Last year in history this kid named Jordan was in my history class. I didnt really know him before then, but let me tell you after the first class I loved him so much. One of thee funniest guys ive ever met and always so positive. All we ever did in that class was laugh. Our teacher threatened to split us up so many times but there was no way around it. When I found out he had cancer I didnt even know how to respond. I told him from day ONE that I would be there for him and that if he needed anything, never to hesitate to call me. When football season came around I talked to him a lot during school since we had lunch together and always at the tailgates that we had for him. He just died yesterday and cancer won this round. I wish everyday that it wasnt him to get the cancer but God has a plan for everything and I believe that it was so evident in this one. My whole class of 13’ was brought together. We used to be so cliquey and no one liked each other but after tonight and us all crying together in one big group honoring Jordan, I can honestly say that I have NEVER, in all my years of knowing my peers, have felt SO CLOSE to them. I felt like for once we were all together on the same page and fighting for the same thing. Yes Jordan’s death is sad, and yes I did lose a friend, but I feel like there are so many positive lessons, memories, and connections that came out of this. American pie (his favorite song) will always give me the memories of my class finally unifying, the number 58 (which was his football number) will always flood my head with memories of all the tailgating we did to support him before every football game, and the name Jordan will always be more than just a name to me.
Jordan you will always be in my heart and give me the courage to fight through anything that this world will throw at me. It’s awesome to know that I have yet another guardian angel watching over me. I hope that you found your mom in heaven and are praising God together side by side. You will forever be the greatest spartan that has ever walked our halls and its amazing to know that you left a legacy behind. Ill see you later Jordan.