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…

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….

Grace-full Grief

My biggest revelation while mourning the death of my daughter, Celine, is that the deeper you go into grief, the deeper you encounter grace. Grief is a scary thing. When you experience loss people will tell you the importance of taking the time to grieve but instinctively, you might try to get the grieving process…

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…