The beauty of a rainbow
negate the ravages of the storm.
When a rainbow appears,
it does not mean
the storm never happened:
or that one must
continue to deal with the aftermath.
What it means is that something
full of light
in the midst of the darkness and clouds.
Storm clouds may still hover
but the rainbow provides a counterbalance
light, hope and peace.
A rainbow baby is a baby that is born following a miscarriage, stillborn, or infant death. Shortly after Jack passed away, I was hopeful that I might one day have my own rainbow baby. I was so happy to discover that I was pregnant in October of last year, and so anxiously and eagerly anticipated the arrival of our new baby who was due to arrive this very week. Unfortunately, I miscarried, and instead of a rainbow, storm clouds continued to hover.
I was reminded of the times that I have seen a double rainbow in the sky amidst or after a storm. How magnificent it was to see not one, but two beautiful bands of color stretching across once troubled skies. I again hoped that I would one day welcome a new baby into my family; a baby who followed double heartache and devastation.
And I am happy to announce that our third child – our rainbow baby – is on the way.
A double rainbow may not match the light, hope, and peace that our baby’s arrival will bring to our family…but it will always be a symbol to us of the beauty that can arise from a season of storms.