20 Comforting Rainbow Baby Quotes

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According to Jennifer Kulp-Makarov, M.D., FACGO, a rainbow baby is “a baby born after a miscarriage, stillborn or neonatal death.” Reading rainbow baby quotes, especially after a tragic loss, can lift one’s spirits.

The term “rainbow baby” comes from the fact that it’s “something beautiful after something scary and dark,” as Kulp-Makarov describes it. The term itself has become popular and it raises awareness around healing and loss.

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Rainbow Baby Quotes

Whether your own rainbow baby is your hope for the future, on its way, or already in your arms, these quotes will remind you of the miracles that are yet to come.

1. “When we lose one blessing, another is most often unexpectedly given in its place.” — C.S. Lewis

2. “The greater your storm, the brighter your rainbow.” — Tarryn Donaldson

3. “You can’t have a rainbow without a little rain.” — Zion Lee

4. “The pain you have been feeling can’t compare to the joy that is coming.” — Romans 8:18

5. “Those we have held in our arms for a little while, we hold in our hearts forever.” — The Prophet

6. “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.” — Corinthians 13:7-8

7. “Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.” — Lord Byron

8. “Walk on a rainbow trail; walk on a trail of song, and all about you will be beauty. There is a way out of every dark mist, over a rainbow.” — Robert Motherwell

9. “This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss you lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for you eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience, patience to accept the truth, love to complete your life.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

10. “The true harvest of my daily life is somewhat as intangible and indescribable as the tints of morning or evening, It is a little star-dust caught, a segment of the rainbow which I have clutched.” — Henry David Thoreau

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11. “Love was a feeling completely bound up with color like thousands of rainbows superimposed one on top of the other.” — Paulo Coelho

12. “Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue. And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.” — Yip Harburg

13. "We needed something to express our joy, our beauty, our power. And the rainbow did that.” — Gilbert Baker

14. “Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” — Aristotle

15. “Without darkness, nothing comes to birth, as without light, nothing flowers.” — May Sarton

16. “Rainbows remind us that even after the darkest clouds, and the fiercest winds, there is still beauty.” — Katrina Mayer

17. “Out of difficulties, we grow miracles.” — Jean de la Bruyere

18. “Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue. And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.” — “Somewhere Over The Rainbow,” sung by Judy Garland

19. “Three weeks ago, he’d seen hail fall from the sky, only to be followed minutes later by a spectacular rainbow that seems to frame the azalea bushes. The colors, so vivid they seemed almost alive, made him think that nature sometimes gives us signs, that it’s important to remember that joy can always follow despair.” — Nicholas Sparks.

20. “You are the rainbow that adds colors to my gray skies.” — Avijeet Das

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Chinyere (pronounced sha-near-ruh) is a writer who covers entertainment and pop culture news, quotes, and zodiac signs.