A beautiful still shot by Morgan of the yarn she made herself out of old T-shirt material. It took her so many hours to make the yarn and then use that yarn to make clothing and shoe covers for the costuming for a movie she was working on in Los Angeles. She worked really hard, she had put in so many hours by the time she was done that she was more than happy to fly back to Colorado towards the end of July 2011 when her job was done.
It was really nice for her to travel during her breaks from school in order to do some creative work and make some money. She came back to Colorado only for about 2 weeks and then went back to California, this time with Steve & I for a vacation. That is the vacation we came home from in the beginning of August 2011 when her stalking started.
Morgan was so happy after having the vacation break and spending time with Steve and I and visiting so many relatives. On her last trip she was working so she was unable to visit with anyone. We went to the beach, Disneyland, all over, and then on the way back to Colorado is when she picked up her little puppy Wylah May in Arizona. She was beyond thrilled!
As soon as we returned home she walked Wylah down to the river…one of her favorite places. Then she walked home to pick up the car and drive into Carbondale in order to show her friends her new puppy. Two days later she asked if I would go with her to Crystal River Meats in Carbondale.
I asked her why and she said, “I want to make my own dog food from scratch for Wylah May because I feel she deserves it.” I told her it seemed like it would take up a long time and she is always so busy coming and going, then she said, “Wylah May is now my responsibility, so as her new mommy I need to make sure she has the best food, just like I put in my body, so she will grow up big and strong and healthy.” That was Morgan for you…no arguing with her logic. When she decided to do something she felt was right she did it. So that was the start of homemade, delicious dog food for Wylah May.
Now Wylah, and all the dogs in our family, get fed homemade food…Steve has taken over that job. The dogs love it. He uses organic chicken, rice, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, coconut oil and a few other ingredients. It keeps their coats shiny, their energy level up and they always seem so happy and satisfied. It’s a lot of work to make such big batches but Steve enjoys it. There are so many things Morgan taught us over her short 20 years of life and we were her parents, she was the child…funny how that seems to happen I guess. We were extremely blessed to have such a kind, loving and independent daughter. We miss her more than words can ever express, and we can still feel her spirit close to us.
It is so hard to keep from having a small outburst of tears, so it still happens every single day. My heart feels crushed at times and then I remember I have to keep going, I have to stay focused on justice for Morgan and all others so I take a deep breath, blow it out and onward I go.
Thank you all for the many uplifting comments. It is at those moments that I read them that I feel a wind beneath my wings and I can fly again. You are all so wonderful and I am very grateful for all of you.