Unknown to me until recently a child who experienced
parental neglect is referred to as an abused child.
Revelation about myself!
Those three special words,‘I LOVE YOU’, unspoken
by my parents.
Reflecting back lack of affection was the norm.
Often a dysfunctional childhood has adult repercussions.
Although I vowed not to follow in either of my parents’
footsteps, it appears (can relate to now) perhaps I
experienced a lack of judgment in choice of partners.
It’s way too late to change history. Intrusive thoughts
be gone. Adios!!
Today I’ll chit-chat ’bout my ‘Rainbow baby‘, a term I
came across in my reading travels this past week.
By definition a ‘Rainbow baby‘ is a baby born
subsequent to the loss of a previous child.
My second pregnancy ended approximately six
weeks prior to the expected delivery date when
suddenly no longer could I feel any movement
within my quite large belly.
A trip to the OBGYN followed by tests at the
hospital was the beginning of a nightmare.
Two weeks following the test results I delivered
a perfectly formed blond hair, blue-eyed son
who had succumbed to effects from the
incompability of blood types between mother
and fetus (address this topic in a future post).
Unfortunate was mannerisms from the paternal
parent following the loss. Normally at top of a
spouse’s support list, the man I loved chose to
near desert me via his actions and lack of
It wasn’t easy; however, through faith I survived
Ah, back to the ‘Rainbow baby‘, my miracle
son born two years later on the same exact
date as his brother near to the minute.
‘A bit unbelievable – 100 percent truth’.
Perhaps I should make reference to him as
my ‘Double Rainbow baby‘.
I thanked God for my 8 lbs. 10ozs. blessing.
Soo many good memories!!
I’m extremely proud of him and all his