23 April 2021
Today, in 1983, we were married in Sharp, Kentucky. Extreme Western KY in McCracken county. We were living in Paducah as I finished up university at a Murray State. My parents and sister Becky made the long trip across the state to be there with us on this day. The minister at my home church in Germantown wouldn’t marry us because you were divorced, so we asked our friend and minister Jim Tibbs in Paducah to marry us and he agreed. Our friends AE and Mary offered us their home to host the simple wedding on this cool crisp morning years ago, we were young, and excited to share our life together. Little did we know then that our life together would lead us to move..a lot!
Paducah, Louisville, Danville in Kentucky, then to Dothan, Alabama, then Fort Wayne, Indiana, then Greenville, South Carolina, then Saint Vallièr, France, then Bucharest, Romania, then Lexington, South Carolina, then Greenville, South Carolina, then Shenyang, China, then back to Greenville, SOuth Carolina…then I took your ashes to their final resting place back in Kentucky. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. I reserved my space right next to yours at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. My ashes will be placed right next to yours and I believe our souls will be reunited in heaven.
When we came back to the US and you were so sick, you took the time to write a very special note in the back of this photo..I have it here with me in France. I love you Rodney…you were right..ours was a true love story.
I will always love you Rodney. Always. You remain just behind my eyes, and always in my heart. I thank God we were put together to enjoy this time on this earth. I look forward to a heavenly reunion one day.