Our family had a very difficult year in 2011. We had many losses and many challenges. Each day is a precious, precious gift and I have learned to love every minute of my life, good or bad. On September 13, 2011 Norman David Simmons passed away at the Hospice Home in Dobson. My children had a very special relationship with their Granddaddy and Hunter talks about missing him so much on a weekly basis. He was a generous man that was loved by many and blessed us with 2 very special children. I know he and Linda are together again. May they both rest in peace.