Rachel Conger


To Amber on Rachel's Birthday

I Am Still Here

Please don't mourn for me

I'm still here, though you don't see.

I'm right by your side each night and day

And within your heart I long to stay.

My body is gone but I'm always near.

I'm everything you feel, see or hear.

My spirit is free though I'll never depart

As long as you keep me alive in your heart.

I'll never wander out of your sight~

I'm the brightest star on a summer night.

I'll never be beyond your reach~

I'm the warm moist sand when you're at the beach.

I'm the colorful leaves when Autumn's around

And the pure white snow that blankets the ground.

I'm the beautiful flowers of which you're so fond,

The clear cool water in a quiet pond.

I'm the first bright blossom you'll see in the spring,

The first warm raindrop that April will bring.

I'm the first ray of light when the sun starts to shine,

And you'll see that the face in the moon is mine.

When you start thinking that there's no one to love you,

You can talk to me through the Lord above you.

I'll whisper my answer through the leaves on the trees,

And you'll hear my answer on the soft summer breeze.

I'm the hot salty trees that flow when you weep

And the beautiful dreams that come while you sleep.

I'm the smile you see on a baby's face,

Just look for me, I'm everyplace!

~Author Unknown


Contacting Amber, Part II

Please be aware that all of those who love and care for Amber will do anything to shield her from people who are out to scam her, or cause additional pain, all in the name of money. Although we would like it if everyone wanting to help would do as asked and not contact her, but rather an adult, there are still some people that feel it is best to go to her without going through the proper channels. So here is what is going to happen. We would like that you contact an adult. She has an abundance of them in her life. All of their email addresses have been provided before. Contact them. However, if you contact her, we will get a name, phone number, email address and you will be thoroughly checked out and vetted before you are able to speak with her.

Please be warned that Amber has an extensive network of people who love her and care about her and want to see her protected from people who seek to scam her and cause her pain.


Feeling Mad...

Sometimes I don't think that everyone realizes what a wonderful person Rachel was. Sometimes I feel like if they did, if they really, truly understood that then surely they would do more to help find her. That Amber and Louise could be given the knowledge that she was found. That people would quit spreading rumors that she is alive and chose to run off. Then I realize that all of those people who spent hours coordinating searches and searching for Rachel did care...or they would not have been out there. Searching. Sometimes in extreme heat, sometimes in the cold. But they were there. I'll be honest here. I got mad when she wasn't found.

Before anyone gets upset with me, please read on. I got mad because my niece's mother, an incredibly sweet woman who would do anything for someone in need, was taken from her. She was taken from her daughter by a man who was so selfish in his obsessive "love" that if he could not have her then no one could. I got mad because I felt that if she wasn't found, then he outsmarted everyone and in the end "won" at his sick and twisted game.

There hasn't been much going on in the searching front. I guess that we have needed to step back, regroup and see what we can do to continue searching for Rachel. Honestly, I'm at a loss for what we can do to reignite interest in the case. I ask for any and all opinions! It seems like the traditional media does not want to hear the case of a missing woman when there is no suspect to find, because the suspect killed himself. I might be wrong. But, I would like someone to tell me what I should be doing.

I want to get interest in Rachel's case again because it is the right thing to do. I enjoyed my friendship with Rachel. She was an awesome mom and friendly, light hearted person who deserved better after leading a tumultuous life. I want Amber to know that people still care and would still do anything to help her find her mom. I do not want to see Rachel forgotten. Please help us search for the answers- or tell us what we should do.


Online Candlelight Vigil

The event is online. Details are as follows:

March 13, 2010 marks the two-year-anniversary of Rachel Conger's disappearance. We ask that everyone post their messages of prayer, love and support to the group wall so that Amber knows that people do still care and still want her mother to be found and her family to have that closure. Please post a message of support, encouragement, prayer or light a virtual candle at http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/enter.cfm?l=eng (Group initials BRH). The virtual candles stay lit for 48 hours.

On the one month "anniversary," we held a candlelight vigil on the Henry County Courthouse steps to honor and pray for Rachel and her family. On the one-year anniversary, we held a candlelight vigil at Bird's Creek Baptist Church to honor and pray for Rachel and her family. On this second year anniversary, Rachel's daughter, Amber, will be unable to be with us, but we still want to honor and pray for Rachel.


If You Don't Have Anything Nice To Say...

1 Peter 4:15- But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters.

For almost two years, we have tried to take the high road and not address those that would like nothing more than to see Amber and Louise hurting over Rachel's disappearance. We will still strive to accomplish that lofty goal. Obviously, we cannot say what is on our minds while others go around blithely stating whatever they want. That is the difference between having class and not, I suppose.

Just in case anyone is wondering and feels the need to make up new gossip. Amber moved to Georgia to live with her father and his girlfriend in Tracye's hometown. To get away from all of the gossip- so summon up whatever class or dignity you have, and quit making up stories about the situation. Or I won't make thinly veiled references to you on a blog, I will outright name everyone who has done something mean to Amber or Louise since March 13, 2008.

Malachi 3:5: And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.

Jeremiah 7:9-10- Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye know not; And come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say, We are delivered to do all these abominations?