I can still hear Morgan’s soft, sweet voice, as well as her laughter. Here is a short recording that I found on her laptop, after she was gone – it was recorded during the stalking. Throughout that horrific 4 months, we all kept trying our best to keep going, to have a life, and do all the things we used to do…it was hard, but the 3 of us tried. Why? Because we loved each other and didn’t want anyone or anything to change us. But they did – they ended Morgan’s life, which changed us all forever.
This the recording Morgan made herself on her cell phone. It is just a short recording of us goofing off. She wanted to record me saying, “I Toni Ingram…,” but we kept laughing so hard I couldn’t finish what she wanted me to say. You can hear Morgan say, “Alright, come on…” and then laugh. We could never finish it because we were both laughing so hard.
I miss those times so much and it hurts…but I am so happy we had them. I would never exchange all those moments, in the short 20 years that Morgan was in my life – never for anything else in the whole world. I love her and miss her so much – life is, and never will be the same. How could it be? It never could.
When you have a child that has been taken from you forever, there will always be a hole in your heart that can never be filled – this is why there will never be closure for us – yes, we will continue to push forward for justice for Morgan, but closure…that will never happen, the pain will stay with our whole family forever.