part of her healing journey as well as a chance to help others with their grief:
"I feel like I'm the perfect person for people to talk to about this [grief] ... It takes time, but you learn lessons of strength, compassion and acceptance. There is some joy back in my life."
It goes without saying, that I don't wish our tragedy, or any other, upon anyone ... But when I think about what has transpired since the loss of my husband, I think about all that I have gained and become through this whole miserable process. I wouldn't be who I am today if I wasn't hit by lightning and had a constant walk uphill against the wind ... I've learned how to maneuver that heavy raincloud above my head, and no longer be concerned about the wind messing up my hair, instead ... it invigorates me and gives me that powerful surge encouraging me to believe in myself!The Transforming Loss trailer -- along with media reports -- can be viewed on the film's website, where Burdick writes,
This film examines and demonstrates the many positive ways people cope with tragic loss through death. These individuals have not only survived their profound losses, but have become more than who they were before. As a part of the healing journey, they have all chosen to help others. This is the gift and the hope depicted in the larger story."