This may not look so special to you, but to me it is priceless…
Another Mom from Colorado who lost her daughter to a sick, depraved animal, painted this rock for me. It is a copy of a picture of the silhouette of Morgan. She knew when I held it in the palm of my hand I would feel the immense energy in that rock…and I did! It is very comforting to me and I will always love her for this priceless gift.
We still need to find Lea and bring her home to her family.
Even through this mom’s pain and suffering, this Mama Bear took the time to support me and give me this rock for comfort. It really seems that all us parents of murdered children are the only ones that can truly understand the depth of pain we will all carry for the rest of our lives, and therefore we are all sadly members of the same club…a club no one ever wants to belong to. I am in awe of the courage all these parents show, while on such a painful journey…and yet what choice did any of us have? None.
This beautiful picture of Lea that you see below I keep on the nightstand next to my bed, along with Morgan’s picture. In my heart I feel like they are both girls are together as friends on the other side…and we will all be reunited again some day. XOXO #JusticeForOurGirls
Above is a photo of Morgan and her cousin Adam…2 angels no longer with us. Seeing this picture brought tears to my eyes…how can 2 such precious souls have died before their stories were complete. Both lives cut short, but never forgotten.
The pain is almost to much to bear…this Sunday it will have been 7 years since Morgan was brutally taken from us. No one has the right to take another’s life…no one! Morgan didn’t want to go – she loved her life and she loved her family, her friends and her pets. She had her whole life mapped out – she was excited about her life, and then it was taken from her. She was so scared – the night before her murder she asked for a knife from her dad – he bought it for her and it was found next to her body in her bed the morning we found her. Before she came home that night she asked a friend’s Aunt if she could sleep over – she was afraid to sleep at home alone in her room, but unfortunately it didn’t work out with her friend’s Aunt. So then she drove, on her way home, to ask another male friend if he could sleep over, but again, that didn’t work out either…she came home that night exhausted, stressed and scared and in hindsight she was right…the “gut” feeling she had that she was in mortal danger was absolutely correct and her life was taken from her. What a coward to attack an innocent victim while they sleep – do you think they would have much of a chance of defending themselves? And yet she did fight back. You can witness that from the crime scene photos. Three nails on her right hand are torn, along with abrasions on the top and bottom of that hand…abrasion on her wrist and chest…blood on her head and mouth with a smashed nose and fat lip. Clean folded clothes tossed all over the floor of her room and the vacuum knocked over, amount much more evidence of a struggle, attack, theft and murder.
We will never give up fighting for justice for Morgan. Her family and friends are now her voice and we will not be silenced…there are too many of us – they can’t silence all of us.
Please keep Morgan in your heart and pray for justice in 2019.
Morgan grew up believing she could do anything she put her mind to. During the 4 months she was stalked she still believed this…she posted on her Facebook page (during the stalking) asking her friends if anyone was interested in joining her in a grassroots effort to start a Chapter of The National Organization for Women (NOW). NOW is an American feminist organization founded in 1966.
Here are some of the notes I found in her stuff after she died…yes, I have kept almost all of her things. She still inspires me and I love her.