When you see a rainbow it means that a loved one from above is with you.
A few months ago Emma booked a birth session with me. We met for lunch and talked about what was most important for her and her husband to have captured during this time. We talked for a while, shared little bits and pieces of where we were from and how we ended up in the area(Army).
On July 18, Emma texted me saying that her water had broken. After waiting 40 weeks and 3 days for her sweet baby girl, the day was finally here. I waited for her to arrive at the hospital to give me an update, and she told me that she was still at 1cm and she would update me through the night. If you know me, you know that I am absolutely in love with photographing births. I was anxious but I managed to sleep through the night. Around 10 am the next morning, Emma’s husband, Joe, texted me saying I should head to the hospital soon. I got ready, picked up breakfast and made my way to the hospital.
When I arrived, Emma had just gotten her epidural and was relaxed and ready to rest a little before baby B arrived. I was able to meet Emma and Joe’s lovely family. They were so full of life and excited to meet Beezley. After a few hours, Emma dilated pretty quick and before you knew it, it was time to push. Joe was so sweet and supportive cheering Emma on through each push. He was able to help the Doctor deliver the baby.
After a few short mins of pushing, baby B was finally here. There was not a dry eye in the room. Dad was sobbing, mom was sobbing, I was sobbing, everyone was sobbing. After the first hour of baby B being born, Joe walked out to share the good news with all the family that was patiently waiting. After some short hugs and lots of tears, Joes mom, Valerie, walked him down the hall to look out the window. As soon as Joe looked out the window, he hugged his mom tightly and started crying. At first, I was confused and focused on getting every moment captured for them. But when I looked out and saw a rainbow, I couldn’t help but cry.
“… It won’t be forever, the day will come and then My loving arms will hold you when we meet again. Time for us to part now, we won’t say goodbye, look for me in the rainbows shining in the sky…”
8 years ago, Joe’s brother passed away while serving in Afghanistan. This poem was given to Joes mom a while after the funeral where they saw a rainbow. Since then, Joe has seen a rainbow during all of the big moments in his life. When he bought his wife’s engagement ring, when he proposed, when he and Emma got married, the day they found out they were pregnant, and lastly the day baby Beezley was born. The rainbow was shining for nearly 2 hours after baby Beezley was born.
No matter where life takes us we will always have our passed loved ones with us. The day Beezley was born, it was heartwarming for her family to know that her uncle was there with them.