Sunday, February 9, 2014

The Rainbow Connection

A "rainbow baby" is a baby that is born following a miscarriage or still birth.  A beautiful and bright rainbow follows a storm and gives hope of things getting better. The rainbow is more appreciated having just experienced the storm in comparison.

I have written about rainbows in the past.  Miranda is our rainbow.  Her photo shoots are rainbow themed. 

I am starting to plan Miranda's first birthday party and yes, it will be rainbow themed.  So it's pretty much all rainbows all the time here.  

Today, I went to brunch with some of my oldest and dearest friends.  We ran into Old Navy afterwards because we heard they were having a big sale on kids and baby clothes.  I got Miranda a new bathing suit for the summer for $10 and a pair of pajamas for $3.99.  On the way to the register, I saw a rainbow sock monkey so I picked that up, too.  Of course. 

Standing in line, I looked at the tag.  The monkey had a name.  Socks the Sock Monkey.  Not too many points for creativity there.  But then I saw that the monkey also had a birthday.  May 11, 2011.

Chills.  No words.  More chills.

That was my due date with Allie. 

What are the odds that she would be in any way attached to this little stuffed toy?

Very high, I say.  Because my girls are connected and have a connection and that makes me burst with pride.

I'll take the signs and roll with them.  Allie is very much a part of my life as much as Miranda is.  And I will keep buying all the rainbow clothes and toys and stickers that I see because you just never know which one will connect us all.

"Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection.
The lovers, the dreamers and me."  
~The Muppets


  1. I love your rainbows! The rainbow cocoon picture is just gorgeous. I feel the same way about stars.

  2. Hi - I don't blog these days but decided to come take a little tour of my old blog rounds to check in this evening. I'm thrilled to see that you and your husband and beautiful rainbow are thriving, and always remembering Allie of course. Hugs from California.


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