|September 13, 2012
My Dearest Joe
I am so sorry that I missed our anniversary date of when we first met, September 13.....it has been such a long time since I've had the privilege of looking into your puppy brown eyes and seeing you smile at me through them. I long to hear you say, "But Pretty I lubbya"....and then that incredible smile you would give me!
So much has happened in the lives of those that love you and miss you! Life has continued forward and demands has consumed us in so many ways but forever Joe Wayne you shall be fresh and alive in our hearts and souls. No matter the demands, no matter the length of time, you will always be in our thoughts. Every day that I drive through this city that I live, I am reminded of you ...all those KCS trains blowing their horns straight into the corner of my heart that is reserved for one Joe Wayne Rhodes! Sometimes I smile and sometimes I cry.....
Remembering this Saturday morning the first time you slipped me on the train with you ...what an incredible night and as always when doing wrong...you usually get caught and we almost got caught...remember the train derailed that night! Smiling Big Time right now!
I know our life together was not a "musical to dance to" but I choose to remember all the good times, the fun times, and the glorious times! < We danced in our own ways > Jerry Sommers, Mark and Ruby, Patrick, and Joe Henry....oh my we cannot forget Joe Henry. He was just as much a part of us as we were......cruising at night with the tops off and Ozzy blaring to the sleeping ones in the neighborhood! We all were on cloud 9.....and then our only two pets we ever had: Mister and Leonard ! I could go on and on but I must close now, Hunter man has a football game and it is a must to be there to watch this little man play ball.
I love you Joe, miss you terribly and forever and one more day I shall be your Pretty!