Yesterday, Thanksgiving Day, I traveled to Peoria, IL to spend the day with my sisters and their families. It was also the first opportunity for me to meet my new great-niece, Lillian, who is two and a half months old. Pictured on the left are her mother, who is my niece Patty; her sister Mary Ellen who is two years old; and me holding Lillian.
This afternoon the family is gathering for the baby's baptism which I will perform at a local parish.
I have much to be thankful for.