17 years ago on June 9th, a beautiful 6 year old girl, Morgan Nick, was abducted from a Little League baseball field while she was catching fireflies. Morgan is still missing. Her mother, Colleen Nick, is a very dear friend of mine and a strong advocate for the missing. ... Our friend Julia had a brilliantly touching idea to ask everyone to honor Morgan by catching 17 fireflies and taking a picture of them to commemorate the moment of HOPE. I hope you will join me in catching the fireflies and post your picture on Facebook or send it to me. Please forward this event to everyone of your Facebook friends. Thank you!!!
We would love to let Morgan's family know how many people around the world are thinking of Morgan and sending positive thoughts of HOPE to help bring Morgan home! If there are no fireflies in your area, please spend a moment to think of Morgan and her family, and light a candle if you are able.
To find out more about Morgan and see the amazing
good work Morgan's mother does every day,
please visit http://www.morgannickfoundation.com/
Please take some time to speak with the children in your life about safety. Education is key to combating crimes against children. You can find helpful publications on this at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s website: www.missingkids.com. Consider enrolling your kids in a self-defense/empowerment course so they have knowledge about how to protect themselves, no matter what their age. Catching fireflies is such an iconic childhood pleasure- let’s work together to keep all children safe and joyful!
Thank you my friends!!
To those of you who participated in this event last year- Thank You!! Your thoughts, prayers, best wishes and pictures meant more to this family than words can say.
I have met Abby a few times through the National Center for Mising and Exploited Children at their annual Ride for Missing Children.
Abby's son was recovered and a succesful young man today. My sister remains missing. To have a loved one goes missing creates an unexplainable bond...
If you have words of encouragement for Morgan Nick's family, please leave in a comment below. If you are able to join us in lighting Morgan's way home by fireflies...post your pictures on Facebook and link it to "Fireflies for Morgan" and if you can, me to so I can see the light shining.