In some circles, a baby born to families after the loss of a child are referred to as a “Rainbow Baby.” The idea is that the baby is like a rainbow after a storm.
“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. It means 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.