The Light Within American Feather


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"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."

This is one of my favorite quotes by Dr. Elisabeth Kubler Ross about grief and is the inspiration for the name of this special feather.

The Story Behind The Light Within American Feather...

I was asked if I would paint a feather for maternity photoshoot recently....specifically to celebrate a couple's rainbow baby.

If you aren't familiar, a rainbow baby is a term for a child born to a couple who have previously lost a child due to miscarriage, stillbirth or death during infancy.

What she didn't know and I had not yet shared here, is that I was pregnant as well. So, of course I was instantly drawn to her story and this opportunity to paint for them.

I definitely did not expect that we would soon experience this kind of loss as well. I found out last week that our baby had passed away...and I didn't know it. This is called a missed miscarriage. It has been heartbreaking, confusing, and scary time.

Of course, loss and grief are not new to me, but this has been was a totally different kind of experience.

Painting these feathers the last couple days while I am in the midst of this has been a healing...and really, there is nothing more appropriate than a story of beauty emerging from ashes for an American Feather.

If you are going through this kind of loss or have experiences a miscarriage, my heart goes out to you. If are celebrating your rainbow baby I'd love to celebrate with you. I hope you will all be encouraged to share in the comments.

I don't think this subject is talked about openly enough and of course, I am a big believer in the healing power of sharing the stories behind our feather.

Your story might be just what someone else needs to hear today. Including me.

Honor Them By Living,

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