This page is dedicated in loving memory of Rachael
Born - March 31, 1982
Went home to God July 30, 1998.

We are connected,
my child and I,
By an invisible cord
Not seen by the eye.

It's not like the cord
That connects us 'til birth
This cord can't be seen
By any on Earth.

This cord does it's work
Right from the start.
It binds us together
Attached to my heart.

I know that it's there
Though no one can see
The invisible cord
From my child to me.

The strength of this cord
Is hard to describe.
It can't be destroyed
It can't be denied.

It's stronger than any cord
Man could create
It withstands the test
Can hold any weight.

And though you are gone,
Though you're not here with me,
The cord is still there
But no one can see.

It pulls at my heart
I am bruised...I am sore,
But this cord is my lifeline
As never before.

I am thankful that God
Connects us this way
A mother and child
Death can't take it away!

'Author Unknown'

If anyone knows the author of this inspirational poem, I would
appreciate you emailing me with the author's name so that I  can
place the appropriate credit on this page.

Rachael was the loving daughter of Tammy and Jon
and loving sister and friend to Laura and Joseph.
Rachael was just 16 years of age
when she was killed by a drunk driver
who put her in the path of a semi truck.

The male driver was 3x times the legal limit
at the time this fatal accident occurred,
and Rachael's life was cut short.

Rachael loved life, to be involved
in the community, and learning new crafts.
Rachael was an active member of her
High School Marching band,
and loved marching.
She was also involved in the local 4h
where she entered several events,
her favorite was ceramics and she
loved making Dolphins.

Rachael had been taking German lessons
for 3 years and on her senior year
was already planning a trip to Europe
with her German class.

Please, if you drink - don't drive.
Our children deserve the right to be safe
and their life's dreams to become reality.

This beautiful poem was written by
Rachal's Grandmother, Nancy.

~ Rachael ~

Rachael, my first born
I will always love you
Our tie will never be torn
And when I meet with you in heaven
All things will become new.

Until then, rest easy
And I will try to carry on
Through the evenings and dawn
My daytimes, too, will forever
remain in touch with you.
And because in my heart
with God we will never be apart.

I will stay with you, Dear,
Your beautiful blue eyes,
your blonde hair will help
to soften my cries.

From your Granny with love.

This little prayer is for you Rachael

The light of God surrounds you,
The love of God enfolds you,
The power of God protects you,
The presence of God watches over you
Wherever you are, God is!

Rest in God's arms, my dear Rachael.
Until we meet again.
~ Mom ~


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