Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Our Rainbow Baby

Wow...I didn't realize how much time has passed since posting on this blog.  I am beginning to understand the phrase that time can heal.  Tonight, as I write, the ache of missing Joshua is close to the surface, but I am realizing that it is not nearly as debilitating as it used to be.  I know that it is through my Savior's atonement that I can feel peace.  I still think about Joshua everyday, but how wonderful to feel the Lord present as well.

I think part of the reason my heart has healed some is because of our sweet new addition to our family.  I am pleased to introduce:

Savannah Hope

Did you know that when a person has another child after losing one, that child is called a "Rainbow Baby"?  This title makes reference to the beautiful rainbow that comes after the storm.  The rainbow is a symbol of hope.  For us, little Savannah is a reminder of our Savior's love for us and the "hope" of His gospel, especially after this raging storm we have been on.  So, her middle name will always be a reminder to us of that...Hope in our Savior, Hope in his gospel, Hope in His plan, Hope that we will see Joshua again. 

There have been times already that having little Savannah around has brought back some memories of Joshua.  First, it is sometimes a little scary how much they look alike.  Sometimes, especially when she is sleeping, I have done a double take thinking it was Joshua in the crib!  Also, the more Savannah grows and develops, I can't help but think of all the stuff Joshua was never able to do because of his sickness.  For example, Savannah was holding her head up so incredibly fast!  She was starting to lift it before we even left the hospital!!  Joshua was never strong enough to do that.  I am so grateful that Savannah is healthy and strong.

I feel so blessed to be the mother of these three amazing children!  

1 comment:

  1. I love the picture of all your "babies"! Savannah is precious and such a beautiful blessing for your family. :) Love you guys!


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Joshua Kent Ipson was born December 1, 2012 with a very complicated combination of congenital heart defects. After 2 1/2 months of fighting for his life, he passed away on February 13, 2013. We invite you to share our experiences as we grieve his loss, rejoice in God's plan, & keep Joshua's message of hope alive.
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