So number 8 on my 52 things in 52 weeks was to craft a gift for a friend so it got me thinking what I wanted to do. My very close friends lost their daughter, Deena, at 40 weeks. I wanted to craft something special for them so I knew I wanted to make something with butterflies so I made this:
I know for some it may be corny but its butterflies that assemble into a rainbow heart. Butterflies are sometimes seen as angels from heaven and the rainbow is that I hope we can both have our rainbow babies very soon. A “rainbow baby” is a baby that is born following a miscarriage or still birth. In the real world, a beautiful and bright rainbow follows a storm and gives hope of things getting better. The rainbow is more appreciated having just experienced the storm in comparison. The storm (pregnancy loss) has already happened and nothing can change that experience. Storm-clouds might still be overhead as the family continue to cope with the loss, but something colourful and bright has emerged from the darkness and misery.
She cried when I gave it to her so I hope she likes it as much as I liked making it. I will make one for myself soon and hopefully I can hang it in a nursey.