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National Rainbow Baby Day 2021

Raising Stella has been one of the greatest and most overwhelming experiences in my life, but this precious baby girl (now toddler) can never replace our first baby, Avery that we lost to miscarriage in 2016. Stella is our rainbow but that doesn’t mean Avery was a storm.

The grief of loss, the pain (both physical and emotional) was the storm. And the clouds began to clear as God began to restore broken places in my heart long before we even got pregnant with Stella 2 years after losing Avery.

James 1:17 Due To Joy blog

A rainbow baby is a term used for child that comes after a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, or infant loss. This term has encouraged parents to share their stories of loss – and the babies that follow. The joy of a rainbow baby does not negate or erase the pain of child loss.

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Rainbows can mean so many things to each of us:

  • A reminder to hold tight God’s promises to never leave us
  • A symbol to remind us to hold onto hope
  • A story of redemption after life’s storms
  • The joy in your heart that you can’t help but share with those around you
  • Babies that are in heaven or the babies that are earth side
You can hear a little bit of our story and why rainbows are so special to me on the blog post, Welcome Baby Stella.

Rainbow-themed (hope-filled) bible verses:

Jeremiah 1:5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart."

Ecclesiastes 3:11 "He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end."

Matthew 5:16 “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

Genesis 9:16 "Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth."

Genesis 9:12-13 “And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.”

James 1:17 "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change."

Lamentations 3:21-25 “Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this: The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!” The Lord is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him."

Isaiah 66:9 "In the same way I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born,” says the Lord.

Hebrews 10:23 “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.”

Romans 8:28 “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.”