Rachel, you are LOVED for playing a special role in my childhood even up to now. When I moved to Silver Spring, you were one of my first and only friends. You always shared a passion for communication and friendship, which created a haven of love and respect. You’ve always championed the underdog and have been a believer in second chances. It warms my heart that during space and time, you support my work with genuine praise and interest. It is beautiful to see how you are a mother of two girls who are around the same age that we were when we met. It always amazes me how things come full circle. From middle school to high school to motherhood and now, I take the opportunity while we are both alive and well to let you know that you are LOVED and mean a lot to me!