One of her high school yearbook mugshots...so pretty
In May of 2005 I received a wonderful blessing of an email
from someone who had known Rachael through a student group at the Honor Academy.
Though she didn't know Rachael closely, she was still impacted by her and, after finding
Rachael's website, learned that dad, here, was desirous of any photos anyone might
have. She then recalled that she had taken a few and sent them to me. Just no
way to describe the impact of seeing new photos of Rachael. Three of the four photos
this HA alumnus sent were taken at the Marble Slab in Tyler, where their student group
went after one of their meetings. The fourth was taken on campus after a meeting.
Kristen...thank you so very,
an attempt to hide from the camera
another attempt to hide from the camera
finally allowing a pic
can tell she got caugh off-guard in this candid
this one was just posted online (July 2005) by her ol' Honor Academy bud Adam...
he said he just found it...most grateful, Adam! may you and others find many,
another pic from an Extreme Camp activity with
her high school church youth group...a camp experience that she would later end up being a
worker for after attending the school on the same grounds
here she was late 15 or early 16
more high school church youth at our house
this was Alan's last birthday with his twin
sister...he planned months ahead of time to surprise her down in texas on their
birthday...quite a few pictures from that surprise visit are here
we had a great time that day...
Her last father's day card to
me ('03)...even more significant since it was
father's day of the following year when she was on her way home
to surprise me that she had the accident.
no way to describe what goes through me when viewing
when viewing her own handwriting...
and the card's content...
combined with her absence from this life...
what a special daughter is Rachael
and how so very, very good to me is God in having Rachael in my life
family portrait: April 1993
what would I have done differently had I known I only had 11 more years with her in
from the time of this photo?
if you have children and have not
lost a child from this life...what would YOU do differently
if you only had a limited time with a child of yours?
Live each day to the
fullest...for your children. They are worth everything.