One of the nicest things that can be experienced by parents who've given up
children to Heaven
is to come across old items, memorabilia or photos that we didn't know or recall
that we had.
Below are some surprise finds from today, April 23, 2006. The quality of the
photos isn't all that great....but my girl is in them.
Most of these finds are from her years of involvement with a local church youth
That's her with her knees in the isle of the church bus, about the fourth seat from
the front of the pic.
Here are several pics taken from our former
church, with the yellow arrow pointing at my girl.
I think she saw the photographer taking pics, at
this point. Dad was gettin' down on the bass.
I know these are repetetive, but, hey, they're
pics of Rachael. Only those
viewing these pics who have also lost a child can truly understand.
Here, she is part of the praise and worship team
singing on stage.
Isn't she beautiful?
Here, she's in the back-middle.
Circling up for prayer before all us parents
send our kids off to Mexico on a
mission trip with church youth.
playing ring-around-the-rose in
Mexico...Rachael's in the tie-dye shirt
on the church bus that can only go
55mph...aaaaaaaall the way to Mexico and back
girls from youth on the trip...(tie-dye shirt in
Here, she's on the far left
Her brother, Ed, is playing Satan in this youth
and she's to his immediate right, playing one of his demons.
all 3, arm in arm, during a youth outreach
She's the one in the hooded-robed outfit as part
of another youth outreach drama
Pizza after church
This is an old, way-back shot of our former
church's praise and worship team.
Rachael's in the middle-back.
Another shot from the same era. Here,
she's in the back by herself at a microphone.
Prom night. A photo taken with her twin
Her boyfriend, Andrew.
Another pic taken during an outing on the lake,
similar to a pic on page 13.
The twins graduate from high school.
a happy camper with her first real paycheck