Today would have been Katherine's 21st birthday. A day she was SO looking forward to. Today, she would have gotten to meet her little baby niece. There are a lot of "would haves" that I could list. But those "would haves" didn't get to be. And we've spent our time being sad, and asking why, and then being mad. And some days, I still feel like that. But today, on Katherine's birthday, we baptized our baby girl, and it was a happy, happy day. We chose a middle name for her that is so very special, and we baptized her on a day that is so very special. And it was perfect. And you know what? Today I couldn't help but think about our little baby girl, and her middle name, and how I can already see some little bits of my sister in her. And how I can't wait to tell her all about her Aunt Katherine, her namesake.
Oh what a day it was.