Jason Rosenthal, Author of “My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me” to Headline Each Moment Matters Luncheon

We are thrilled to announce author, public speaker and lawyer, Jason B. Rosenthal, as our featured speaker for the 2023 Each Moment Matters Luncheon. While Jason is incredibly accomplished in a variety of areas, he is most widely known for being the subject of an essay written by his wife, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, called You May Want to Marry My Husband. This essay went viral when it appeared ten days before Amy’s death in the New York Times’ “Modern Love” column. In it, his wife encouraged her husband to go on and find happiness after she was gone. Jason followed Amy’s essay by writing the book My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me. In it he describes what came next: his commitment to respecting Amy’s wish, even as he struggled with her loss. Jason’s emotional journey offers insights on dying and death and the excruciating pain of losing a soulmate and illuminates the lessons he learned.

When Amy died of ovarian cancer after 26 years of marriage, Jason got in touch with real pain causing him to reevaluate his life’s work. Now, he speaks publicly and writes about issues related to processing grief and finding hope and joy amongst the pain.

We look forward to Jason sharing his insights on the 2023 Each Moment Matters Luncheon stage on September 12, in the Hilton Anatole Chantilly Ballroom! Click here for more details.


Jason's Story: Finding the Light

Jason Rosenthal never realized how beautiful the light was. Streaming in through the kitchen window, filtering through the trees, or dancing off the reflection of skyscrapers. It took a period of terrible darkness for him to discover how light his world actually is. For Jason, mourning his wife’s death is intrinsically wrapped in celebrating not only her life, but his future. Amy left him with a choice: to remain stagnant in sorrow or to fulfill her wish for him to fill the blank space she left with new, beautiful experiences.

Jason chose the latter—to embrace a fresh start while continuing to honor their love story. But he’s learned that it shouldn’t take a devastating loss to find joy in the small things. We are all meant to live fully, now. With his common experience of coping with loss and a unique perspective on moving forward, Jason is spreading hope on a national scale and creating a message that is meant to be shared: there are many ways to grieve, but infinite ways to heal. As Jason continues to write his story, he is honest about the pain and challenges that come with moving forward. His judgement-free truth allows him to deeply connect with and encourage the people around him. Because while Jason understands that not all grief or healing looks the same, he knows that we all experience the process of letting go and starting anew. Sometimes we just need a reminder to start writing on our blank page.

For Jason, what came after Amy’s death was unbearable grief...and undeniable light. She gave him an empty space and the opportunity to fill it. To embrace the present. To live. And now Jason is passing on this gift to as many people as he can. The light that has arisen from a dark period in his life now guides him as he enters a new world as a writer and speaker, where he shines it onto a community of people working to heal, grow, and above all, experience joy. As he navigates his new life, and continues to write on his blank page, Jason inspires others to live, love and find their light.