To my beautiful daughter, Morgan – I miss you every minute of every day, but today, on what would have been your 29th birthday, it hurts even more. 

Happy birthday Morgan.

Today is the day we celebrate the light you brought into this world, the moment you were born. I want you to know you brightened up everyone’s day, every time you walked into a room. 

Today, my heart wishes you were here, so we could all celebrate the amazing person you are. We would share your favorite Tiramisu birthday cake, have crab legs for dinner, sing happy birthday to you, and listen to your sweet giggles, as you open your birthday presents. But no matter how hard I wish – you can’t be here. We will still celebrate your birthday without you, and hope you can see us celebrate you, while you are celebrating with all the angels in Heaven. Your life mattered, not only to your family, but to so many other people as well.

This past week has been exceptionally hard, and as usual, I try not to ever show the world. Your friend, who was born one week before you, just got married. Her wedding pictures were beautiful, and everyone was so happy…I am really happy for her, and at the same time, it tore my heart apart knowing that we can never have those special moments with you. It never seems like the memories we made are the ones that hurt the most…it’s the new memories, created without you, that hurt the most.  I miss the future that we were all expecting to have with you.

 I miss you with ALL my heart and I love you to the moon and back x infinity…forever!


National Crime Victims’ Rights Week – 2020


This year’s NCVRW theme—Seek Justice | Ensure Victims’ Rights | Inspire Hope.

As you observe National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) and the 2020 theme—Seek Justice | Ensure Victims’ Rights | Inspire Hope—view and share the 2020 NCVRW Theme Video.

This year’s theme underscores the importance of seeking justice for all victims of crime, ensuring that crime victims’ rights are honored, educating the public about those rights, and inspiring hope for individual survivors and communities. View the Theme Video to learn more about this year’s theme and share as part of your online campaign.