This week marked one-year since the passing of our sweet Morgan. While this is a difficult time because we love and miss her dearly, it is also a time to reflect on and celebrate the blessings of her amazing life. On Thursday December 6th, there were several remembrances for Morgan that truly touched our hearts. Our family and close friends gathered at St. Mary Church for a Mass offered for Morgan. At Notre Dame, Michael’s friends organized a 24-hour prayer vigil at the Grotto for Morgan (see picture above with candles laid out as “MJ”). At Ohio State and Miami, friends prayed and lit chinese lanterns for Morgan. At Wake Forest, her dance team and friends gathered at her memorial bench on campus. The Studio for Dance released balloons with personal messages into the sky for Morgan and then went to Orange Leaf (Morgan’s favorite).
We are so grateful for the outpouring of love and support from family and friends over the past year. Thanks for being there with us during this journey, and for sharing your faith-filled thoughts and prayers for Morgan and our family. We challenge ourselves everyday to live our lives with the passion and positive spirit that Morgan so generously gave to others. We are comforted knowing that Morgan is now with God in eternal life, and continues to watch over us as our dancing angel. We pray for the health of the recipients of her organ donations, and are blessed to continue her legacy of caring for others through her Memorial Fund.
Morgan, we love you and your smile will always live on in our hearts.