Twelve years ago today a Big Bad Thing happened. It will be years before your parents tell you about it and many more years before you’ll begin to understand it.
I hope you never experience anything like we did 12 years ago. But I can’t keep bad things from happening, I can’t keep your heart from being broken, I can’t keep you from pain.
I can promise that you are loved. Me and your Auntie and your grandparents and your parents and your cousins and people you haven’t even met yet all love you so much. And if a Big Bad Thing happens, and one day something will, I hope you hold on to that love. I hope you know that despite all the bad things, you are a good thing. And love is stronger than evil. And love will last.
So, Baby Girl, I hope when you wrap yourself up in this blanket, you also feel wrapped up in love.
Love, Aunt Rae
You can see my previous knitting progress here: baby blanket progress (4 inches). And I’ll write more on how it’s going later.