by Nicole Dodson-Sands
There was a storm a brewing but this I did not know.
The lightning came and struck me I had to let my baby go.
The clouds came and surrounded me the sadness did not seize.
The tears and pain engulfed me and brought me to my knees.
I knew this wasn't over that the storm would carry on.
My dreams to have another were not completely gone.
Then as the storm was fading there was a rainbow in the sky.
I held my baby tightly and wiped the tear drop from my eye.
Nicole is the mama to 8 children that run and 4 that fly. She wanted to keep the memory of her children alive and felt led to become certified as a Loss Doula so that she could help families experiencing the loss of a child at any point during pregnancy or shortly after birth. She has also been called to become a Birth Doula and helps families welcome their Rainbow Babies earth side as well as guiding families dealing with a high risk pregnancy or those that have dealt with birth trauma in previous births.
You can learn more and follow her journey on Facebook or at, Inspired Birth and Families