To the man who took Jake and myselfs future, this one is for you.. May 15th, 2016 around 1:00 am I was a happy girlfriend, happily taken by a man I had been with for 4 years. A man who is my best friend, my other half. Happily in love with this handsome man I met at a small hotel in Winfield, Ks for a motocross race, the man I first spotted when ran up and held the door for me as I was carrying in my luggage, the man little girls set on my feet while Jake set on the stairs and forced me to talk to because I thought he was so cute but didn’t have the guts to talk to, and I couldn’t be more happy they did. At 1 am I was a girlfriend who just knew that even though I was working a double, I’d go home and rest when I got off at 6:00 am, when he got home, he’d come jump on me and wake me up like he always did for Sunday family breakfast at 9:00 am. I was a girlfriend who knew one day I’d become the Mrs. Jake Kinney. We had a gorgeous home, 2 dogs who are our children and that we never left the house without, Tobi Marshall Kinney and Ryker Dakota Kinney. At 1:00 am we still had so many plans ahead, 2 children, Addilyn Rose Kinney and Brantley Dale Kinney. Though we weren’t officially engaged, we were determined on getting married Fall of 2018. At 1:00 am, OUR future was perfect. But 30 short minutes later, YOU took that perfect future with the most perfect bearded man away. My best friend was gone. 8 hours later, I’ll never forget the cry I heard from his mother as we found out the news. I’ll never forget my Facebook news feed blasted with news articles stating “Great Bend man in roll over accident”, I’ll never forget the “RIP” posts with the love of my life’s name posted next to it. You ruined not only his life, but mine. Instead of sitting happily in our living room with my man and our 2 baby boys cuddled up watching fishing shows, I’m sitting here writing this letter on my bedroom floor with tears in my eyes with 2 confused puppies not knowing where their daddy is. 2 baby boys who perk their head up still 3 months later when they hear a diesel truck, hoping its their daddy. 2 little boys who run to my phone everytime I play a video with their daddys voice in it. Instead of planning a future, I sit here knowing I’ll never get to walk down the isle and see Jakes face. I’ll never get to see his facial expression as he sees our first born. I’ll never get to see him build his dream race truck. And I’ll never get to wake up to him pulling me closer, saying “good morning my beautiful lady.” I stay strong because I know Jake would be so pissed off, and he would tell me “wipe those tears and suck it up.” Though I know you didn’t do this purposely, and I understand accidents happen, you tried to take his pride and dignity and blame him in attempt to save yourself. To the man who took my future, the love of my life, Tobi and Rykers daddy, and my world from me, I will see you soon. I will see you and look you in the eye every single court date, I hope you can see the pain you caused, and the lives you effected. Take care.
– Mrs. Jaden Michelle Kinney
Please never drink and drive, you never know the lives you will effect and the damage that’s possible when you get behind the wheel.