It Would Have Been

John 1992

I never imagined myself saying this,

but if Jon had lived,

today would be his 48th birthday.


It would have been just another day to Jon,

no big deal…

another cake…one more candle.


It would have been good to say,

“Happy Birthday, Jon”…

It would have…had he lived.


But, I know he’s near…

and I know he knows…

How much we miss him.


Happy Birthday, Jon

We Love You!



8 responses to “It Would Have Been

  1. Those are very beautiful thoughts. May God comfort you in your sorrow.
    Joan Gross

  2. just know this I believe it to be more than a song one day the family will be unbroken. bless you and your family

  3. So sorry for your deep loss. When one’s child has died, their birthday becomes a very bittersweet day. “Be still and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10 Praying for you and your family.

  4. He knows…
    God bless you Bonnie and may his love see you through.
    Rebecca and Ma Chris

  5. Thank you for reminding me how precious “normal days” are. Your words and heart touched me deeply. Sending love and blessings.

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