I recently had to do an assessment that sent me to my knees for a variety of reasons that I cannot go into (HIPPA, yo!). This was the kind of thing where I really struggled to maintain my composure and in fact, lost it during the session. Luckily it was clinically appropriate. I got back to my office, shut the door, and sobbed for about 10 minutes.
It was a rough day, to say the least. It really did not get any better after that. Thank God for 5 PM. I went to pick Charlie up from the daycare. She jumped up and down, she was so happy to see me. That helped.
I take her to the Jeep and strapped her into her car seat. There, across her cheek, was a small rainbow. I have hanging in my rear view mirror a prism that was my grandmother's. I vividly remember it hanging in her dining room window, above her cart of houseplants. She always had the most beautiful plants, and her violets were always so vibrant and a deep purple. Obviously I did not get the talent for growing house plants as they enter my house and just kill themselves instead of waiting for me to do it for them. Anyways, this prism always shone rainbows all over her dining room and I always was fascinated by them. This prism has always been in my car, and at various times does shine rainbows. However, it had never done so at this time of day as it just did not catch the sun where I park.
Until this day. There it sat, a small rainbow with no explanation for how it got there. Never saw one there before, and have not seen one since. A rainbow, just when I needed it.
I am not going to comment on beliefs about God, heaven, and the afterlife. Mostly because I know that my whole 7 readers run the gamut from the extremely devout to outright atheists, with everything in between. And quite frankly, what I believe is what I believe and none of your business. Could the rainbows be a coincidence? Absolutely. Humans do look for meaning in the mundane. I am incredibly comforted by the idea that my son is looking out for me in some way. Whether it is true or just me grasping at straws, it was comforting.