A Year in Heaven & 5 Lessons We’ve Learned about Loss

This week we celebrated Celine Gabrielle’s birthday…or as we now like to call it, her “heaven-day.” After all, her name does mean “heavenly.” While it still aches us to think that it has been exactly one year since we’ve held our daughter in our arms, it brings us great joy knowing that she has spent…

Celine’s Story (Part 3): More Precious Than Gold

This is the third and final part to my blog series entitled “Celine’s Story”. However, it is likely not the last time I will be writing about her or my experience of stillbirth. Although I do not hold Celine in my arms today, God continues to use her to transform my relationship with Him from the…

Celine’s Story (Part 1): Desiring Motherhood

What is your one desire? What is the dream that shapes the very core of what you believe about yourself? What is that one thing for which you would drop everything in life to become? Mine was to be a mother. At 6 years old, my cousins and I would stuff our dresses with pillows…

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…