Friends and family, near, far and everywhere in between, I have a request. Can you help us with a miracle?
My amazing friend Rachael is in surgery. Right now. She has majorly advanced Chron's disease and is in the O.R. fighting to stay alive as I type this. She has had two other surgeries like today's, and both times she came gravely close to passing away on the table.
Rachael is young. She is beautiful. She is a daughter, a sister, a mother and as of yesterday, a wife. She and her beautiful bride Sam had an intimate wedding in the California redwoods, sharing the moment with only a handful of people including her young daughter, mother and best friend and photographer (and friend) Stephanie.
And today she is fighting for her life at UCSF. She is tooth-and-nail fighting to live as she sleeps peacefully under a cloud of anesthesia. Please pray for her, friends. Please send her good thoughts. Please direct good vibes and juju and rainbows or whatever it is that you choose to do for those in need at Rach and her surgeons. And her daughter. And her Wife. Rachael and Sam (and Rachael's daughter Cemberlyne) deserve a long and happy life together and they just got started.
Please. Please pray that God allows them that.
Especially since today is Rachael's birthday.
Happy birthday, my beautiful friend.
Would you like to see pictures of their wedding? Click the gorgeous photo (by Stephanie of Ahava Studios) below to see a slide show. Grab a tissue, seriously.