Rachel’s lovely life

My friend Rachel passed away yesterday.

I only got to know her earlier this year, through our blogs and through a lovely train of emails that I’ve just read back through.  She was so caring, thoughtful, generous and loving.  I admired her immensely for the way she dealt with recurrent cancer (breast and eventually brain cancer) and the way she cherished her little family.  In one of her emails she said: “I love how you ‘get’ the love for our girls, it’s so intense when you fear for your life, their beauty and innocence is simply magnified and I love being able to see it.”

I’ve thought of her so often over the last few weeks and I just realised I only emailed her yesterday morning to wish her Merry Christmas.

I only just got to know you Rachel and I’ll miss you and your wise, funny, beautiful words.

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