In Loving Memory
April 30, 1956 - November 28, 2013
On September 9, 2004 in Negril Jamaica at 12:30pm I had the honor of standing before a pastor, a couple of witnesses and our Lord and Savior - to tell the most beautiful woman that I've ever seen, that I would love her for the rest of my life. I can't say that was the best day because the next 3,364 days were just as great as that day. Being able to be married to Debbie every day was truly a blessing and she changed my life forever. She was able to show me what true happiness, kindness, forgiveness, and the true love for our Lord was all about. Being married to her was so much fun; the trips we took, the hot tub talks every night, the building of the house, the farm, and working with the cattle - all of it was hard work but having her with me made it the best time of my life. Every morning when I would head out to work she would kiss me goodbye and when I would return home she would always greet me with a kiss when I walked through the door... oh how I miss those kisses!
Everyone that truly knew Debbie would all say the same things about her - how she loved The Lord more than anything and anyone, and her love shined when no one was even looking. A lot of our conversations in the hot tub were about The Lord, heaven, and salvation. She always would tell me that she thought that The Lord wanted her to do something big like a mission trip overseas or working with the homeless or ministering to single women that were trying to get out of the bondage of spousal abuse. It didn't matter what it was, she was always thinking she was supposed to do something big for God. Well she never knew how many people she truly showed the Love of The Lord too, how many people she did help, and how many people she did save. She may not have ever went on a mission trip or to a homeless shelter but she sure did God's work BIG time in her everyday love walk.
Debbie was the perfect wife! She made me a better man just because of the love she showed me. She would forgive people when I didn't think they deserved to be forgiven and they wouldn't even have to ask. She would wake up with a huge smile and so much happiness in her heart, no matter what time it was - which made me, not usually a morning person, start my day with that smile and happiness. When I would do something wrong or stupid she would always in a very kind and loving way correct me and she always put me first.
I could go on and on about the most wonderful woman I’ve ever known! I want to live and honor her in everything that I do every single day, for the rest of my life. I will never forget what I told her on September 9, 2004 - that I would love her until the day I die.
To Debbie...I love you all the way to heaven and I miss you every minute, of every day -- I sure hope you know that just because you went home without me, I will come to see you one day and as soon as I get there and walk through the door...I want my kiss!