I accidentally posted this yesterday when I meant to save it as a draft, so many of you may be wondering who this adorable little girl is. She my niece, Elena, my husband's brother and sister-in-law's little girl, who was baptized last weekend in Kentucky. A few more photos of our weekend are here.
This whole week, as our country mourns the loss of so much promise in the young lives of the Virginia Tech students, I keep thinking how awful this must be for their parents. But I also feel bad for the parents of the shooter; how they must be grieving in a particularly horrible way. Then the next day 200 people lost their lives in Iraq, and I find myself just overcome by the waste of all this God-given life. In the homily at her baptism, the priest at the UK Newman Center hoped that Elena's generation might live in a world without war, that by then the powers-that-be will have found a better way to solve disputes. I hope so.
There is knitting content to this post: the little white sweater Elena wore at her baptism was knitted by yours truly. Her mom is requesting another one. I hope to choose a pattern from this book.