Aug. 23rd, 2014, our babygirl was born. I always had it in my mind/heart that when I had a child, I would go natural, and that’s just what I did. Not only do I thank God for giving me the strength to endure almost 12 hours of natural labor, but he equipped me to do so, allowing me to be able to condition my body through the walking and swimming.
Our babygirl’s name is Reygan. Growing up I always heard the song, “You are my sunshine, my only sunshine…” but that song NOW, holds a lot of meaning to me after the journey my husband and I went through. The name means A LOT to me not just because I loved the name but it signified something big. The day we found out we lost our first child, and I witnessed the rain, sun and double rainbow, the name Reagan suddenly stuck with me. I changed the way it was spelled to make it more “girl” appropriate. She is literally my REY of sunshine.
The sun was shining bright through the rain all the while The REYnbow appeared across the sky. So when I say her name it reminds me of the sunshine through the rain, and the double rainbow.
When Reygan was born, and I got to see and hold her for the first time, “You are my sunshine, my only sunshine…” was the first song I sang to her.
We are truly blessed.