I decided, after Morgan’s murder, that I would not allow myself to be a victim – I needed to take action in order to achieve justice for Morgan, as well as for so many other innocent victims in this world.
I get knocked down a lot – and yes, I feel sad and deflated – but the one thing I will never do is give up…every single day I wake up with a passion to get going, to take action and make something good happen. Don’t get me wrong, I make mistakes and I spend a lot of energy going in the wrong direction, but I continue to take action…I always pick myself up and try a different direction. The Universe seems to propel me when I am pointed in the right direction, just as it seems to knock me down when I am pointed in the wrong direction.
Joan Baez was right when she said,“ACTION IS THE ANTIDOTE TO DESPAIR”
As long as I keep moving forward, that little voice of despair seems to become a soft whisper, instead of an overwhelming thundering sound. Onward my friends!
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.
They work hard to hold offenders accountable & promote victim safety
“Typically the perpetrator harrasses and attacks the victims and victim’s family Often the Offender’s family members and friends attack (they say don’t snitch to others),” This has all happened in our case and to this day we are still being attacked.
“When members of the criminal justice system do not respond appropriately to intimidation and fail to correct system deficiencies that enable opportunities to intimidate they become inadvertent accomplices to the intimidators.” This is also very true in our case – very sad, but very true…
“The victim, victim’s or witness’ immediate family, including spouses, children and pets become targets.” AEQUITAS, https://aequitasresource.org In our case even supporters of justice for Morgan have become targets…extremely outrageous behavior by the people involved in the murder and cover-up of our daughter’s murder!
Changes need to be made – #JusticeForMorgan & #JusticeForAllVictims
National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims was designated by Congress to honor and remember homicide victims and the devastating impact their tragic deaths has had on their families, friends, and communities. Today we commemorate these victims through national recognition. Communities across the country gather together to pay tribute to victims whose lives were taken, support their surviving family members, share stories, pictures and memories in order to provide comfort to those who lost a loved one.
The Day of Remembrance is a special day, but it’s important to support victims and their families every day. They need to know they matter and that their loved one is not forgotten. Victims do not have enumerated rights in the U.S. Constitution nor 15 state constitutions. That’s why Marsy’s Law has significantly expanded the rights of victims in the states that have adopted this law – states that now have Marsy’s Law have added permanent protections for victims and their families – basic rights that they deserve, ensuring crime victims and their families are treated with compassion and respect by granting them rights equal to those of the accused.
Marsy’s Law was named after Dr. Nicholas’ sister, Marsalee (Marsy) Nicholas. Marsy was a University of California Santa Barbara student, who was stalked and killed by her ex-boyfriend in 1983. Only a week after Marsy was murdered, Dr. Nicholas and Marsy’s mother, walked into a grocery store after visiting her daughter’s grave and was confronted by the accused murderer. She had no idea that he had been released on bail. https://marsyslaw.us/about-marsys-law/marsys-story/
Please support our efforts to help raise awareness of stalking, murder and the rights of victims and their families. Whether it may be sharing your own story, simply spreading the word, or lending your support, you will be assisting these crime victims and their families. If you would like to share your story on this blog please send it as a comment or email through the contact page on the website www.morgansstalking.com
Morgan is never forgotten – we think about her every minute of every day of every week of every month of every year since her death in December of 2011….this is the same thing for every family of a murdered loved one…they never forget.
Anthony D. Williams said, “When we LOVE all the life we see, we see theLOVE in all LIFE.”
Morgan loved everyone in her life – she loved humans, nature and all animals…Morgan LOVED LIFE. We honor Morgan every day by being grateful for our life, every day of every week of every month of every year that we are gifted life. A continued life that Morgan was cheated out of by those who are responsible for her murder.
We remember that Morgan never hesitated every day to let the people she loved know that she loved them. Remember to always tell those you love how much you love them, because tomorrow is never guaranteed. Much love to you all!