A rainbow baby is a term used to describe a child born after miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss.
These babies are stunning bits of promise after a storm, a collision of both sun and rain alike. Resounding with hope and promise, they appear after a monsoon of grief. As life breaks forth within, these little ones bring with them shimmering swaths of delight. They live up to their name, these beautiful, rainbow children of ours.
But they weren’t the first ones to light up the sky.
Because if the babies born after loss are rainbows, then the ones we lost must be lightning.