You might have heard the term rainbow baby before. It is a baby who is born after the loss of a previous child, be that in a miscarriage or stillbirth or even the loss of a child. Little Miss J is my little rainbow. She brought us love and laughter when we lost baby pea at 12 weeks. She has been the most joyous child, full of love and energy and she has been a breeze to look after. She turned 5 a couple of weeks ago and yesterday she started Rainbows.
I was really nervous for her to start because she has always been with her big sister everywhere, even school and this was something she was going to do on her own. She was really excited but also a little scared. Her sister lovingly dressed her in an old uniform we had (she even colour co-ordinated her socks!). I kissed her goodbye and hoped that she w
ould have a good time. The Rainbows unit she is going to is the one Bean went to with all her friends but typically all Little Miss J’s friends go to another one. But I had no need to worry, she knew a couple of girls from the year above in school and she is so happy and friendly that she had a wonderful time.
I was so excited to pick her up and she was very excited to tell me all about the fun she had. She even brought home her first letter about a Rainbows trip – I know she’ll have so much fun there.
Here she is on her first day (she wouldn’t let me tidy her hair!). Bless her in her hand-me-down uniform she didn’t bat an eyelid about it being too big, she just ran off happily. My little rainbow baby, growing up. How lucky I am to have her.