Friday, May 3, 2013

Rainbows

The rainbow is a symbol of Gods faithfulness and mercy. In the "rainbow around the throne," ( Revelation 4:3 ) is seen the symbol of hope and the bright emblem of mercy and love, all the more true as a symbol because it is reflected from the storm itself.
                                                                               -Smith's Bible Dictionary

It doesn't matter how old I get - when I see a rainbow, I still stop to stare.  The rainbow is beautiful and unique - precious and rare.

In the pregnancy and infant loss community, the term 'rainbow' is used to signify a pregnancy that happens after a miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss.  A rainbow baby is the miracle that comes after the sadness and grief over a loss.  It's a baby that brings forth new hope and love, that reminds you of God's great and unfailing mercy.

It is with enormous gratitude and thankful hearts that we announce we are expecting our precious rainbow baby sometime around October 15th - which is also Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day - a due date that seems unbelievably fitting.  A reminder of what we lost, but also a celebration of what we will gain.

AND...

It's....


A...


BOY!





Say hello!


And a special thanks to my awesome sister Heather and brother in law Rich with RaeElle Photography for braving a chilly evening to help me celebrate our boy with some great shots.



I have lots, lots, lots more to say about all of this - but will keep this post short.  I do want to say to the friends I've made new, and the friends I've known who have experienced loss and may still be dealing with the grief of loss - my prayers continue to be with you.  And I make this promise to each of you - you will not hear me complain on this blog about this pregnancy.  I know first hand how hard it is to hear when you are suffering and broken hearted about the baby you will never hold.

That doesn't mean my husband may not hear a few complaints, but I promise to keep this space a positive one, and a place of compassion for those of you who are still trying to understand and find peace in your journeys.

Lots and lots of love.

6 comments:

  1. I am thrilled for you!! Congratulations!!

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  2. So happy for you, sweetheart...SOOO happy!!

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  3. CONGRATULATIONS on your precious miracle! I am THRILLED for you and your family! xoxo

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  4. In tears still!!! lol...I am soooo over the moon full of joy! I was not expecting to read that at all...and then surprised me beyond all belief and couldn't help but just rejoice and smile so big! God truly gives and takes away...and He promises He will never fail us. He is the author and giver of life...and I know how amazing it is to have life formed inside you again. I also know the feeling of anxiouness, nervousness and worry to the max that does come with having a pregnancy after an loss. I will say that this pregnancy is so completely different....I know exactly what you mean as far as complaining. I will admit there have been times that this pregnancy, which has been so completely different than with John, that I have caught myself complaining here and there on the severe morning sickness and constant nausea and headaches and the enormous tiredness I have had...but then I am always reminded of my angel babies. This pregnancy also has been very healing for me and Nick both, but I feel so much more relaxed and at ease knowing that our Creator who creates life has this baby in His hands! I have put to put my full trust in in the Lord because I know now through everything we have been through personally that He truly is in control...even up until their first breath of life...and of course thereafter forever. I will be praying for you guys as you continue on in your blessed rainbow pregnancy. God has poured out so much favor Miranda. What a honor and a reward!! Hugs again to you guys! Praise God...and sooooo cool that we share the same due date!!!!!! Oct 15th!!! Awesome!!!

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  5. That is GREAT news Hahn Family!!! May the Good Lord bless u now and throughout the entire pregnancy and beyond!! Can't wait to help you all to welcome the new baby into this world and our church family! Blessing and prayers sent your way!! Yeah!!!! :)

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