Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Special Day For My Beautiful Girl

Sunday was a special day in so many ways. As if it being Divine Mercy Sunday and the beatification of Pope John Paul II wasn't reason enough to celebrate, Lily received her First Holy Communion as well.

Up until the last minute I was fretting about whether I had done all I could to make the day special enough, perfect enough, for Lily to remember in years to come. Although the day started out cold, windy and gloomy accompanied by snowflakes on the first day of May, the day was beautiful and perfect in so many ways. Besides having family members join us at Mass in the morning, we hosted brunch afterward at our home with family and friends who knew the importance of the day in Lily's sacramental life. And at the end of the day, Lily was exhausted and said it had been a very good day.

Of course, I just HAVE to share some photos of my girl....

Waiting in the church basement, before Mass with her fellow First Communicants from the parish.

During Mass, with her First Communion candle during the renewal of Baptismal vows

Lily and the other girl in her class read the prayer petitions. She did an excellent job and wasn't even nervous!

The Easter flowers at church were the perfect backdrop for First Communion photos.

Of course, sometimes brothers are having a rough morning...and this happened to be one of those mornings for Jonah. Thankfully, we did capture this shot with Lily and he was smiling. It was the only one though. Oh well.

Lily and 'her girls', Gianna and Great-Niece #2 and #4. Even the crowd of onlookers were oohing and aahing over this darling group as they posed.

Although our church doesn't have the greatest stained glass windows, I did spot this one and thought it appropriate for the day.

And, of course, after brunch there was cake!

Congratulations Lily on your First Holy Communion! May it always be a day to remember and celebrate.


  1. What a very special day for Lily!! YOu captured the joy perfectly! Was this a homeschool group that made it together?

  2. Thanks Patty!

    These were just students from our parish. Our kids are the only younger homeschoolers at our parish (besides a family with middle school-high school age kids). Most of the homeschoolers we are in a group with go to parishes that are 15 miles away.

  3. Congratulations Lily!!!

    God bless!

  4. Congratulations & God's richest blessings to your beautiful little girl and to your family!

    And thank you, Sarah, for your nice comment this morning. I haven't been able to leave as many as I'd like these days (it's the headless chicken syndrome) but I'm still reading!

    Happy Mary Month of May! There's finally sun!!!


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