Jordyn Morgan Funeral
This past week I attended the visitation for Jordyn Morgan who had passed away at the tender age of four. We had produced a special for our Youth Baseball Midwest show (#jordystrong). Featuring this family and their young daughter Jordyn who had been suffering from an illness. Visitation started at 4:00 pm on a Thursday, I arrived about 4:30 pm. The line had already formed out the door of the visitation room into the lobby of the funeral home. I was there with the guys from Game 7 Baseball, Dave and Dave, along with Mike Cremer. When I left the funeral home that evening the line had gone out the front door of the funeral home and people were still coming.
Jordyn Morgan & Baseball Community
In a day and age where we are constantly hearing stories of hatred, violence, racial tension,and political vitriol, it was comforting to see all these people from so many different backgrounds. These had come there that evening to pay their respects and give condolence to the Morgan family. The baseball community in St. Louis has been strong for as long as I can remember. You find out if it can be #jordystrong in these situations. I believe we need to look at this moment and truly think about why we have all these divisions and tensions in our society?
Jordyn and her many friends
Many of the friends and family gathered there that evening were wearing their“#jordystrong” t-shirts. I was reflecting on her short life and the moment we had with her, I find her strength something to behold. Why is it that we can put aside our differences for the sake of a little girl with special needs? Yet we see no value in putting aside our differences to simply show love and care for the sake of one another?
Jordyn Morgan and seeing the need in orthers
I live my life by my faith and would hope that we can take a lesson from Jordyn. It seems like each of us has special needs! If we can simply see the need in others regardless of race,color, or creed. Can we put aside differences and genuinely care about one another as human beings? At least that is what I take away from getting to know Jordyn Morgan.
In loving memory of Jordyn Morgan – July 17, 2014 – November 21, 2018