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.