My friends often say “you’re so strong,” but that’s a choice for me. They aren’t with me when I drive to and from work and that special song comes on the radio. My throat tightens up and the tears stream from my eyes and all I can think about is her.
They aren’t with me when I wake up on her birthday each December, so close to Christmas, and we’re supposed to celebrate. They aren’t with me to understand how much my heart aches when I watch my two sons score touchdowns or goals or go to state and I know how much they miss her cheers and words of encouragement, and most of all her advice.
|Kylie and her brothers|
Barby Jobe Myers
Mother of Kylie Jobe – Born, Dec. 20, 1990 – Killed, March 23, 2011
The lives of Kylie and Kyle are honored each March at Run2Believe, a 5K race, held at Maize High School. Race proceeds are used to raise awareness in high schools about the dangers of drinking and driving and to support scholarships in their honor.
To read more stories about the importance of safety check out our Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day blog: http://ksdotblog.blogspot.com/