There is a Pot of Gold at the end of the rainbow goes the Irish legend!
From where cometh the rainbow?
The rainbow comes after the storm, of course, bringing us so much joy! "Look! A rainbow!!"
Rainbow babies are children born after parents experience devastating loss by miscarriage, neonatal death or still birth. They are the color in the world after the storm of that loss. The storm is never forgotten, but the joy of the rainbow baby relights their hearts!
The loss is dark and disappointing. And the nursery, so carefully arranged, is the picture of the emptiness.
Annie is a rainbow baby. She came after a series of still born siblings which brought her family to the brink of despair.
When she was born, friends of her family went to their home to setup the nursery for mom- she just couldn't do it again until she was sure. They had no clothes or diapers. They just had to wait. They could not invest in another possible empty crib.
People all over the country were praying for this baby and her mother. Every Facebook post whispered a new milestone, and Elaina and Dan's fears were evident: "Please continue to pray!" Everyone was praying and cheering them on. But it wasn't until they could bring their baby home to their other children that they could begin to rest and believe that she was here to stay.
Elaina's advice to people who have suffered this kind of loss is to "Trust, just trust. God has his timing."
After the storm there is a rainbow of hope. Here I am!