Saturday, May 27, 2006


Rachel Elizabeth Scher
February 17, 1981 - May 28, 2005

An unfinished life...


There are absolutely no words to express the sadness we have all felt this past year. We miss you more than we could have ever imagined. In many ways it seems like just yesterday you were taken from us, but it also feels like a lifetime ago.

Twelve months.

1/4 of Shaylyn's life.

An eternity.

But never, ever forgotten.




Blogger mizbooks said...

Les, Sending extra prayers of comfort for you as you suffer through this day of rememberance. May God hold you in His arms and dry your tears. :-(

<>< Mizbooks

6:51 PM  
Blogger Bellezza said...

She looks so lovely. I'm sure your grief is enormous at her loss.

I don't know how to overcome the pain of losing someone I love. It's the only thing I'm truly afraid of, even while I trust in God.

7:54 AM  
Blogger Les said...

Thanks for the comment, Bellezza. Yes, Rach was an absolutely gorgeous young woman, inside and out.

We'll never overcome the pain of losing her, but we won't let the grief ruin our lives. She wouldn't want that. We just keep working through it, one day at a time, learning to live and laugh again. A year ago, I never would have thought it possible, but the passage of time has helped ease the pain somewhat.

9:12 AM  
Blogger Penny said...

I am so sorry to read about your loss (found you via Atavist). I can't imagine what her little girl is going through ~ my biggest fear (I have a four year old). My prayers and love to you and your family.

9:55 PM  
Blogger Les said...

Thanks you for visiting my blog Penny, and for all the kind thoughts and words you've expressed here and on other posts.

10:05 AM  
Blogger Carrie said...


You left a lovely comment on my blog on a post about the recent loss of my Dad, so thank you and what a fitting tribute to your beautiful daughter that you channel your pain in such a powerful way through your own blog.

I cannot fathom the loss of a child. I think it must be the most unsupportable grief to bear and yet she left such a beautiful gift to you all with her sweet daughter (who looks so much like her!) and a legacy of love among your family.

I think our lives are as much shaped by someone's living as by their death, but to live as happily as we can despite the pain, must be the greatest tribute we can give them.

My sympathy for your loss

11:20 AM  
Blogger Les said...

Thanks, Carrie. I wasn't sure if you would see the comments I posted on your blogs, as several go back into your archives. I appreciate your kind thoughts, and agree with your last paragraph. We really are defined by our loss, as it changes who we are forever.

12:56 PM  
Blogger Lesley said...

I didn't know about this until just now, Les. I'm so very sorry. It is clear from her photos that Rachel was beautiful young woman, inside and out. God bless you all. x

12:44 PM  
Blogger Les said...

Lesley - Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on this blog. Obviously, I haven't posted to it in a very long time, but I do appreciate the thoughts and kind words you've shared. Thank you.

12:11 PM  

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