Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Thank you (Guest blogger - Micki)

I know it's been a while since I've posted and I told several people that I would keep updating Rachel's blog (I will continue to post).  It's not possible to put into words how I feel now, without my best friend and sister.  Getting back into the work routine was difficult, Rachel was part of my day.  When I had a few free moments I would call and check on her or she would text me something funny or ask if I was going to visit her.  The weekends as well are not the same, we would call each other if a stupid movie was on, that is, if we weren't together watching one or taking Iris and Vera somewhere or just sitting and talking.   Actually, nothing is the same. 

My post tonight was to thank everyone for their kind words and generous acts during Rachel's battle and beyond.  From Facebook friends and loyal readers of her blog to family and close friends and even strangers;  people writing letters & cards and encouraging thoughts to Rachel,  bringing food, donating to Rachel's charities, driving hours, flying across the states, sending care packages, presents for Iris & Vera, bake sales, organizing suppers, creating awareness about Lynch Syndrome, collecting money, organizing fundraisers, donating airline miles, lighting a candle, saying a prayer, sitting with her and holding her hand.  Rachel was always so overwhelmed by the kindness of people, during this process I know how it feels to being on the receiving end of such generosity.  Thank you again - our families appreciate your thoughtfulness.



  1. I didn't know Rachel personally but I find myself visiting her Facebook page more than I do the pages of the people I've known for years. Her story has touched my life more than I could have ever imagined. My heart aches for her daughters, her husband, and for your whole family. Rachel will always be an inspiration to me and I hope to be a better mother/friend/person because of her.

  2. I was looking at Rachel's picture with her girls only yesterday. I know how much you miss her, and Micki that will always be as my husband and son passed away several years ago and I still miss them very much. Thank you for updating, I hope all is going well for her girls. Hang in there Micki, acceptance will come and you will adjust to your new normal.

  3. Hi Micki, thanks for the update. Happy Birthday today 01/31/12 to Rachel. Because of Rachel's inspiration I have started my own blog walswords.blogspot.com I would love for you to drop by anytime. Truly your sister, mother, daughter and friend has touched more people than you could wildly imagine. Love to you all xx Juanita

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