Back in 2011, when our youngest daughter was being stalked, we had no idea about what to do, or where to turn. Most everyone we turned to had another idea, but in the end, nothing worked and we lost our youngest daughter, Morgan. Please, please, please, be informed, learn from the information that is now available.

What help is there for victims of stalking?

If you believe you’re a victim of stalking, the Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center provides guidance and resources in the What to Do if You Are Being Stalked section of their website.

Supported by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), the Violence Against Women Research Consortium published a series of training videos and resources that cover stalking laws and best practices for law enforcement and prosecutors in stalking investigations.

January is always now recognized as National Stalking Awareness Month – an annual call to action to recognize and respond to the crime of stalking.

Hope & Peace…For All Victims/Survivors of Stalking

Acronym of Hope written on green chalkboard

For any of you reading this post, especially those who are living through a horrific stalking, I want to send you blessings of hope and peace.

So many times in our lives we hope, some say they pray, and others say they manifest…to me they are one in the same, but no matter how you think of it, just remember to ASK, BELIEVE, RECEIVE & NEVER GIVE UP!

Here’s the good news: You don’t have to make all the mistakes, because I already made many of them for you. When you read through the timeline of the stalking, starting at day one, you will read about what we thought, how we reacted, along with the things we did to try to catch the stalker, protect our daughter, and keep our lives moving forward. You will also read about all the mistakes we made along the way…at the end of 4 months of horrific stalking, all I wanted was to push a redo button. They say hindsight is 20/20 and that was so very true in my case. But, as we all know, there is no redo button – I could not change the outcome, Our youngest child, Morgan, was gone forever.

My hope has always been that through my timeline, of the actual day-to-day happenings during the four months of stalking, as I show what happened to our daughter Morgan, as well as my husband Steve and myself, that readers could understand what we did that worked and what we did, out of naiveté about stalker, that did not work. As of today I feel like it has helped many people, as they have written in to me over the years to thank me for this help. This Blog has reach almost 8 million people to-date and I hope it continues to help others over the years.

We can never bring our amazing daughter Morgan back, but for every other victim of stalking that may receive help some from me, in order to stop their ordeal, that is a piece of justice for Morgan. Stalking is insidious and frightening and can escalate to violence which can include rape and murder. Everyone needs to treat stalking with the seriousness it deserves. It is one of the most underreported crimes to-date, and there are many misconceptions about what stalking is really about. It is not romantic – it is a fixation and an obsession. It is a crime which destroys lives.