Monday, June 25, 2012

A Life Well Lived

                      On vacation in Panama City, Fl.             
A young and beautiful Nanny Rae! This was taken while she was in the TB hospital.  She spent several years there recovering and yet she managed to smile and make the best of it.
                                     Christmas love birds!          
                                           Smokey Mountains
So full of life!

A love story worth telling!!!

 As I was looking through the pics carefully choosing the "right" ones, my job got harder and harder.  You see, it truly was a "Life Well Lived!" Anyone who knew Barbra Rae Grimes knows she was a force to be reckoned with.  Her personality was larger than life!  If you were in the same room with her you knew you were going to laugh, and probably alot!  She enjoyed having fun and being with friends and family.  She has only been gone for one is that possible?  
She faced a treacherous fight with TB as a young woman and won the fight against Breast Cancer not once, but twice!  In the end it was her heart that would fail and bring her days on this side of heaven to an end.  It was a heart that was full of love for her God, and love for her family.
She was a faithful wife, loving mother, loyal friend, and very, very proud grandmother!  
We often find ourselves reminiscing about one of her fabulous meals, re-telling one of her hilarious stories, and simply missing her.  Something funny will happen (usually with Lydia) and Mark will say, "that's something I would have told to mama."  Sometimes we cry, sometimes we laugh, but always with a greatful heart for a life well lived!

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