A Sign From Morgan – a little Christmas miracle

birdLast week was extremely hard for our family.  Tuesday, December 2nd was the 3rd anniversary of Morgan’s passing, and we had entered another holiday season without her.  Needless to say there have been a lot of tears and gut-wrenching pain.

But Morgan was still with all of us.  I know this to be true I can feel her. She sends signs.  I usually do not share these “signs” with others, but today I just want to tell you a little story about this most recent sign from Morgan to her brother Ryan.

On November 29th I spoke with Jennifer Shaffer.  Jennifer is a beautiful, gifted soul and very dear to our family.  Jennifer said to me that Morgan was showing her a little bird with red on it.  She wondered if we had seen one, as it would have been a “sign” from Morgan that she is with us.  I told her Steve and I had not seen a bird like that but would keep our eyes open.

Then on December 4th I spoke with our son Ryan – Ryan was grieving hard…the hardest he had grieved since his baby sister Morgan was killed.  I tried to comfort him, but never mentioned the bird thinking that “sign” was meant for Steve or I.  Boy was I wrong.

Yesterday on December 8th Ryan’s partner Leesa sent Steve a text message with a picture of a little bird with a red breast (see the picture at the top of this post).  She said it has been the strangest thing…this little bird has been coming into their garage for a week now and just “hanging out”.  I was in shock when I read the text message and saw the picture of the bird.

Of course I immediately contacted Ryan to tell him that I thought the little bird was a message from his sister and that she was there with him.  It made him happy to hear about it and said he “felt” like the bird was some kind of message to him, that Morgan is keeping him on point and telling him what he should be doing so everything will come together in his life.

I just wanted to share this with all of you because even through all of our pain I know that there is still much love in this world, and a lot of that love is from people we have loved and lost over the years.  They were lost from this plane, but they still exist – just on another plane and their love can never be taken away.  Christmas miracles still happen.

I wish you all miracles of your own – always let love in and watch for the little “signs” that your loved ones are right there with you. <3


10 thoughts on “A Sign From Morgan – a little Christmas miracle

  1. Toni, Ryan really ‘gets’ it. Not the first time I have seen similarity in our reactions. We have had almost no birds this week need to get the feeder better hung again but they come anyway normally. If we did have birds, that would be one of them. I’ve only seen a bird come inside a few times…. never repeatedly.

  2. So sorry for your awful time. Very glad you reach out to each other so much. During this long trial of finding evidence … our family fell apart, many lies were told. One believes one thing, one the other. I just kept going forward as I could. It doesn’t get much better and again, keep your guard high.

    • Thank you for letting me know what happened in your case. I think it’s hard for any family put in this position and love is the only thing that can get everyone through. I do try to keep my guard high but I also know that I am much to trusting at times…working on changing that.

  3. That’s a sad but useful byproduct of living with a murder posed as ‘not a murder’. You literally cannot trust anyone anymore. You must RE VET the peole you have know even for thirty years.

  4. Merry Christmas, Toni. I was wondering if you’re familiar with the song ‘Come Healing’ by Leonard Cohen? This song gives me comfort and I thought of Morgan tonight while listening bc you shared that she sang and played ‘Hallelujah’. Praying for you and your family tonight and sending love your way.

    • Thank you so much for letting me know about that song. I had never heard it before and it’s beautiful. I pray that everyone’s heart are healed at this magical time.

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