(Author’s note: I have been in the hospital for 2 months, so this completely slipped by me. I’m publishing it today, but Jonathan’s birthday was November 11th)
Today would have been my friend Becky’s oldest son’s 33rd birthday. Jonathan left us much too soon (a car accident in 2001), but he left lots of great memories behind for those who loved him best.
One of the things that his family ran across while looking for things to include in his memorial service was a poem that he had written in one of his classes about a leaf falling to the ground. It gave them great comfort, and ever since then whenever Autumn rolls around I like to think that Jonathan is surrounding everyone who knew and loved him with his presence.
Every time I hear this song, I think about Jonathan and his family:
(“Autumn Leaves” sung by Eva Cassidy is available in CD and MP3 formats)