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Letter From Jennifer Potts



To our dear Walking Horse family,

 

         Its been a tough year; As the Thanksgiving draws closer and Christmas following, there's no better time to be thankful and count your blessings.

         Much to my own dismay, this letter is long overdue, but I suppose better late than never.  I had sat down to write this letter months ago and couldn't do it at the time.

         Our love and thanks goes out to each and every one within our walking horse family.  The calls, cards, flowers, thoughts and prayers received concerning Mom's (Sherry Oxford's) passing were tremendous and certainly weren't unnoticed or unappreciated.

         Sherry fought a battle that would've gotten the best of most of us before it finally broke through her spirit and smile.  She fought hard and long and always with a smile on her face.  But on that 8th day in June, a mother, daughter, sister, friend and photographer was called on to a better place.

         I can't begin to thank everyone who helped Mom and our family throughout the past year and a half.  Without the determination of Susan Coleman, Dr. William Reid and staff, Tammy Keogh and the nurses of Williamson County Medical Center's oncology ward, I'm not sure that we would have been as blessed to have Sherry as long as we did.

         There are so many others, we can't begin to thank them all, but to the following people, we send out a very special thank you: Brother Steve and Diane Murphee, Randall Ferguson, Midland Heights Baptist Church, Tanya Hopper, Cindy Vannatta, Marilyn Ware, Mike Volner, Jamel Jeansonne, Brenda Carlon, Debbie Myers, the Dick Peebles family, the Dan Miller family, Rhea Ellen Webb, the Scott Beal family, Valerie Smith and the Alabama Ladies Auxiliary, Chuck Williamson, Larry and Margaret McLaughlin, Samantha Kovalick / Tony Rice Horse Show, the Herbert Derickson family, Dr. Ray Caughman, Nancy Cain, the Joel Weaver family, Kyle Winters, June Hawkins, Kelley Weaver, Joe and Janice Fostek, Christy Parsons and the staffs of the Walking Horse Report, Voice and Scoop.  Our family is forever grateful for your selflessness.

         There's no way to thank everyone individually.  All I can offer is our sincerest thank you to each and every one from my family and I.  To the horse show managers, thanks for hanging in there with us this year and for your understanding.  To everyone, I can't say thank you enough for everything.

I am very proud our family is a part of an industry that pours energy into helping one another in tough times.

         Best wishes for a blessed holiday season.

 

With Warmest Regards,

Jennifer Potts,

Carl, Nikki & Natasha Johnson

David Oxford & family

 

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