The pain of losing a loved one is unbearable. And, yet sometimes we find comfort in the little things they leave behind. From personal belongings to text messages, such memories help us get through our sorrows.
Like, recently, a man battling coronavirus left a heartfelt farewell message for his wife and kids. Jonathan ‘Jon’ Coelho, husband, and father of two, passed away at a hospital in Connecticut after battling coronavirus for a month, reports News18.
I hate this time apart so much. The days are long and lonely. But we love you so much. There can be no other ending…
Jon, who had tested positive for coronavirus in March, had initially self quarantined himself at home. However, when things got worse, doctors had put him on a ventilator. But they were hopeful that he’d recover as he was showing signs of improvement. However, he had a cardiac arrest caused by the virus which he could not survive.
Sadly, his wife Katie reached the hospital after he was gone. However, she wasn’t aware of her late husband’s note. Katie was gathering his belongings when she came across his phone and found the note Jon had left for her.
“I love you guys with all my heart and you’ve given me the best life I could have ever asked for. I am so lucky it makes me so proud to be your husband and the father to Braedyn and Penny,” he wrote in his note, reports The Sun.
He also wrote that his wife was the most beautiful, caring, and nurturing person he had ever met in his life.
“You are truly one of a kind. Make sure you live life with happiness and that same passion that made me fall in love with you,” he wrote.
He mentioned that Katie is the best mother to his kids and that if she ever finds love she shouldn’t hold back. He also left heartfelt notes for 2-year-old Braedyn and 10-month-old Penelope.
“Let Braedyn know he’s my best bud and I’m proud to be his father and for all the amazing things he’s done and continues to do. Let Penelope know she’s a princess and can have whatever she wants in life.”
Jon and Katie’s friend said that they were college sweethearts who got married in 2013. However, things weren’t easy for them as their son was born with neurological problems. Jon, who was the only bread earner of the family, worked at the courthouse that was considered an essential service. He reportedly came in contact with someone who had the virus. Katie said her husband was the happiest when he was with the kids. RIP Jon. Our love and prayers are with your family.