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My shop is a mix of custom, personal creations from wood, paper, glass, ribbon and love. I strive to create---and encompass---that sacred connection between remembrance and hope in each item through the support of those effected by pregnancy and infant loss. Proceeds from remembrance items are used to gift such items to other families on similar grief journeys. I lost my beautiful daughter Hannah to stillbirth and these things are done in her honor. So thank you for stopping by and for your support.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Story of the Rainbow

Can I share with you the story of the rainbow?

For those of you who are unfamiliar, a rainbow baby is a baby born after loss. This makes Eliana my rainbow baby as she was born after Hannah. Essentially a rainbow is something beautiful following the storm. It doesn't mean the storm never existed, but in fact means that it very well did. A rainbow is God's promise.

I was sitting here today with my baby girl sleeping on my chest. I am so blessed, and still holding her feels surreal at times. It brought my mind back to the day she was born and the magical moment that took place. You see, Ellie was born on December 18, 2010. It was a dry, cold day. It had been that way for at least a week---very dry and very cold. And yet, as we sat in 5 o'clock traffic with the winter sun low and bright, a rainbow appeared in the sky, out of nowhere.

Only I know that isn't true---it came from somewhere. Somewhere high above. And somewhere over that rainbow I picture a sweet faced little girl sitting upon Jesus' lap playing with the lights she was shining on her mama. On her little sister.

Thank you Lord for that promise. And that rainbow.


  1. Every word you wrote is beautiful. The last two paragraphs relly touched my heart. <3

  2. So sweet. I long for the day when I get to have my babies snoozing on my chest. <3