Morgan Wildman's Journal
Written Jul 10, 2013 7:05pmHello everyone,
Today marks 2 weeks since Morgan went to be with Jesus. To us, time seems to roll so slowly by. Morgan is everywhere. This can cause a smile of sweet remembrance or send us in a tailspin of grief.
Tony and I have been humbled and amazed at your encouragement and support. Thank you for the many ways you have showered us and our boys with love. We definitely could not have gone through these last 6 months, Morgan's last days, and afterwards without your vigilance in lifting us up to The Lord. Your emails, cards and prayers have all been such a blessing to us. Please forgive me, if I don’t reply to them all. We are overwhelmed. These days, time feels so surreal to us, as though we are in a nightmare and keep expecting to awaken.
We are trying to reorder our new 'normal' and set a determined purpose to our days of what is really important. Of course, nothing will be normal again. We want like to carry on Morgan's mantra of..."Making every day count as if it were your last!" It's hard. Morgan no longer needs our vigilant care and thank the Lord, she is no longer crying out in pain or needing our care. Yet, now it is the ones left behind that continue to need prayer, we do feel lost and often remember the worst memories of Morgan's pain. We sit on the porch swing and just listen to the singing of the birds. I look inside the pantry and do not know what to cook. There is so much that needs to be started and worked on at our house, but it continues to wait. We are doing the best we can, Tony and the boys finish the odd jobs, mow the yard, and I water and pick weeds and aimlessly clean. We went on camping trip before Tony has to go back to work. It was a good and needful time away.
We are thankful even as we are bewildered, God continues to hold us and shelter us in His arms. Our prayer is that God will use the pain we still carry to help us be more in attune to others in pain and be a light that points them to Christ. We are hoping that Morgan's life will remind us and others to step out of our comfort zone and be more compassionate and REAL, to embrace how much we all CAN DO every day that matters in the lives of your own family and of others. John 3:16 “For God so loved the WORLD that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” That wonderful verse tells us of the awesome love God has for us. It teaches us that anyone who believes in Jesus Christ will be saved. Also, we have a glorious HOPE that through God’s love and the death of Jesus Christ, we are promised eternal life in Heaven. This is REAL security that NOTHING, not cancer or the death of a loved one, can threaten. Romans 8:38-39
Again, Tony and I want to thank all of you. We pray that God will bless each one of you as you have been so faithful to His calling, lifting our family up in prayer and in using your amazing imagination to warm our hearts and help us heal. Galatians 6:2 "Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ."
This web page was created for Morgan and to keep everyone updated on her progress. So, we will soon be closing her Caring Bridge. Thank you for allowing Morgan and our family to share our journey. We do appreciate your continued prayers, finding the new normal is not an easy task.
Love and Prayers Always – The Wildman Family
Written Jul 1, 2013 9:53am
We wanted to place this on Caring Bridge for all those who are unable to attend Morgan's funeral. Thank you again for your touching posts and prayers, they have been a blessing.
Morgan Danielle Wildman
RHOME -- Morgan Danielle Wildman went to be with the Lord Jesus on June 26, 2013, at the tender age of 12 years old. She battled a malignant ependymoma brain tumor for over 4 years. Her final days were spent surrounded by her family.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Heritage Baptist Church. Interment: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery for family only.
Morgan was born Aug. 29, 2000, in Oklahoma City, Okla. Morgan's life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by her understood that the quality of life far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. Her sweet smile could melt the hearts of those around her.
Although Morgan's illness made her appear like a normal child, her strength of spirit, perseverance, incredibly strong will and her deep faith in God, gave her the ability to overcome incredible odds and physical challenges. She taught us that each day is a blessing and an opportunity to create lasting memories. She enjoyed going to Church, listening to music, waking up early and playing with her dog Missy. She loved the color pink and being around her family and delighting in God's creation. She enjoyed camping with her family, going to the beach, watching butterflies and sitting on the porch swing watching sunsets.
With Morgan's passing we remind others that each life is one to be celebrated. Although we will miss her every day, especially her beautiful smile. She will forever remain in our hearts. Her indomitable will and faith in God helped us day by day and enabled us to create wonderful memories. It has been a joy and honor to be her parents.
Morgan is survived by her loving parents, Tony and Donna Wildman; brothers, Dillon and Jason; grandmother, Sue Sanders; uncles, Mike Sanders and wife, Brenda, Greg Sanders and wife, Kristi, and Lyn Wildman; aunt, Lisa Currie and husband, Randall; cousins, Brooke, Savannah, Jesse, Gage and Amanda.
Mount Olivet Funeral Home
2301 N. Sylvania Ave., 817-831-0511
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Written Jun 27, 2013 10:13pm
Thank you for the encouraging words and prayers. The funeral arrangements are:
2pm Tuesday July 2, 2013 at
Heritage Baptist Church, 1200 South Highway 156 Haslet TX 76052
In leau of flowers, people wishing to make a donation in Morgan’s name can do so by:Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation302 Ridgefield Ct.Asheville, NC 28806Reference Morgan Wildman on the check.
Or can click on this link:
http://www.curethekids.org/memorial Enter Morgan's name
Or can call 1-800-253-6530 press “0” for the operator.
The Wildman Family