Monday, January 3, 2011
This is our new baby.
We've waited a while to share our news, but felt that today was the day to do it. On the way to the hospital early this morning Erik and I saw a huge rainbow in the sky. It was a cold, clear morning and the sun was shining bright and then we saw it. The beautiful splash of colors against a rainless, cloudless sky in January.
It is said that the child who comes after a loss is a rainbow baby...
"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." (A mother from an infant loss board)
Our light is shining. Our hope is with us.
Pray for a long, uneventful journey as we navigate through our grief. Pray for our baby.