We met Barbara and Tom when they moved next door to us in Miami Lakes. Barbara and I could not stop talking over the fence. She talked me into joining the health club and I would only go every other day, while she would go every day, sometimes even twice. She was such an inspiration and I wanted to be like her. She was beautiful, athletic, smart, and creative. I still remember her "pink" kitchen. We got to know a lot of their family that came to visit. She became the sister I never had.
When we moved to Cooper City, we were so excited that they also moved there soon after. But then they moved again, and again. Every house they had was more and more beautiful. She had such an eye for design and color.
We were sad to hear that they were going back to Bellingham even though it was the place she loved. We were very happy to visit and stay in that beautiful home on the hill with a gorgeous view.
Even though quite some time had passed, we picked up right where we had left off. We enjoyed great food and some glasses of wine while we talked for hours, just like the old days.
I absolutely loved it when they came to visit us in Tampa. Gave me some great ideas for color on my walls! And yes Barb you were right, green is the right color.
Again some time went by when we received the invite for Caitlin's wedding. Our little girl from next-door was all grown up! The wedding was absolutely beautiful, with obvious help from Barb.
She was the sweetest, classiest, most loving, caring, and courageous person I have ever met, and I am lucky to call her my friend.
Barbara, we love you forever and will miss you for always