This past week has been a hard week. One of my very good friends past away. Yes Glen was 74 but his age never slowed down our friendship. Glen and his wife Jeanie always wondered what was wrong with me cuz I would much rather hang out with them than with the young kids. I met Glen and Jeanie on my first trail ride with the Monroe County Saddle Club. Glen amazed me with his talent with his hooks. If you never saw Glen's hooks sticking out from under his shirt you would have never even known that he had no arms. I was 12 and fascinated. I was nervous being around all these new ppl and new horses and mules that i clung by my dad. Glen had some power of attracting ppl toward him and within the first 20 mins i was his buddy thru the whole ride. From that day forward Glen was the man i rode with every Sunday. He was so much fun he always had the funniest jokes to tell. I wouldn't always get them right away. He never made fun of me he would wait a couple mins and see if I got it and if not he would explain it. That way I could really laugh at the joke not just laugh cuz everyone else was. lol Glen was my very 1st date and my parents let me go!! We went to the Albia Demolition Derby I really think it might have been one of my best dates ever!! I'm very glad that was my first. Most of my best riding memories are over in Harvey riding with Glen and Jeanie it was always a history lesson of Harvey and a history of Glen and Jeanie's lives. Their love for each other has made me believe love forever CAN happen. I know its going to with me and Tyler. Glen and Jeanie are the ones that have really shown me that it can happen. No matter what the circumstance was...... No matter what struggle was...... If Glen needed something......... If Jeanie needed something it was never a question the other one knew before the other one even had to say it. One story I always loved hearing from Jeanie was about the time she was in 3rd grade and she cut Glens picture out and told him she was going to marry him. That story always makes me smile cuz it reminds me so much of how Tyler and I are. When I was 14 was the very first time I ever met Tyler. I mean I had defiantly heard about him he had the fastest car in the surrounding towns. But the night I met him I was with my boyfriend at the time and when we left
Tyler called him and asked "Who was that girl with you?"
My Boyfriend: My Girlfriend! Why?
Tyler: Tell her she is beautiful.
I love this picture this is really the smiles they both always have on their faces.