Our Rainbows

I watch them hold hands and play in Adrain’s crib.  They tumble over giggling, tangled in ferocious hugs.  They have no idea why I am studying them so intently, hugging so tightly, or why I rushed to feel my daughter’s embrace at Kindergarten pick-up.  They stand up and sway, as Lucia sings so sweetly to her brother:

“Red, orange, green and blue
Shinny yellow, purple too
All the colors that we know
Are living in a rainbow”
They are absolutely the full spectrum of colors in my life.  Their presence, my rainbows illuminating each and every day.

My heartbreaks for all those who lost their kaleidoscope of colors today.  My deepest prayers and heartfelt condolences are with you.   



  1. Such a sweet, sweet post. What beautiful little ones you have! I agree — I am up just sitting here, my heart hurting for those who lost their children today. I can't even imagine.

  2. There are no words…

  3. Just heartbreaking!

  4. it is so heartbreaking..no words can describe the sadness.
    new follower from the ladies blogger network

  5. Still in shock. Our little bundles are soo precious.

  6. I am still shocked and filled with pain for their loss.. I do not know how I would feel to live through something so saddening

  7. Monica, this is so sweet. I have been doing the same the past few days with my daughter, watching her sleep, watching her play with her new Christmas gifts from her grandparents. Saddened to know that those parents in Newtown won't be able to watch their babies open up gifts this year, or next year, or the next. I cannot fathom how it must feel to lose a child. My prayers and my heart also go out to these families. I like to think that Jesus is up in heaven right now, reading and talking with these 20 beautiful children. And that they are happy.

  8. I have no words to convey the thoughts and feelings within me. It is a devastating loss. I read somewhere that those 20 boys and girls got the best gift of all this Christmas. They get to be in God's loving arms where he can always watch over them. It's a different perspective.

  9. How terrible, I can't even imagine how it must feel 🙁

  10. Such a sweet post Monica!! I can't imaging the unbelievable pain of losing a child 🙁
    Take care, Ana

  11. Ah, such a sweet picture you painted. I love when my boys play like this and have sweet moments like this. This is what life is about. Love it! 🙂

  12. Great post. Well said. Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas.

  13. Brought tears to my eyes…lovely post Monica!

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