"Cuy* never dies" was the last phrase Rachel uttered when she shared on Joey's Memorial Service on Maui. That phrase got stuck in my head, because I know it is so true.
I remember first meeting Rachel at the old Hope Chapel on Ohukai. Word came around that Joey and his girlfriend are back on Maui for a visit (I can't recall which holiday - Thanksgiving I think). I don't know about the others, but as for me, I was definitely curious.
My first thought when I met her?
"Beautiful Hapa kid - way to go Joey!"
My second thought "She seems a bit timid.
How would that work with Joey, Mr. Social"
Then they traveled and I followed their blog. While following their blog, I saw how these two are so "meant for each other". My thought about Rachel being timid was replaced by "this girl is as adventurous as Joey is - yeah!".
We've grown to love Rachel as much as we love Joey. The more we get to know Rachel, the more we know why Joey loves her so. It's hard to explain, but the chemistry is there.
It's also fun to watch Jaime and her get along so well. In fact, she fits so well with the Johnsons. I am glad they are there for her as much as she's there for them. I'm sure her Cuy knows she's taken cared of.
Rachel started a group in FACEBOOK in loving memory of Joey. If you're in Facebook, click HERE. There are lots of photos there. Lots of fun stories. Lots of lessons from Joey's life. Also Psalms and other Bible Verses. Joey's memory lives on because "cuy never dies".
* Cuy is pronounced like Kui of Ku-kui nut ;) - it's Joey and Rachel's endearing call for each other.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Posted by Liza Pierce at 10:17 PM