After a violent storm, a rainbow is a sign of hope, peace even. The storm is over and normal life can resume. But, it may not be like it was before. The storm may have caused damage that cannot be restored to its original state. It may have changed the landscape. The things that were once planted deeply in the ground are no longer there; the sturdy structures that were a part of normal life may have been destroyed.
Similarly, a rainbow baby does not fix the damage done after the loss of a pregnancy.
Like a rainbow, a new baby may help to restore peace and bring healing, but the damage from the storm has been done. The heart doesn’t fully recover and the landscape of one’s life will look different forever. The devastation to one’s heart and one’s life remain, despite it becoming less visible over time.
When a rainbow baby is born, one is filled with joy while still grieving the baby who is missing.
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