Today is Jessica's birthday. I still think of her often-- but especially on her birthday. I remember her unrivaled enthusiasm for life. Its a trait that all who knew her remember. She was unique in the best and brightest sense of that word.
I hope that today, we can remember that brightness. Of course, I still feel sad when I think about her death. But as time passes, I try to focus more on her life. I feel that she still has much to say to all of us. Even now, she is telling us-- live life with joy, enthusiasm, and passion. Don't waste time on pettiness. Never give in to despair.
This week, take a little time to think about her. Quiet your mind. Remember.
And listen very carefully. You can still hear her speaking. Today. Now.
Visit Jessica's memorial website at: http://www.memoriam.atfreeweb.com/jessica.htm