Wednesday, March 21, 2012
I saw this dress at Kohls a few days ago and it reminded me of our Lilly - our Independence Day girl! (Not sure why the picture turned out so small - I took it on my cell phone at the store.) I had the idea of hanging up a bunch of Lilly's red, white, and blue clothes across the fireplace mantel (on the Christmas stockings nails) in July for the memories and decor. :)
I learned a new term last week - "rainbow baby." It seems that is a term for a baby born after a sibling that has died. So the baby I am pregnant with is referred to as a "rainbow baby." I had also heard the term "therapy baby" but I think I prefer "rainbow baby." It's so colorful and cheerful!
In our Trisomy 18 circle, there are a number of mama's that are pregnant with rainbow babies. One mama posted this picture which has this explanation on it:
"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 the aftermath. What it means is that something beautiful and full of light has appeared in the midst of darkness and clouds. Storm clouds may still hover but the rainbow provides a counterbalance of color, energy and hope."
I think that's beautiful. My emotions are all jumbled up about losing Lilly and being pregnant and these words just help some of that fall into place in my mind.
[God speaking after the flood] "I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth." - Genesis 9:13