Dogs find their way into our lives for a reason.
This may not look so special to you, but to me it is priceless…
Another Mom from Colorado who lost her daughter to a sick, depraved animal, painted this rock for me. It is a copy of a picture of the silhouette of Morgan. She knew when I held it in the palm of my hand I would feel the immense energy in that rock…and I did! It is very comforting to me and I will always love her for this priceless gift.
Her daughter is 19-year-old Lea Porter – see the picture below. A beautiful young, amazing soul who should still be with us today, just like Morgan, but like Morgan, her life was cut short by a heinous act from a monster. Lea’s body has still not been found, although her murderer is in jail for her murder. https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/killer-sentenced-but-where-is-lea-porters-body
We still need to find Lea and bring her home to her family.
Even through this mom’s pain and suffering, this Mama Bear took the time to support me and give me this rock for comfort. It really seems that all us parents of murdered children are the only ones that can truly understand the depth of pain we will all carry for the rest of our lives, and therefore we are all sadly members of the same club…a club no one ever wants to belong to. I am in awe of the courage all these parents show, while on such a painful journey…and yet what choice did any of us have? None.
This beautiful picture of Lea that you see below I keep on the nightstand next to my bed, along with Morgan’s picture. In my heart I feel like they are both girls are together as friends on the other side…and we will all be reunited again some day. XOXO #JusticeForOurGirls
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.
People wonder how I can still believe there is much more good in this world than bad. Sometimes I wonder that myself. There have been days that the pain and grief from losing Morgan is just too much, and I feel like I can’t go on another day, then I realize giving up is something that isn’t in my blood – I can’t and won’t ever give up. Is it because a mother’s love is so strong that it transcends death?
So many times I want to scream and lash out, but my heart reminds me that that won’t change anything – only the discovery and illumination of FACTS will lead to justice for Morgan. So no matter how depilating the pain is that I feel I need to push through it and continue on. I know this world can be very cruel at times, but no matter what has happened in the past, I keep running into amazing, caring people who want to help – so many people in all walks of life; in law enforcement, the judicial system, forensic experts & criminologists, private investigators, other co-victims who have lost a loved one, writers, people in the media, parents I have never met, young adults who I have never met, other victims of stalking, folks in the military, Morgan’s friends, my friends, relatives, #TeamMorgan, and all those reading this blog (over 7 million to-date), and strangers I run in to on a weekly basis…people are upset and saddened about what happened to Morgan and they all want to see justice.
All those people are the reason I can still get up in the morning to fight another day…my gratitude for all these wonderful people can never be put into words – if you are one of these people please know you are all in my heart, and I will never forget that you all are the force behind the push for #JusticeForMorgan – our family could never do it without your support.
And that is why I believe there is more good in this world than bad…because of all of you!