Monday, January 3, 2011

Our rainbow

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.


kirsten michelle said...

Congratulations to you and your family, Michelle!

I wish you an uneventful and unremarkably normal pregnancy with no surprises or scares, but just the joy of welcoming a new little one into your fold.

Best to you all.

much love,

Stacey said...

Oh, I am so happy to read this post. Congratulations Michelle. I will be saying many prayers for you and your new rainbow babe! Heart hugs.

Hailey's Mom said...

Congratulations!! Can't wait to hear how everything goes. Wishing the best of luck to you!

Wyatt's Mommie said...

Your special gift from Sawyer!

Anonymous said...

Such sweet, good news! Congratulations.