National Rainbow Baby Day...

August 22, 2021

Well, I'm a day late and a dollar short, but I felt like it was still worth sharing...

If you know someone who has lost a baby (or you have), but went on to have a happy, healthy little one, yesterday (August 22, 2021) was #NationalRainbowBabyDay. It's a day to celebrate the rainbow that came after the storm. I realize this really has absolutely nothing to do with homeschooling, but if you're like me and have experienced loss, you know this day is a day to feel thankfulness and joy as you think about the sweet rainbow that came after your storm. 

While on Facebook today, my memories showed me a post I had made about this particular day with one of my favorite pictures of my oldest. Every time I see it, it brings on the emotions -- tears of joy, immense happiness, you name it. It makes me want to go hug that ginormous kid and remind him how much I'm thankful for him, ha. Okay, okay...I already do that all the time, but still. 

This is what I had shared a couple years ago, but it still rings true...

"Today is National Rainbow Baby Day. I'm still in awe of how much our lives changed when our little miracle, Samuel Ryan, arrived. After 8 years of pain and grief from the loss of Jacob, Jordan, and Olivia, we sure didn't feel much hope. Sam's arrival renewed that hope and brought with him incredible joy. Just looking at this photo brings me back to that time and the indescribable joy we felt as we praised God to have him in our arms -- happy and healthy. He and Caleb have brought more joy to our lives than we could've ever imagined..." ❤ 

If you have endured the pain of loss in your journey to having kids, my heart goes out to you! I hope that you can share in the joy of National Rainbow Baby Day...❤

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