Rachel was such a beautiful soul and I know she is watching over all of us.   I realize that doesn’t diminish the pain and heartache of losing her from this earth.  But there are two things I believe that comfort me about her passing and hopefully will provide some comfort to you at this stage.  The first one is that

I believe in eternal life which is forever, and we will get united with those we love so dearly, so our life here, in that perspective is just a little blip on the radar screen.  Secondly, I am convinced that God calls the great ones home early as their reward for living their life so well here on earth and to remind us that life is fragile, and we need to cherish it. I lost my mom to breast cancer at the age of 12 and my dad died from colon cancer when I was 42.  Coming to these realizations helped me with my own struggles of grief and losing those I loved so deeply way too soon.

You are constantly in my thoughts and prayers.