A "Rainbow Baby" is a baby who is welcomed into a family following a loss through miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or infant loss. The name rainbow baby comes from the idea that after a storm, a beautiful bright rainbow can emerge and gives hope of things getting better. A rainbow baby brings light, but by no means replaces the angel baby.
" A different child, people notice
There's a special glow around you.
You grow surrounded by love
Never doubting you are wanted;
Only look at the pride and joy
In your mother and father's eyes.
And if sometimes between the smiles
There's a trace of tears,
One day you'll understand.
You'll understand there was once another child.
A different child.
Who was in their hopes and dreams.
That child will never outgrow the baby clothes.
That child will never keep them up at night.
In fact that child will never be any trouble at all ...
Except sometimes, in a silent moment,
When mother and father miss so much
That different child.
May hope and love wrap you warmly
And may you learn the lesson forever
How infinitely precious
How infinitely fragile
Is this life on earth.
One day, as a young man or woman
You may see another mother's tears
Another father's silent grief
Then you, and you alone
And offer the greatest comfort.
When all hope seems lost,
you will tell them
With great compassion,
"I know how you feel.
I'm only here
Because my mother tried again."
~ Author - Pandor Diane MacMillan
This session was donated to Jasmine's family in honour of her baby sister Ava.
Please if you know of someone you would like to nominate for a rainbow session or you would like one yourself, don't hesitate to contact Stories Told via the contact page. Amber has a personal connection with these sessions and has a limited number she can donate each year.