Pain, Beauty and Love on Father’s Day

So it’s Father’s Day. I’ve always liked the idea of Father’s Day. An entire day dedicated to fathers, no matter what their shortcomings, mistakes, triumphs and achievements may be, we honor them. And I don’t know anything about your experience with your father, but whether you want to or not, you will think of him today….

We Named Her Celine Gabrielle

Celine is a French name which means “Heaven” or “heavenly”. To be honest, when Jon and I were picking a name for our daughter we absolutely fell in love with the sound of the name Celine. I however, admit struggling with the fact that it meant “heaven.” I refused to entertain the thought of heaven and…