Mommy's Letter to William Ethan Morgan

My dear sweet baby Will,

I loved you before you were even conceived.  I will never forget the moment I knew you were growing in my belly.  I was singing and dancing and could not wait to share the news.  I thanked God for you every day and focused on loving every moment that we had to share.  My heart grew over the past 10 months to allow me to experience a love that I never knew possible.  Each day my love for God grew because of the miracle he allowed us to share.  I had more love for your father who cared for the two of us with more dedication and concern than I had ever seen.  I had more love for you who brought more joy into my life than I ever knew possible.  Yes the past 10 months have been the best 10 months of my life.

I know that you are with God today.  I may not understand his plan but I do know that if he needed someone full of love he choose the right boy to help him.  Your daddy and I love you so dearly but that is just the beginning.  You have grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, and even perfect strangers who have been moved by your journey.  You, my sweet precious William, have in your short little life been loved more than many who have very long lives.  You have inspired so many of us to be better people and to make the most of the lives and our physical health that we sometimes take for granted.   We are so very proud of you.

I am your mommy and you are my son - the son that I prayed for and loved while you were here on earth.  I know that I will long to have you in my arms until the day I see you in heaven.  Until then, I must accept that you are with God in a much better place.   As hard as we tried to keep you to ourselves it looks like God too knew that you were an amazing person even before you were born.

Daddy and I will always love you.  

Hugs and Kisses,


Friday, August 22, 2008

Memorial Service for William Ethan Morgan

Baby William Ethan Morgan will be put to rest in Alpharetta, Georgia on Tuesday, September 2, 2008.    The Morgan family would be honored by your presence at the Memorial service which will be held at 2pm at North Point Community Church.  

Here are the details:

North Point Community Church, 2:00PM EDT
4350 North Point Parkway
Alpharetta, GA

Matt and I are returning to Atlanta early in the week and we will post another update with more details regarding the memorial as more plans are made.


Amy AKA "Baba" said...

I would be there in a heartbeat to support you and honor your beautiful son William. I can't be there physically but I will certainly be with you in spirit.

You are in my thoughts.

Liviana's Mom - LCDH - 1-18-08

Owain's mommy said...

I wish I lived closer to Georgia I would love to attend to honor William. Like Liviana's mom I can't be their physically but I will certainly be with you in spirit.

Owain's mom LCDH

Elizabeth said...

Heather and Matt,

My thoughts and prayers have been with you - Will is very lucky to have two of the most wonderful parents I have ever known.


Carter said...

We want you to know that you and your family have been in our prayers. Argiro and Bob are so dear to us, and we are glad we have gotten to know you and see your tremendous faith through this site. We are so saddened by your loss, but know it is only a loss for a short time before you will meet him again for eternity. God bless and be with you all.

Dan, Deenie, Carter and Shelley Reese

Anonymous said...

Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers as you return home and prepare for William's memorial service.

If you need anything, Heather and Matt, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Dotty said...

thinking of you all! he is beautiful! he is very lucky to have you as his parents. stay strong. many blessings!

Tracy Meats said...

With you in spirit has you honor your precious angel. Many prayers for you both.

Tracy Meats - mom to Ian (LCDH, 4/3/04)

Grandma said...

My dearest Heather and Matthew,
Our hearts are filled with unspeakable sorrow today. But we will cherish forever the courage, love, and sacrifice you both have shown the world on your journey to save the life of our beautiful, angelic William.

William spent one day of life with us, but nine months in a womb of love, hearing Heather's beating heart, feeling both of your touches, aware that you both cherished and protected him to bring him to life. His life was so short and our hearts are broken because we cannot share the many days of his childhood, adolescence, and manhood. But we know that little William is now in a place of pure peace and love and is one of God's littlest angels.

Our Lord has said, "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted." Our Lord has promised that the darkness of our hearts will be lifted, and we know that little baby, angelic, beautiful William will intercede to send this comfort to us on its way.
Dad and I couldn't be more proud of you and Heather. You sought life, you fought the battle, you gave solace to many along the way, and little William's strength, courage, and beauty were reflections of your souls. Our tears will be transformed into a way to lighten the paths of many. Baby William's spirit will live on and he will help show us the way we are to follow for he is now a little messenger of God. Of this, we are certain.