This is my first contribution to the Quest blog as I’ve just started as part of the team this week and am very excited to be here!
Over the last few days I’ve had a very personal experience with the Rainbow Ribbon that I’d love to share with you.
I’d seen the rainbow ribbons on the website, however had only first seen them physically on Monday when I was given a few to look over. I took them home and read the card and thought how beautiful the message and philosophy was.
My mother in law has been ill for some time and had recently been placed in palliative care. We received news on Wednesday evening that she wasn’t expected to see the night through. With that news my two little men (10 & 8 years old) were understandably overcome with emotion as their hearts and minds grappled with the reality that Granny wasn’t going to make it. Their little hearts were breaking and they sobbed and sobbed.
As I sat on my 8 year olds bed, I remembered that I had the rainbow ribbons in my bag. I KNEW they would be the perfect balm to sooth these wounded souls and let them find some peace in the still of the night knowing the connection to their Granny was wrapped in their rainbow connections. I read them the words on the card, and together we sent love and blessings to Granny.
Granny passed peacefully last night. At home we lit candles and sent her love and rainbows and the boys were so happy they had their rainbow ribbons to take to bed with them as they felt such a connection to their beloved Granny.
A connection and a ritual that will be repeated time and time again whereever and whenever we find ourselves.