She leaves behind two little girls she loved more than anything, Katie, who turns 3 on New Year’s Eve, and Ellie, who was born June 21.
We met in August 2004 and were married on October 8, 2005. She had just turned 35 and I was a few weeks shy of 40 but neither of us had been married before. We shared religious and political worldviews but very different personalities. She was extroverted, sunny, and patient to my introverted, grumpy, and antsy. I almost certainly got the better of that bargain.
Kim was my partner, helpmate, and confidante. Her passing leaves a gaping hole in my life.
I can't fathom losing my partner, helpmate and confidante. I just can't.
Heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the Joyner family and especially to James. May God's peace and presence be theirs as they grieve, may God welcome Kim and grant her eternal rest.