Have you ever met someone who just loved life? You know the “Free Spirit” kind, well that is just one thing that describes my husband Reginald “Reggie” Williams. Reggie loved his Family, serving in the Army Reserves and of course he loved “Me” but his greatest love which would always have him smiling would be to ride his Harley.
It was on a Thursday, April 24, 2008, Reggie and I put on our leather gear to ride our Harley to “Bike Nite” our weekly social gathering. Originally, I didn’t think that it was a good idea for us to go because Reggie was scheduled to work that weekend in Bryan College Station and I knew we would probably be out late. Reggie would give me a big smile and assured me that he would get his rest but he was not going to back down from going to Bike Nite.
On this particular night we stayed out a little later than usual and the night was so calm and still, it was like the perfect night for riding our Harley. As we prepared for our ride home I remembered looking at Reggie as he put on his leather gloves, helmet and glasses I gave him a kiss and told him I love him. Reggie started up the bike for our ride home. On this night Reggie decided to take the Toll Road home, I remembered holding on to my man, closing my eyes and smiling on the inside and thinking what a beautiful evening we had. Life couldn’t get any better, it was as if the night was ours and we were surrounded by darkness with the moon and the stars as our guide through the night.
On Sunday, April 27, 2008 while driving back to Austin from Bryan College Station, my husband Sgt. Reginald “Reggie” Williams was killed in a head on auto accident. I remembered when Reggie was deployed to Iraq, I prayed for his safe return and I always said a special prayer when he would ride the Harley, I never imagined that he would be killed in an auto accident. It was on that day my heart shattered and will never be complete until I see my husband and we are able to ride together in heaven forever.
Proud Widow of
Sgt. Reginald “Reggie” Williams