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Past the Rainbow

“Someday I’ll wish upon a star and wake up where the clouds are far behind me…where laughter falls like lemon drops, away above the chimney tops, that’s where you’ll find me…”

Yip Harburg




“Mama, am I a brother?”

“Yes, Julian, of course you’re a brother.”

“To Gabriel, Boo and Peanut?”

“To all three. You’re their big brother, even though they’re not here.”

“But where are they Mama? Up in Heaven?”

“Yes, Julian. They’re in Heaven.”

“And where is Heaven, exactly?”

“I’m not sure. No one actually knows where Heaven is, but most people like to believe that it’s up in the sky somewhere, maybe somewhere past the rainbow.”

Julian looked outside, his brows furrowed. “But, Mama…where is the rainbow?”

I paused, placing my hand over his. “It’s out there, Julian. I know it’s hard to see sometimes but…it must be there.”

Photo credit: <a href=”″>Stephen O</a> on <a href=””>VisualHunt</a&gt; / <a href=””&gt; CC BY-SA</a>

Just living is not must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. ~Hans Christian Andersen

I am a mother, a blogger and the author of the memoir Pitter-Pat: A Mother's Journey from Loss to New Life. I am currently in training to be a life coach through Martha Beck's Wayfinder Life Coach Training Program. I write about grief, love, and the beauty of new beginnings. My other interests are meditating, walking outside and doing pretty much anything that brings me closer to nature.


  1. August 12, 2018

    Somewhere over the rainbow, that’s where you will find your little ones. Tears—–

    • awakeningwildflower
      August 12, 2018

      Thank you…💜

    • awakeningwildflower
      August 12, 2018

      Thank you!! 🙂

  2. August 13, 2018

    Oh how love, faith and, hope keep us going even when we don’t feel like it or don’t understand! Hugs your way 💕

    • awakeningwildflower
      August 13, 2018

      Thanks! Hugs back…

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