"O beautiful rainbow; all woven of light! There's not in your tissue one shadow of night; Heaven surely is open when you do appear. And, bending thee above, the angels draw near, and sing,"The rainbow! the rainbow! The smile of God is here." ~ Sarah Hale
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Somewhere over the Rainbow...
Last night, my daughter and I were driving down to Mankato and the whole day had been kind of overcast. As we were just pulling out of town, Courty says, "I wish I could see a rainbow right now." When I asked her why, she said (in a matter of fact, 'how dare you ask me' tone), "Because I miss Declan." I smiled to myself and said, 'yeah, me too.' But beings that there had been no rain, there was no rainbow. After finished up our girls night out with a Blondie bar from Barnes and Noble, we headed home. As we pulled into our town, guess what was waiting for us.... this beautiful big rainbow! Both Courtlynn and I were amazed! It really felt like Declan had sent his sister a gift. There are those moments when life can really get me down... when I lose my breath remembering my son and his death... when I can hardly believe this terrible event really happened to me. There are moments when all I need is a reminder that this is not the end... this is only the beginning our journey, a blimp in time compared to our eternity... that is exactly what this rainbow did for me yesterday! It felt like a deeply personal gift, meant just for me... Thank you Heavenly Father and Declan. You made my day.