Rachel, my only child was in a tragic automobile accident on April 19, 2000, at the age of 23. A 1994 graduate of Clermont Northeastern High School, Clermont, Ohio, also a 1998 graduate of Eastern Ky. University, Richmond, Kentucky. Rachel, had worked very hard to get herself through college, she taught at Gallatin County School in Warsaw, Kentucky, and this was her first year teaching. She and another teacher shared driving to work. On their way to work April 19, 2000, Christina was driving that day and pulled in the path of a gravel truck. It claimed both their lives.
Rachel was so proud and enthusiastic about her job as a teacher. Rachel brought out the best in her 4th grade class. I have had numerous cards and letters from her students and parents telling me how Rachel had helped their children. I am so proud of that. For that is what Rachel would've wanted to hear. Rachel always gave of herself till it hurt. I thank God most of all for the day that Rachel gave her heart to Jesus Christ on October 4th, 1986. That gives me the comfort of knowing that she is in the arms of Jesus and dining at the Master's table. Rachel is my little Angel watching over her momma now. I want and need to feel her presence everyday. I will join her when Jesus calls my name.
Rachel, I can't wait to see your beautiful Smile once again. I didn't get to tell you goodbye and hold and kiss you before you left me and that makes me so sad. Rachel, you know how very proud I am of you. You have always been my inspiration and my light. You have always been the reason I wanted to live. Now you are the reason I want to be in heaven. Dear Lord take care of my little angel until I get there. I long to hold you in my arms once again.
- With all my love, Your Momma -
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