Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Rainbow Baby

One of the terms used in the baby loss community is "rainbow baby". It refers to a pregnancy/baby after the loss of a child. Here is the common definition: 

"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.

I like this definition because it takes into account what we have been through and that it just doesn't go away. It means something new and beautiful is coming and the beauty comes from the storm. If we hadn't walked through this storm, we may not know what a gift our boys, and this new baby, truly are. 


  1. I don't think I have said how exceedingly and abundantly wonderful it is to hear this news! :) Congratulations to you and your family and I will be praying for the perfect peace of Jesus to hover in your home! Yay!


  2. That is really neat Jana! Such good words:) Blessings to you and your new babe!