A “Rainbow Baby” is a baby that follows a miscarriage or still birth. “Rainbow Babies” is the understanding that the beauty of a rainbow does not negate the ravages of the storm. When a rainbow appears, it doesn’t mean the storm never happened or that the family is not still dealing with its aftermath. What it means is that something beautiful and full of light has appeared in the midst of the darkness and clouds. Storm clouds may still hover but the rainbow provides a counterbalance of color, energy and hope.
Once you are part of the circle of people who have lost a child you will become familiar with that term. I have.
I also have a become familiar with the term “Sternenkind”, German for “star child” which is a term used for a child which has returned to the stars soon after birth or who have received their angel wings even before they saw the light of day in this world.
Therefore, I now am a mother of a “Sternenkind” and a mother of two “Rainbow Babies”.
Recently, when participating on a family constellation workshop I was touched to hear that every child is counted from the moment of conception. I now understand my situation much better – click here to read more.
Still, the topic is such a taboo that I’m glad to know that RETURN TO ZERO, a recently made film, is helping to life this taboo. The film hasn’t yet been released for the cinemas but they are doing their best to get it out into the open.
Have a look here: (a copy of their most recent Facebook status – click here to follow their page on FB)
Here’s your first glimpse at RETURN TO ZERO!
http://youtu.be/4Gq7OL-0fs4 (click to view their latest YouTube video)
Become a Local Leader in your community to ensure that RETURN TO ZERO makes it into theaters!
- Somwhere over the rainbow (jandahenry.wordpress.com)
- The beauty after the storm (litmphotographyblog.wordpress.com)