Morgan & Me 🙂
Morgan was always so much fun to be with, from the moment she was born Steve and I brought her almost everywhere we went. Every day was joyful with her in our lives – the world became a brighter place, from the smallest dew drop to the sound of the wind in the trees.
We used to call her our little Buddha baby, but her Godfather used to think she looked like one of the Precious Moments sculptures, so he used to buy them for her…she brought so much light and love to all of our lives – she did give us many “precious moments!”
It’s bittersweet to look at pictures now, because I miss her so much, and yet I am so extremely happy at the same time when I see her sweet smiles. I will always be grateful that I have so many pictures of her.
In my heart I know my baby is safe now and I will get to see her again someday…that day will be such a happy reunion. I know it will have to wait till my job here on earth is completed – Morgan did a great job during her time on earth, and going forward I will always strive to do my best, just as she did. I miss my girl with all my heart, and at the same time I still feel her all around…the invisible cord is still connected and always will be. A mother’s love never dies.
Morgan and her brother on her 3rd birthday
Morgan was blowing out the candles on her cake in this photo – I remember it was breezy out, so we left the cake in the box to protect the candles from blowing out. Funny how you remember things when you see a moment captured on film. Morgan always loved being outside, so we decided to have her party on the back patio that day.
I love all the memories from that house and ranch that Steve built. He built it with his own two hands. I miss those wonderful days. Days that I would never, not in a million years, have thought would end someday, because of a vicious stalker/murder who would enter our lives 17 years later.
I have been told that everything that happens in your life molds you into who you are today. Lessons learned or not learned make you who you are, and everyone’s life experiences are different. Having never experienced a stalker in my life, I had no idea what to expect or how to handle the situation when it entered our lives in 2011 – I was just so very frightened for my youngest daughter’s safety. Steve and I did what we thought we needed to do to protect her, but it wasn’t good enough…that I know now. So my goal will always be to raise awareness of the seriousness of stalking, so others can learn from the lessons I have come to learn the hard way.
Spreading fear in others is not my goal. I love my sweet Morgan, and I wish with all my heart that I could have been the one taken instead of her. The past can not be rewritten, but we all have the opportunity to change the future, so I hope and pray you will all cherish every moment of every day with those you love, because life is fragile, and remember if your gut tells you something is wrong, if you feel like someone is stalking you, don’t try to pretend it isn’t happening, take it seriously. Please share this information with others…you never know if that one time you share this vital information it may just be the time that saves another’s life.
A dried rose left in-between the pages of Morgan’s cookbook…this was so Morgan 🙂
Today I decided to open up one of Morgan’s cookbooks. She loved to cook and had started buying herself some cookbooks of her own, in the last 2 years of her life. When I started to flip through the pages of her Martha Stewart cookbook, I came across a dried rose, marking the recipe – it made me smile remembering how she used to leave roses in-between the pages of her books to mark something she wanted to refer back to in the future…then I cried again remembering that Morgan no longer has a future – she now lives only in our memories.
This is so unfair! It was so hard getting through the holidays again this year, the 7th time without Morgan. She should still be here with us. Morgan needs to receive justice, and I will do everything in my power to make sure her case no longer stays cold…there is a murderer still free, walking among us, and that murderer needs to be brought to justice. No other parents should have to go through what Steve and I have been going through for the last 7 years because of this criminal. #JusticeforMorganin2019!