Rainbows are very special to our family. We played Eva Cassidy “Somewhere over the rainbow” at Josephs funeral and for a long time afterwards, rainbows would appear as if from nowhere as though to tell me that it was going to be okay. Even now, whenever we see a rainbow I think of Joseph and often on photos a rainbow will appear, even on the darkest of days.
Rainbows are even more special now that we have three rainbow babies to complete our family. A rainbow baby is the name given to a baby that follows a loss and is the understanding that the beauty of a rainbow does not negate the ravages of the storm. When a rainbow appears it does not mean that 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 colour, energy and hope.
Here we are today, two of my rainbow babies and a very special rainbow close to our hearts.