Meaning behind Nevaeh’s Rainbow

When my daughter was in the NICU, we would always play the song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole. When she passed away, I mentioned in her eulogy that whenever I saw a rainbow, I would remember Nevaeh, and be reminded of her presence.

I can’t even tell you how many times since she has passed that I have seen rainbows. Bright rainbows, double and triple rainbows, rainbows that only seem to appear out my window! Maybe it is just wishful thinking, but I like to think it is her smiling down on me.

Rainbows have become a symbol of comfort, peace, and everlasting life to me. That’s why it seemed so fitting to name my project Nevaeh’s Rainbow.

I hope that through this project, I can provide some amount of comfort to parents endure the same pain of watching their child struggle for their life and to those that have also had to say goodbye. I would like families to know that regardless of the outcome there is hope in every situation and happiness in memory.

 When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” Genesis 9:16


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