Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Introducing Celia Joy

Celia Joy Waldron
November 26, 2013
8 pounds, 10 ounces
21.75 inches

Her name means "heavenly."  We chose it because we'd prayed she'd be a fighter, strong enough to survive to birth, a life-long fighter for heavenly joy in her own soul and in the souls of others.  We chose it too because we trusted her life would be a source of heaven-sent joy to our family, a gift especially precious after the loss of her sister Avaleen last year.

She's here now, almost two months old already, and I don't know how else to say it except that she fits.  She fits snuggled under my chin, fast asleep in the middle of the night.  She fits nestled in her Daddy's arms, peacefully watching the world go by.  She fits on her sister's lap, the perfect size for eager little arms to embrace.  She fits in all of our hearts, fills in some of the spaces Avaleen left behind.  She fits in this crazy little entity that is our family, already a calm and peaceful presence in our busy, noisy lives.  

She belongs with us, and we're ever so grateful she's here.

1 comment:

Celia Porter said...

God bless your little Angels, Celia & Avaleen. X

~1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 ESV
But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord