Weeks ago I thanked supporters of this blog. Those who have helped us so much with the emotional toll that is faced by anyone in our position, as parents of a child that was violently stalked, and murdered.
But there are so many others who have delved deeply into the medical and investigative mysteries presented by Morgan’s case. It is not easy on any level for me to learn what they have discovered. Morgan was not only my little angel, she was the little angel of our family. She was a person who helped, shared and nurtured so many things in this world that needed a little extra help. Throughout the grieving of her passing all of us have had an especially hard time with discoveries of just how Morgan was treated after all of the caring that she gave so freely to others.
I have read a story recently about the victims of the Batman theater massacre in Aurora, CO, and how all their information must now be redacted from court documents because these victims, and their loved ones, who without doubt have suffered mightily since that night, and the many days that followed the shooting, and are now apparently being senselessly harassed and attacked on the Internet. I wonder how anyone could find a justification for doing this? Why would you attack the victims of a crime?
In Morgan’s case there have also been those who have chosen to harass and verbally attack Morgan, Steve, I, her extended family, and other supporters, victims who’s only wish is to have an investigation of her case. But after reading about how it is happening in the Batman shootings, which is just entering its infancy in court, I wonder much more about those who would do the same to Morgan. What really is their true motivation for this?
Do they support the rights of stalkers? Do they simply question the truth? Are they so blindly devoted to the perpetrator of this crime that they never question what others are saying? While I agree there are most certainly two sides to every story, there is also obvious facts that will not change. A house painted bright red will, after all, always be a house painted bright red, and arguing that fact seems a bit disingenuous.
The reality in Morgan’s case is that many of the real facts of her case remain known to only a very few. So how is it, you might wonder, that so many can purport to have complete knowledge, and the true story of what happened, when they simply can not? I think there are very few reasons to engage is such behavior. And before I get a flood of demands to “give out all the evidence or I will have or face the consequences”, once again, I will not. These are decisions for others to make, not me alone, and in a court of law, because it shall be there, so very sadly, that the end of Morgan’s life here with us will be played out.
Morgan was the victim in this saga, Steve and I were also victims, along with so many others, siblings, nieces, nephews, cousins, Grandparents, Godparents, Aunts, Uncles, and friends, who all knew and loved sharing her presence, but now must make do with only the memories. For me personally, the need to prevent this from happening to others is very strong. The need to raise awareness of the true dangers of stalking is very strong. And the need for changes that will see that this is all taken so much more seriously by those that were empowered to prevent it from the beginning, is very strong.
There is a very poignant story to tell about the life of our daughter Morgan, that will be shared on the day her Foundation officially launches, which I hope will be soon. Until then, thank all of you who have helped with trying to bring true closure to Morgan’s stalking and her most untimely death.
Your dedication here helps all victims of stalking so much, because as I am discovering now more than ever, so many victims either feel that or actually are – not believed – until it is too late in some cases. And for victims to be believed is the first step to ending this horrible crime against them.