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Kimberly Webb Joyner, 1970 to 2011
Outside the Beltway ^ | Sunday, November 27, 2011 | James Joyner

Posted on 11/28/2011 2:06:06 AM PST by DetroitRight

This is a day old, but the site was down and I was unable to share it.

My wife, Kimberly Webb Joyner, died this morning in her sleep from unknown causes. She was 41.

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.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: family; kids; restinpeace; rip

1 posted on 11/28/2011 2:06:16 AM PST by DetroitRight
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To: DetroitRight

That’s sad, but strokes aren’t uncommon in women of that age. I would bet that that’s what happened to her.


2 posted on 11/28/2011 2:20:24 AM PST by Strk321
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To: DetroitRight

My deepest condolences. You and your daughters will be in my prayers.


3 posted on 11/28/2011 2:22:29 AM PST by sayuncledave (et Verbum caro factum est (And the Word was made flesh))
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To: DetroitRight

So sorry, I’ll pray for you and your family.

Cindie


4 posted on 11/28/2011 2:37:54 AM PST by gardencatz (I'm lucky enough to live, walk & breathe among heroes! I am the mother of a US Marine!)
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To: DetroitRight

I am so, so very sorry. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and the girls. My very deepest condolences.


5 posted on 11/28/2011 3:00:19 AM PST by I_be_tc
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To: DetroitRight

OH NO, I am so sorry

God Bless and keep Kimberly, and hold you all in his presence.


6 posted on 11/28/2011 3:16:32 AM PST by silverleaf (common sense is not so common- voltaire)
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To: DetroitRight

I am sorry for your loss.

Prayers for you and yoru family.


7 posted on 11/28/2011 3:53:15 AM PST by Dacula (When life gives you lemons, make apple juice and have people wonder how the hell you did it.)
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To: Dacula

yoru = your


8 posted on 11/28/2011 3:53:40 AM PST by Dacula (When life gives you lemons, make apple juice and have people wonder how the hell you did it.)
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To: DetroitRight

Prayers up for you and yours. May our Holy Father wrap Kimberly in His arms and ease the pain for you and your girls.


9 posted on 11/28/2011 3:56:13 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: DetroitRight

All Is Well

Death is nothing at all, I have only slipped into the next room
I am I and you are you
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.
Call me by my old familiar name,
Speak to me in the easy way which you always use
Put no difference in your tone,
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household world that it always was,
Let it be spoken without effect, without the trace of shadow on it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was, there is unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near,
Just around the corner.
All is well.

Henry Scott Holland (27 January 1847 – 17 March 1918)


10 posted on 11/28/2011 4:07:24 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: DetroitRight
Prayers for you and your family...

Mike

11 posted on 11/28/2011 4:08:52 AM PST by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: DetroitRight
Prayers for you and your family...

Mike

12 posted on 11/28/2011 4:08:58 AM PST by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: DetroitRight

I’m so sorry for your loss.


13 posted on 11/28/2011 4:12:38 AM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: DetroitRight

I am assuming that since you are from Michigan and the author of this article is from Virginia that you are not the same person. You should have specified that in your original comment because people are offering their condolences and prayers thinking you lost your wife.


14 posted on 11/28/2011 4:15:33 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: DetroitRight

How sad.


15 posted on 11/28/2011 4:21:02 AM PST by samtheman
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To: DetroitRight

I am terribly sorry for your loss. May God’s healing and peace be with you and your two precious little girls.


16 posted on 11/28/2011 4:33:19 AM PST by MNGal
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To: DetroitRight

May God bless and hold our sister, Kimberly. May He wrap His loving arms around her husband and beautiful girls giving them comfort, strength and love. May Kimberly’s family feel God’s presence. In This I Pray. Amen.


17 posted on 11/28/2011 4:50:25 AM PST by momtothree
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To: Strk321

My first wife was two weeks short of her 42nd birthday when she died of
a heart attack.


18 posted on 11/28/2011 5:16:27 AM PST by reg45 (I'm not angry that Lincoln freed the slaves. I'm angry that Franklin Roosevelt bought them back.)
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To: DetroitRight

I cannot imagine your pain. My condolences for your terrible loss :(


19 posted on 11/28/2011 5:34:38 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: DetroitRight

God be with you all.


20 posted on 11/28/2011 5:38:44 AM PST by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: DetroitRight

I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers that Kimberly is in God’s loving arms and prayers of comfort for you and your beautiful daughters.


21 posted on 11/28/2011 5:52:49 AM PST by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: DetroitRight

I’m very sorry to hear that.


22 posted on 11/28/2011 6:30:19 AM PST by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: mbynack

Um, guys?

I’m not James Joyner!

I run another blog. But I posted it here for James.

Yes, it is sad and yes, James is a very nice man.

Just an FYI.... :)


23 posted on 11/28/2011 9:03:38 AM PST by DetroitRight
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To: DetroitRight

RIP.


24 posted on 11/28/2011 10:08:30 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I’ve known Kim on and off for more than 20 years. Great lady. She not only loved her family but she loved her country too. My condolences go out to James and their family.


25 posted on 11/28/2011 3:16:07 PM PST by TNCMAXQ
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To: Portcall24
I lost a son 6 years ago.

This poem helps.

26 posted on 12/10/2011 11:54:19 AM PST by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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