What is a Rainbow Baby?

Are you a Rainbow Baby? I discovered for the first time, very recently, that I am called a “Rainbow Baby!”

My entire life I have loved rainbows, all of the brilliant colors of vibrant rainbows, double rainbows, chasing rainbows, taking photos of rainbows, painting rainbows, my artwork filled with the colors of the rainbow.  My wardrobe is flooded with every color of the rainbow.  The darker shades I keep at the very bottom of my drawer, rarely, if ever, brought out for display on my body!  Every where I go some comment is made about the hot pink top I have on, or the exotic, colorful, yoga leggings that I am sporting in classes.  I discovered my favorite yoga clothing company, called Om Shanti!  You can view their site @ http://www.omshanticlothing.com

Every article of clothing displays meaning in the design, those brilliant rainbow colors that I love, and a great purpose behind their company, reaching out to the world with yoga one breath at a time!

I recently published a few articles about rainbows.  My older sister sent me a text message a few days later, not having read my blogs yet…..

The text:  “Maybe you already know this, but I just found out today that when a baby is born after a miscarriage, like you were, that baby is called a rainbow baby!  Did you know that?! My co-worker is a rainbow baby, and she told me that today, and I was so excited to tell you that! So cool!!”

I had no idea my whole life, until last week, that I am called a Rainbow Baby.  This new knowledge sure has explained the paths that I have traveled on.  After experiencing domestic violence and the pains thereof for nearly 10 years, (not to mention the nearly six years on my healing journey after abuse – blogs about this yet to come), the times rainbows have shown up have been stunningly perfect timing!!!

I was remarried June 11, 2016, to an incredible man.  Sunny and beautiful outside the day before and the day after our wedding.  But, on our wedding day, 5 minutes before our ceremony was supposed to take place overlooking a gorgeous golf course, the rain started to pour out of the sky! I kicked off my gorgeous golden wedding shoes, walked barefoot down the “aisle”, the ceremony having been moved to the poolside under a large tent at the golf course, and our first dance, barefoot in the rain!  It was all so picture perfect (blogs yet to come)!  By the end of the evening, a rainbow splashed across the sky and we stood at the foot of the rainbow with rays of light beaming behind us.  Power, protection, hope, and majesty….. all portrayed in the majesty of the rainbow, a promise of new beginnings.

“It is understood that the beauty of a rainbow does not negate the ravages of any storm.  When a rainbow appears, it does not mean that the storm never happened or that we are not still dealing with it’s aftermath.  It means 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.”  Quote from:  http://www.smallbirdstudios.com

2 Comments on “What is a Rainbow Baby?

  1. I am a rainbow baby….a big grown up baby! Thank you for sharing! Having had 5 miscarriages, years of infertility, 1 rainbow baby, and 1 rainbow baby on the way….been there! Hugs. Not enough women are speaking about this so called taboo topic. Thanks for speaking. Would you ever so humbly consider following me so that we can help each other spread hope to women? Thanks in advance!

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  2. Wow! What a journey you have been on!! I am so sorry for the pain but so blessed that you have shared your story too! May you bless many!! Yes, I will follow you too!! Love from Rainbows! Ruth


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