Next up, Rachel:
Rachel has been there for me through moves (yes, lugging boxes!), my wedding, pregnancies and births, taking care of my toddler twins when I needed to go out of town, and helping out in emergencies (like when I ended up in the hospital with kidney stones). Even though we live in the same town, we can go weeks or months without seeing or talking to each other, but I always know I can count on her if I need to.
Somewhere in there she got married, had kids of her own, and got busy with her family life. And I like to think I was there for her too. We share some of the best and some of the worst times. My Mom and her Dad both died from cancer within two weeks of each other.
Shortly after her 40th birthday, Rachel was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. It was in her honor that I walked in the Philadelphia Breast Cancer 3 Day (60 miles) in 2008 and it was with that event that I launched this blog! Rachel is now three years cancer free!
This is the canvas I made for Rachel: