Seven years ago, winter had just begun and my family and I started to see brilliant rainbows.
It was the last few days of Mick’s time with us here in this life. He was drifting into a deep state of unconsciousness. It was clear that the end was close.
I was about to lose my best friend, husband and life partner.
Our very young children were about to lose their father.
My in-laws, their son.
Our friends, a friend that they treasured.
It was a dark time but we also felt love and light.
After the funeral, as the congregation left the church we saw an enormous double rainbow arcing across and then plunging into the ocean.
I felt a deep sense of knowing watching it form.
The world was a still a beautiful place even amidst the dark clouds of grief.
There was much to enjoy and look forward to in my life to come. My children and I would always feel deep pain and grief for the loss of Mick in our lives but our lives would also be full of love, beauty and joy.
Seven years on and we are still seeing rainbows. We were greeted by this one yesterday at breakfast time. The kids and I smiled.
We still deeply grieve but we are well, we are loved, we are joyful and grateful for all that we have.
Even on a dark rainy cold morning at the beginning of winter there is a lot to cherish.
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