The launch of the extraordinary Alexander Hamilton can be attributed to his extraordinary mother, Rachel. This single mother, home schooled him and gave him the life time character that propelled him to such important life time successes. Rachel stayed with her son long after her death. She was his guiding light, on his shoulder like a guardian Angel. A mother's love for her child does not die even when she dies, but lives on in silent whispers. Her story is here, told in historical context, by a man who like Hamilton was raised by a strong single mom. Born and raised in New York City and living on St. Croix for most of his adult life. A strong woman will set her son up to be with and love strong women.