Bode Miller breaks down over having an Easter basket for his daughter nearly a year after her death

The couple appeared in a taped segment on Thursday's episode of Today, where they shared how they continue to remember Emmy, nearly one year after her accidental drowning.

Natalie Morales sat down with Bode, an Olympic skier, and Morgan, stating, "I know holidays are especially [hard]. She had an Easter basket?"

"Yeah," Bode confirmed through tears that they had an Easter basket for their late daughter, who was 19 months old at the time of her death.

"She is still very much a part of this family," Morgan agreed.

Bode called life after Emmy "a learning process" for his and Morgan's family -- which include their two children, Nash, 3, and Easton, 6 months, as well as Bode's children from previous relationships, Neesyn, 11, and Sam, 6 -- but confirmed that Emmy is "definitely still around."

While the whole family is still mourning the tragic loss, welcoming Easton into the world four months after Emmy died made things a little bit better.

"[He's helped us] so much," Morgan said of Easton. "And even though it's not gonna fill that hole, it adds that much more love. And that is a blessing. And for the kids to be able to experience that love again and life after death, it's a way to heal."

Following Emmy's accidental drowning, Bode and Morgan have made water safety their No. 1 priority. So much so that they're advocating for pediatricians to discuss the topic with parents and even recently started little Easton in water safety lessons.

"Being a parent is inherently scary. You're worried about your food or your screen time or whatever, but the No. 1 thing that can take your child -- where none of that stuff is relevant -- is drowning," Bode explained. "... I'm hoping that the pediatrician says, 'Do you have a plan? And are you doing the right stuff?'" 

"As parents, one of the things that we know is our job [is] to prepare for the situation and not the situation for the child," Morgan added. "And this is one of those things where water is the most dangerous situation that they can encounter. And it is 100 percent unavoidable. 100 percent. Water is everywhere." 

For Morgan, the water lessons that Easton began earlier this month -- which are 10 minutes, five days a week, and last one month -- seem a little price to pay to prevent such a tragedy from happening twice.

"I think if you talk to any parent who's lost a child to drowning, the research that you start to do, where I saw 6-month-old babies and 1-year-olds and 16-month-olds, 19-month-olds swimming, that could've been Emmy. That should've been Emmy," Morgan said while getting choked up. "And it was that easy to commit to one session of what we're doing now. It would've changed everything." 

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Olympic skier Bode Miller poses after an interview in New York June 15, 2015. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
America's Bode Miller, skiing in only his second World Cup season, skis to 8th place from a 43rd start position in the men's World Cup giant slalom November 20. The surprise finish was a personal best for the 21 year old from Franconia, NH, and the best U.S. time. Stephan Eberharter of Austria won the event. RTW/LJM/JDP
Bode Miller of the USA celebrates after winning the World Cup men's giant slalom race in Val d'Isere, December 9, 2001 in a total time of two minutes 36.02 seconds. Frederic Covili of France placed second and Stephan Eberharter of Austria was third. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier RP/
Bode Miller of the United States slams his way through a gate on his way to a silver medal in the men's combined downhill skiing at the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games, February 13, 2002 in Snowbasin. Miller had a total time of three minutes, 17.84 seconds to win the silver medal in the combined competition. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich JRB/HB
Italian Davide Simoncelli skis to his second place in the men's World Cup Giant Slalom at Alta Badia December 22, 2002. U.S. skier Bode Miller won in two minutes 33.81 ahaed of Simoncelli and Austrian Christian Mayer. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini AEM/
Kjetil Andre Aamodt of Norway bites his bronze medal after the Combined event at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in St. Moritz on February 6, 2003. Bode Miller of the United States won the gold medal in a total time of three minutes, 18.41 seconds ahead of the Norwegians Lasse Kjus and Kjetil Andre Aamodt. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini LE/WS
Bode Miller, of the United States, pushes out of the start gate to take his first run as the FIS Men's World Cup Downhill training began in Lake Louise, Canada, November 26, 2003. Lake Louise Winterstart will host the men's first downhill of the season on November 29. Miller posted a time of 1.51:10. REUTERS/Mike Blake MB/GN
Bode Miller of the U.S. smiles after placing second in the men's Alpine skiing World Cup slalom in Adelboden, Switzerland, February 8, 2004. REUTERS/Marcus Gyger PLA/CR/
Bode Miller of the United States leans on his skis after he placed first in the Men's World Cup Super-G in Lake Louise, Alberta November 28, 2004. Miller had a time of one minute, 28.18 seconds. Austrian skier Hermann Maier was second and teammate Michael Walchhofer was third. REUTERS/Andy Clark AC
Bode Miller of the U.S. concentrates before the third training session in the men's Alpine skiing World Cup downhill in Chamonix, French Alps, January 7, 2005. Miller clocked the second best time. Mont Blanc is seen in the background.
Miller of the US smiles as he poses with his gold medal after winning the men's Super-G race at the Alpine World Ski Championships in Bormio. Bode Miller of the U.S. smiles as he poses with his gold medal after winning the men's Super-G race at the Alpine Ski World Championships in the northern Italian resort of Bormio January 29, 2005. Miller won the race ahead of Austria's Michael Walchhofer who placed second and Austria's Benjamin Raich who came in third position. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
Bode Miller of the US skis with one ski only during the men's combined downhill at the Alpine World Ski Championships in Bormio. Bode Miller of the US skis with one ski only during the men's combined downhill at the Alpine World Ski Championships in Bormio February 3, 2005. Miller, the overall Ski World Cup leader did not finish the race. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
Last year's ski World Cup overall championship winner Bode Miller of the U.S. talks during a news conference in the Tyrolean ski resort of Soelden, Austria October 20, 2005. The alpine ski World Cup starts on the Rettenbach-glacier in Soelden on Saturday. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler
Bode Miller of the U.S. leaves the start house during the first training run for the men's Olympic downhill race at the Torino 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Sestriere, Italy, February 9, 2006. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
Bode Miller of the U.S. passes a pole during the first slalom leg of the men's Olympic combined race at the Torino 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Sestriere, Italy February 14, 2006. Miller was disqualified after straddling a gate in the first leg of the slalom. The leaderboard initially showed the American overall World Cup champion nearly one second ahead of Austrian world champion Benjamin Raich after the first leg but television replays showed he had straddled the 42nd gate and he was disqualified. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
Bode Miller of the United States smiles in the finish area after the second day's training session in the Men's Downhill World Cup in Val Gardena, northern Italy December 14, 2006. Switzerland's Didier Cuche clocked the best time ahead of his team mate Ambrosi Hoffman. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi (ITALY)
Bode Miller of the U.S. sits on the chair lift after the third practice of the men's Alpine skiing World Cup downhill race at the Lauberhorn in Wengen January 10, 2008. Miller finished on the first place ahead of Manuel Osborne Paradis of Canada and Klaus Kroell of Autria. REUTERS/Pascal Lauener (SWITZERLAND)
Bode Miller of the United States is airborne during the first practice for the Alpine Skiing World Cup downhill race in Kitzbuehel January 15, 2008. REUTERS/Michael Leckel(AUSTRIA)
Two-time skiing World Cup overall champion Bode Miller answers a question at a media conference in Los Angeles, California September 24, 2009. Miller announced he is rejoining the U.S. Ski Team and will compete on the Audi FIS World Cup in hope of qualifying in his fourth Olympic Winter Games. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES SPORT SKIING OLYMPICS)
Bronze medallist Bode Miller of the U.S. waves during the medal ceremony for the men's Alpine skiing downhill competition at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, British Columbia, February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Issei Kato (CANADA)
Bode Miller of the U.S. misses a gate during the first leg of the men's World Cup slalom skiing race in Val d'Isere, French Alps, December 12, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Pratta (FRANCE - Tags: SPORT SKIING)
U.S. skier Bode Miller attends a news conference in the Tyrolean ski resort of Soelden October 20, 2011. The alpine ski World Cup opens with a women's and a men's Giant slalom onBS the upcoming weekend in Soelden. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger (AUSTRIA - Tags: SPORT SKIING HEADSHOT)
Bode Miller of the the U.S. skis during the men's Alpine Skiing World Cup Downhill race on the Kandahar course in Garmisch-Partenkirchen January 26, 2012. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay (GERMANY - Tags: SPORT SKIING)
Olympic alpine skier Bode Miller poses for a portrait during the 2013 U.S. Olympic Team Media Summit in Park City, Utah September 30, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SKIING PORTRAIT)
Bode Miller of the U.S. goes airborne in the first training session for the men's alpine skiing downhill event during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center February 6, 2014. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT SKIING)
Bode Miller of the U.S. skis during the third training session for the men's alpine skiing downhill event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Alpine Center February 8, 2014. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT SKIING)
Bode Miller (R) of the U.S. stands next to his wife Morgan after finishing the downhill run of the men's alpine skiing super combined event during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center in Rosa Khutor February 14, 2014. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger (RUSSIA - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT SKIING)
Bode Miller of the U.S. speeds down in the men's Super G competition during the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup finals in the Swiss ski resort of Lenzerheide March 13, 2014. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich (SWITZERLAND - Tags: SPORT SKIING)
Feb 5, 2015; Beaver Creek, CO, USA; Bode Miller of the United States kisses his wife Morgan Beck after crashing during the men's Super G in the FIS alpine skiing world championships at Birds of Prey Racecourse. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports
Olympic skier Bode Miller poses after an interview in New York June 15, 2015. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Former Olympic gold medal winner Alpine skier Bode Miller smiles during an interview in Innsbruck, Austria, January 3, 2018. REUTERS/Philip O'Connor
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