Saturday, May 7, 2011

A Rainbow

 What is a rainbow baby?

A rainbow baby is the term used to describe a child conceived after the loss of another. 

Levi Matthew, our 1st rainbow baby, conceived after the death of Rowan (08-17-2009), lived in our love for 1hr and 19 min on June 28, 2010 and passed into Jesus' care on June 29, 2010.  Now, as we cautiously await the arrival of our 2nd rainbow, Noah Reagan, we are overcome with a sense that we are most blessed among parents.  Not many know of the true depth of the love of Christ, but we have held it in our hands and will forever hold it in our hearts.  Yes, He has shown much favor to us.

"Rainbow Babies" is the understanding that the beauty of a rainbow does not negate the ravages of the storm. When a rainbow appears, it doesn't mean the storm never happened or that the family is not still dealing with its aftermath. What it means is that something beautiful and full of light has appeared in the midst of the darkness and clouds. Storm clouds may still hover but the rainbow provides a counterbalance of color, energy and hope."


Jessica said...

As I clicked on your site my rainbow baby was sitting with me and pointed at your picture and said "pretty rainbow, Mommy." So true. your rainbow is beautiful and I can't wait until you hold him in your arms. I hope your Mother's Day is as peaceful as it can be.

Anonymous said...

I know its been a while since you wrote but I came across this tonight. I lost my first baby two weeks ago. It gives me hope that we will have another child. Our first Dominic Striker never got to see the world, but I know he is safe and happy up above watching over us. Hope things turned out well for you. And thanks for this ray of hope <3