Although I had know Jim all my life, growing up in the same town with a lot of the same friends - God put us together as a couple in 1998. We became inseparable and intertwined our families together probably better than most married couples.
We both understood, and often discussed, our families - events,
both good and bad.
There was a total trust of what each other needed, when to laugh, when to cry,
when to be mad, when it mattered and when it didn't.
It was so easy that we both knew it was God's plan.
I had ridden horses all my life and Jim encouraged me to start barrel racing -
the sport he loved so much.
He helped me start my trail horse, Sonny, and it was not long before I was hooked.
He always encouraged me with positive feedback and gentle, kind patience.
He taught me to hook up and pull my own trailer and never once tried to keep me from being independent. We could be at shows together and hang out with our buddies with no worries of where each other was or what we were thinking -
always knowing we would be back in the truck together again.
Thank you Jim,
for all the fun, the memories, for treating me like a queen, for loving my family,
for all the miles we traveled together, for your giving and never taking,
for helping me with my horses, for your smile, for your jokes, for "loving me".
You will always be in my heart and never forgotten.
I thank God every day for the time I had with you.
"Your Cowboy Sweetheart"