Dear Leonardo Eaven Inman - A Letter to My Rainbow Baby on Mother's Day
And I squeeze you tighter.
You have two sisters, sweet boy.
One that is full of life, ready to make you laugh and smile, ready to teach you all there is to know in this world and who loves you so very fiercely.
Another who's life was so short (in fact some wouldn't even call it a life at all). Who I imagine, would be as sweet as you are right now.
But she had to go. Because you had to live.
You, Leonardo, my courageous lion, had to live.
And you fill me with unending joy, a joy I would have never known had I not lost her. I would have not known to treasure these moments because they can be so fleeting.
She had to go so that you could live.
So that you could love.
Both of your sisters love you very much, my sweet rainbow baby. A rainbow is a promise from God that shows us hope and mercy and peace. And having you is exactly that: mercy, hope and peace. To hold you close. To know your sister, Ezraela Eaven, is not far off. And to know that sometimes the rain and those storms produce something beautiful. Oh my boy, I am not talking about myself. There is so much left to be done in me. I am talking about you, my Leonardo Eaven Inman, my rainbow and my light.
Thank you, Lord, for this light. You always know exactly what I need even before I ask.
|Alexandria Kathleen Inman|
|Me, almost 18 weeks pregnant with Ezraela Eaven Inman|
|Leonardo Eaven Inman|