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.
This is a picture of Morgan with me when she was in Elementary school – she is cuddling her doll Charlie. I bought Charlie for Morgan on her 2nd birthday and she loved him. She didn’t want a girl doll – she picked out a boy doll and named him. Just the other day I was going through some old bins and I found Charlie. I held him to my heart and cried and cried. He looked brand new, Morgan had always taken such good care of him. I wished with all my heart that Morgan was still here to pass Charlie down to her own daughter someday…every day leading up to this Sunday has been torture for me. Sunday will be the 7th anniversary of Morgan’s murder and we still do not have justice for her yet. Please remember Morgan in your prayers and light a candle on Sunday so your prayers for justice will be answered in 2019 – I still believe in the power of prayer. Thank you!
Hope you all got out to vote yesterday. I remember when Morgan was old enough to vote – she was so excited! She couldn’t wait to read and study all the options, so she could use her voice to make a difference…#JusticeForMorgan