Can’t stop and don’t want to stop remembering all the beautiful memories of you Morgan – between crying, because I wish you were here on your birthday, and smiling as I remember all that you were, and still are…this song, “Once Upon A December,” I remember was the first big piece you learned to play on the piano, while singing the lyrics.
I know you loved this song from Anastasia. I remember when the Disney movie came out, and I brought you to see it…I remember all the places we went, and all the things we did together – you are so missed. I am extremely grateful to have been your mom. I love you so much, and I miss you more than words can describe.
I remember how determined you always were to learn new things…the piano and singing, are just two out of thousands that just came to mind. What I wouldn’t give to walk in the living room, hearing you play your keyboard and sing once again.
I hope you are dancing and singing in the sky today – I can almost see you.
Happy Birthday my sweet angel. Love – Mom
Holidays and certain dates are very hard for me now – they really hurt.
I started this post last night – trying to keep typing through my tears and pain. Today is Morgan’s birthday – it is one of those days when we smile at the wonderful memories of our time together with Morgan, and at the same time we cry, because she is no longer with us. How can we celebrate Morgan’s birthday when it hurts so much? I ask myself that every year, and every year I am reminded of all the reasons I should celebrate her birthday…all of those reasons are Morgan – she still deserves to be celebrated.
Today we will celebrate her beautiful, gentle, and loving soul – her love lives on in all of us, and we feel it every day. We were all blessed to have been chosen to be Morgan’s family. The joy she brought to our lives is immeasurable.
Later today we will have a little birthday party for Morgan. We will let a few balloons fly into the heavens. I will cook one of her favorite dinners, then we will light candles on her favorite cake – Tiramisu. Sprinkle some pomegranates on top (she loved pomegranates), sing happy birthday, take a picture, and share our memory of her 26th birthday with the world.
Please feel free to join in if you’d like, and thank you for keeping Morgan and our family in your thoughts and prayers.
Santa Monica Pier – photo by Morgan Ingram, June 2011