The Rainbow Collection

In June of this year, my husband and I suffered an unimaginable loss. At 14 weeks pregnant, I had a miscarriage two days before we had planned to announce the pregnancy to our entire family. The baby would have been our firstborn. We’re devastated that we will never meet our unborn baby, but all we can do is hope that we will be parents one day. 

Adam and I are blessed with incredibly supportive friends and family that have surrounded us with love, but it was one gift in particular that sparked the idea for The Rainbow Collection. A few weeks after our loss, I received a package in the mail from a friend in North Carolina. The package included a necklace with a stamped rainbow pennant and the December birthstone (the month our baby was due), and the below poem by Christy Ann Martine. I cannot tell you how much this gift meant to me. Somehow, it helped me realize that even though we never met our baby, he or she would forever be a part of our lives.

           Little dove I love you so

           But I know you had to go.

           So spread your wings

           And fly my love,

           Sour above the world my dove.

           Paint the sky in indigo

           Let your graceful colors flow,

           And I’ll search the sky

           For your rainbow.          

 

The reality is, one in four pregnancies will end in a miscarriage. Yet, somehow, it’s not something that we hear about often. I am sharing our story because I want other families to know that they are not alone.

The beauty of The Rainbow Collection is that it can symbolize different things for different people. It can represent the loss of an unborn baby, the loss of someone close to you, or even a pet crossing over the rainbow bridge, but it can also celebrate the birth of a rainbow baby and new beginnings.