I came into my office this evening and found a box on the computer table that my son's had failed to tell me arrived. You see, they were rather excited about a game they had ordered that arrived, and I'm sure that anything else in existence slipped their minds. Even so, I did find the box, and I was pretty curious about it, so I ripped it open while my rainbow girl grabbed happily at the tape that kept sticking to her tiny fingers.
Inside the box... I found the most beautiful thing.
It was a hand knit bunny with a rainbow dress. My Venus girl grabbed at it with a squeal of delight. She squealed and squealed as the bunny flopped joyfully in her hands. It was love at first sight! I dug into the box and found a tiny silver key chain...with the names "Simon and Alexander" printed on the back of an Angel disk.
The tears trailed into my smiling mouth as I read a beautiful note from a dear friend who I haven't seen in years.
I watched my rainbow baby clutch at her bunny as her big brothers whooped in amazement over the idea that our friend had MADE that toy with her own skilled fingers. They declared her talent to be above and beyond anything they had ever dreamed about, and longed wistfully for the ability to make toys and clothes and jewelry like that.
I kept gulping back tears. Never in my life would I have dreamed of such a gift for my girl. It simply was too beautiful to imagine.
I am struck by the heaps of adoration that others have showered into our lives.
I am awed by the love. The compassion. The miracles.
The sparkling eyes of my little girl shine with delight, and they remind me of eyes that never looked into mine. Simon and Alexander...I would have loved to see your eyes sparkle with joy. There are people in this world who understand that. There are people who know how deeply I yearn for them.
I wanted to share with my readers around the world this photo of my rainbow girl with her new beloved bunny... I wanted to tell you all that you are not alone. There is a sparkle in the universe for us. It shines with golden light and love.
Sometimes, it is something we can touch, like a bunny made by a friend. Sometimes...it is a feeling.
A beautiful, wonderful feeling.