16 October 2012

WW: My Rainbow

A rainbow baby is a baby that is born after experiencing a loss. 

It was a term I was not familiar with until I had been through it.

And, today, as I hit the one year mark since that fateful day that changed my life forever, I can't help but feel conflicted.

For I am sad, once more, for the baby that I lost.

But without experiencing that storm...

...I would have never seen the beautiful rainbow on the other side.

"When a rainbow appears, it does not mean that the storm never happened, but that something beautiful and full of light has appeared in the midst of the darkness."

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My thoughts go out to all those that have experienced a loss.   

29 comments:

Candice Moretti said...

That is so beautiful Jenny. I had never heard of that term either. He is just precious!

Amy said...

I hadn't heard the term before. What a lovely sentiment and precious little baby.

Dagmar said...

He is such a blessing indeed. Thanks for sharing your story.

Dagmar

Ai Sakura said...

Congrats on your beautiful rainbow baby.

Ai @ Sakura Haruka
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Sarah Halstead said...

Awww. I love this so much!

alicia said...

So sorry for your loss. I am coming up on my 18th anniversary of my miscarriage. What a beautiful analogy though... and what a beautiful little spirit that was waiting on the other side.

Heather said...

Beautiful :)

Shannon S-G said...

I haven't heard of that! I guess Jack is my rainbow baby :) I still considering my lost baby as my child, she changed me forever, and for someone who was only with me for 9 weeks, that is pretty profound. Thinking of you all!

OrangeHeroMama said...

oh my! he has the sweetest little face ever! so smiley!

Jen | Our Happy Family said...

what a sweet post and precious baby! we went through losing four babies and as bittersweet as it is, I just love on these ones who are here with us that much more.

Jennifer said...

So beautiful! I can't wait for my rainbow baby.

tahlia @ the parenting files said...

So beautiful, and I too had never heard of such an analogy x

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Sarah Segovia said...

What a precious baby!
and beautiful analogy

Mindi @ Simply Stavish said...

Such a beautiful post!! I have never heard of that before either. Thanks so much for sharing. Thinking of you on this difficult day.

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

How neat! I have never heard that term before. Very fitting & heart warming.

Southern Wifey said...

ive never personally experienced a miscarriage, but my mother has always said I was her rainbow! she had a miscarriage between my older sister and I, and if it werent for that she probably wouldnt have had me!

adorable pictures by the way!

the sweet life of a southern wife

Andrea said...

What a wonderful way to look at it. He is such a beautiful little boy!

prideinphotos.com said...

Jenni
I too have not heard of this term. My daughter lost her precious baby at full term and this adorable one that I posted here would be her Rainbow Baby♥...thanks for sharing this post. The sad but grateful grandma.
Laurie @ pride in photos

Kelly said...

I had a chemical pregnancy last month. I'm pregnant again. I was shocked it happened again so fast. I'm really nervous, but I'm hoping for my rainbow baby at the end of June.

Chelsey - The Paper Mama said...

<3

Perfectly Imperfect said...

sweet baby :)

i know i've heard that term before but didn't realize what it actually meant. i am so in love with my rainbow baby too. thank God for beautiful blessings after a terrible storm

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this. Jenna (waiting for another rainbow baby)

Surabhi said...

I also never heard the term before...but now hearing that makes me realize that my precious daughter is also a rainbow baby..guess my link up totally goes with this term too...RAINBOW

Jenni Bost said...

Beautifully said. I guess I was a rainbow baby. I've never really taken the time to think about what that meant for my mother.

Thanks for making me think.

And, congratulations!

Jessica Gibson said...

I've never heard of the term, but it is beautiful. Sorry for your loss, but so glad that you got your rainbow baby.

Ashley said...

What a beautiful baby you have!! I am a new follower to your blog and I relate to you in so many ways. I am a momma of a girl and a boy and love the sound of a family of 5, just have to talk my husband into it. Thank you for sharing you stories.

Jayme said...

Awww hugs mama I know what you mean. I wouldn't have first son if I wouldn't have experienced that sad loss. :( I just tell myself that god has a plan and he doesn't give us anything we can't handle. Again hugs to you and your family.

PS You are a gorgeous glowing pregnant woman! You look stunning! Congrats on the baby!

Stephanie said...

Thak you so much for this post. I too experienced a miscarriage, mine one month after yours. My rainbow baby is due to arrive any day now and we cannot wait to finally meet her!

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