Memories that we wish to keep burning brightly can sometimes flicker and fade with the onset of time.
After the first anniversary of the death of her daughter Rachel, Rita ODwyer decided that she wanted to keep Rachels memory alive in the hearts of her children. She did so by writing this story.
Rachel’s Story is an honest and moving account of how one family dealt with the death of a child. It begins with some special memories of Rachel and goes on to describe what happened to her from the time she first got sick, to her stay in Limerick and Temple Street Hospitals and finally her death. The effect that her funeral had on the family and the way they coped with this traumatic time is also dealt with. Finally, the journey that the family have made together following the loss of a sister and daughter and their acceptance that time moves on, is movingly recounted for the reader.
Rachel’s Story does not provide any magic solutions to grief, instead it reaches out a supportive hand to other heart-broken mothers and fathers and lets them know that they are not alone as they pass through the sad and lonely stages of the loss of a child.