Picture above was taken by Morgan Jennifer Ingram in 2011
Today is the first day of Spring – it is the Spring Equinox (also called the March equinox or vernal equinox). This year the Spring Equinox falls on Wednesday, March 20. This event marks the astronomical first day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere.
We now get to enjoy the increasing sunlight hours, along with earlier dawns and later sunsets. I’m sure most of you get a little excited about this change in the season…it sure seems like nature is reminding us that life goes on, no matter what. The first Spring I experienced without Morgan was like a slap in the face…it was hard for my heart to understand how life could continue on, without a hitch, when Morgan was no longer a part of this life. The pain was immeasurable. Now, after 7 + years, I understand a lot more – doesn’t mean the pain is any less, it just means I understand how and why life continues on, Spring brings forth new life, and the lives we have lost are not ever really gone.
Morgan was always so much fun to be with, from the moment she was born Steve and I brought her almost everywhere we went. Every day was joyful with her in our lives – the world became a brighter place, from the smallest dew drop to the sound of the wind in the trees.
We used to call her our little Buddha baby, but her Godfather used to think she looked like one of the Precious Moments sculptures, so he used to buy them for her…she brought so much light and love to all of our lives – she did give us many “precious moments!”
It’s bittersweet to look at pictures now, because I miss her so much, and yet I am so extremely happy at the same time when I see her sweet smiles. I will always be grateful that I have so many pictures of her.
In my heart I know my baby is safe now and I will get to see her again someday…that day will be such a happy reunion. I know it will have to wait till my job here on earth is completed – Morgan did a great job during her time on earth, and going forward I will always strive to do my best, just as she did. I miss my girl with all my heart, and at the same time I still feel her all around…the invisible cord is still connected and always will be. A mother’s love never dies.
These are pictures of the tree with a plaque that was planted in Morgan’s honor – the pictures were taken way back in 2013 – I have not seen the tree since then. I hope it is growing strong, and in the Spring it will give shaded respite to those who rest underneath it with their precious fur babies…it was planted at the dog park where Morgan used to bring her puppy Wylah May.
I Will ALWAYS Remember Morgan’s Loving Heart…she made sure she told the people she loved how much she loved them, yes, even every day when she was saying goodbye, or ending a call over the phone, she never missed the opportunity to let people know how she felt – Morgan was pure love and my heart misses her so very much.