Thursday, June 20, 2013

Birthday Rainbow

It was Molly's birthday the other day.  She's 13.  (sob)  Where did the time go?

Shortly after blowing out her candles, Taylor came running into the house telling us there was an amazing rainbow outside.

Amazing is a gross understatement.


I have never seen a rainbow like it.
The colors were so vibrant and strong that it took my breath away.

I yelled for the kids to go tell the neighbors while I went back inside for my camera.

Camera's don't pick up rainbows all that well.  Even when you can see one quite clearly, it often looks pale and almost invisible in a photo.  So keep that in mind as you view the shots below.  I didn't have a wide enough angle to get the entire rainbow--which stretched in a perfect arch across the sky.  And then there was a double...

Yes!  A double rainbow above the first!  It was less vibrant but still beautiful.

As the sun began to set, the second rainbow disappeared but the original one stayed.  The light totally changed as the last of the sun lingered and lit the clouds with gold.

So Molly....  God sent a beautiful double rainbow on your birthday, which makes me remember the verse He gave me for you before we knew who you would be:

"For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a Hope and a Future."  Jeremiah 29:11

We love you, sweet girl!!


Sharon said...

Molly is such a cutie!!! Our kids are growing up WAY to fast!!! Love the rainbow pictures! Don't think I've ever seen a rainbow so striking!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Happy Birthday, Molly! Your rainbow pictures are fantastic. A double rainbow. How blessed!

Tesseraemum said...

Happy Birthday Molly!!
Hope your year is a beautiful as your perfect gift from the Lord!

Debbie Sauer said...

Beautiful rainbow. Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

You have beautiful children! The pictures you took of the double rainbow are beautiful! I am actually part of a group called "The Rainbow Journey". It is a group of woman who have lost a child in the womb or shortly after giving birth. To us, a rainbow is the "calm after the storm." I delivered my rainbow baby on April 26th, she has a brother or sister watching over her in heaven; the rainbow just remind us what a blessing God has given my husband and I after a loss. Such a beautiful picture!