Hallelujah-Leonard Cohen Song

My mother and I had a very close relationship, and shared all aspects of our life. I was heartbroken when she died suddenly last month. I am only 24, our life together was too short, but I know she is still with me. I am not religious, but I still believe her presence is here. My mom always told me there were no coincidences, and instead they were little miracles of life.

My mother died tragically one afternoon as she was hiking on a mountain in our hometown. She fell over 40 feet. You can see this mountain from any part of our town. One day recently I was driving in our small community, and took a turn to drive on the long road we live in. The second I made the turn a song came on the radio, which also happens to be the same time the mountain comes in view. It was a song that I felt connected to during the wake, funeral, and initial grieving period."The Climb" by Miley Cyrus. A lot of people had told me to listen to it. I laughed to myself, and knew my mom was watching.

A few days after that, I was driving again, and made the same turn. The mountain immediatly caught my attention, and I stared at it. I was listening to my ipod, and when I made the turn it fell out of my lap onto the floor. I picked it up, and it made a weird noise. The song I was listening to stopped, and it started playing a new song. It was a song I didn't know was on my ipod. It was a song by my mom's favourite artist, and it was the song we had played at her funeral as she her casket left the church. "hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen. I was looking at the mountain, driving past the church, listening to this song, and I knew my mother was there with me.

I knew this wasn't a coincidence. This was a miracle of life.