It is hard to believe it has almost been a year since my little Rainbow was born. I have read recently how this term "rainbow" can be hurtful to mom's who were unable to have another baby after loss. I lost my first rainbow, Connor, and I understand that pain. I also know that having hope and faith in God's plans for our lives has brought me to a place I never even dreamed of being in. I don't use this term lightly, but with pride and thankfulness.
"Rainbow Baby - The idea is that the baby is like a rainbow after a storm. "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."
Sam is my rainbow. I am proud of it and the poor girl will probably hate rainbows by the time she is old enough to have an opinion. But, until then, I am taking every opportunity to shower her in rainbows. So thankful that my first lost rainbow brought me to Tricia ( Here is an earlier post about how important Tricia and Get the Picture Photography have been in our lives! ) and helped us form a friendship.
Our baby girl has grown and changed so much over this year. Such an amazing girl she has become! Funny, always smiling, babbling and working on walking. A lover of all dogs and Mickey Mouse. She knows what she wants and has determination and devotion! She brings joy to everyone around her and continues to be a blessing ~every second ~every minute ~ every day....
A year of our Rainbow....
It is almost your Birthday Sam Sammerson~
We love you baby girl!
We are loving every second of discovering your little personality
and we are so excited to see who you become!