What can I possibly say about such an angel. Mrs. Raphelt was my fourth grade teacher at Martian Elementary in Lubbock, Texas. She taught me how to journey and gave me the reason for doing so. "Its a way to keep up with your blessing" she would always tell her students. This woman is the reason that I am a teacher, educator, leader, advocate for women and children. I am 55 years old. Mrs. Raphelt was a good friend of mine. I am very blessed that I had a wonderful relationship with her, as well as priceless memories . She and I would talk on the phone for hours at a time up to about a year ago. I lost contact with her, but she is always in my presence just as my mom. Mrs. Raphelt, I did not receive my MBA in 2013, but I am scheduled to graduate in September 2014. Thank you for all of your support and love. I will never give up. I will always miss and love you. Tell Mr. Raphelt I said hello.
Rest In Peace my sweet friend.