Christina Taylor Green, the youngest victim of Saturday's shootings, was born on Sept. 11, 2001 - a date of bloodshed that shaped her tragically brief life, the girl's heartbroken mother said Sunday morning.
"It [9/11] was very, very special to her," weeping mom Roxanna Green told Fox News in a phone interview, less than 24 hours after her 9-year-old daughter was slain by alleged shooter Jared Lee Loughner.
"She would tell people when she was younger that, 'I was born on a holiday,' and then we would have to correct her."
But she would "always try to see the positive in it," her mom added, because a holiday is "a day of hope, and everyone getting together, and finding the good, and the hope."
During a local TV appearance, her father, John Green said, "She came in on a tragedy and she left on a tragedy."
Roxanna Green's grew emotional as she discussed "my angel," who was fatally shot in the chest.
"I just can't even put it into words," she said of her loss. "I can't express the devastation and hurt and how we were so robbed of our beautiful, beautiful princess. ... Her light shines on all of us today and forever."
Elsewhere I've read that she had recently celebrated her First Holy Communion at St. Odilia Catholic Church.
I believe firmly she's in her Savior's arms and He is giving her rest. May He do the same for her family.