Welcome to Jordana's Rainbows - The Chronicles•
Posted on April 22 2019
“Whenever you have truth it must be given with love, or the message and the messenger will be rejected.” - Mahatma Gandhi
April 22 2019 - It has been 3 years and 3 months since Jordana left this earth. It has been a journey of truth, healing, discovery, growth, strength, and really understanding the depths of eternal LOVE. This journey made a stop here today as we launch Jordana’s Rainbows - The Chronicles.
For five months after she passed, Jordana’s Rainbows was a seed I carried and played with in the palm of my hand and then one day, June 22, 2016, it was time to plant it. The house was quiet as I was home alone for the first time since her passing. The stillness made me long for her more and almost involuntarily I sat up on my family room sofa and opened the laptop and found her. Jordana’s Rainbows was born and her eternal love went viral that day. Acts of kindness, DIPG awareness, people rallying together to help spread her light, to help raise funds for this unheard of brain tumour and there I was, somehow facilitating all of it. I assure you that Jordana was and is guiding the whole process.
So why create a blog to The Jordana’s Rainbows Foundation?
This blog will be a place to find all things that emulate Jordana’s spirit. Instagram was a beautiful start but always felt I could dig deeper and needed a place I could be more free with what I write.
Jordana has given me a reason to go on, she never left me, and I feel her rainbows every time I can’t see past the darkness. I want to share more of her, the quirky things that remind me she is never far, the beautiful things and places I know she loved. The things and places that I know she would love now because she sends me a wink to tell me I'm right. A space for people who follow Jordana’s Rainbows to have real conversations together about inspirations, overcoming disappointments, to talk books and things, and sometimes share in a good virtual cry. I believe we are put on this earth to make valuable connections that develop our perception of why we are here, and bring meaning and joy to life in a time so fast and so filled with information overload that we question our own meaningful existence.
Why call it Jordana’s Rainbows - The Chronicles?
“The Rainbow Chronicles” was actually an idea my baby girl gave life to, as seen the video below. When Jordi was gravely ill for four months, those days, those minutes will haunt me forever. But even in the horrific nightmare of each day, Jordana’s love sustained us. She was an avid YouTube subscriber and even at 9 years old she would create short videos of her favourite finds, and tell me who to follow. She thought up “The Rainbow Chronicles” as a way to reach out to people, to tell her story, to be a series of posts for people who were ill, or going through hardships, that they too had rainbows wIthin them to harness. I would videotape her as she would find the strength to show off her freshly painted nails, her rainbowfied hospital room and she would make jokes to keep me smiling. She couldn’t eat, she couldn’t walk and she could barely talk but she was determined to share her light through “The Rainbow Chronicles”. She never got the chance to do this, but I know she wanted me to pursue this with her in heaven, and here I am. While she was set on “The Rainbow Chronicles”, it will be called “Jordana's Rainbows -The Chronicles”, because it wouldn’t be possible to not have her name on anything I carry out in her honour. My posts will be a colourful expression of all she loved, all she endured and a place to find gratitude for the big and small bits in our lives. It might waver from sweet talks about her favourite lipgloss and where to find the best rainbow leggings to moments of deep despair and diving through waves that can be relentless.
This is my first post and do you know how many times I have turned off the ignition before I even pressed the pedal? I'm reinserting the key yet again and all because of you. So, my first post is a THANK YOU because whether you realize it or not, you embraced us, you picked us up as a family and helped us to find our way. Jordana has her wings around all of us, I promise you as her mother I know this is true. We will choose love together and my hope is that those days when you can't seem to make your way through the dark, you find yourself here, at Jordana's Rainbows -The Chronicles. Jordana and her rainbows will be waiting...
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