"This is my body, which will be given for you;
do this in memory of me."
Today was G-Bear’s First Communion day.
G-Bear has been looking forward to this day for over a year. Her class’ journey together during the school year has been truly special, and it has been a joy to watch G-Bear take on this step of faith on her own so intently.
Our celebration of G-Bear’s First Communion began the night before, when we were able to welcome four of our friends from the Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus for dinner and dessert. They were excited to give G-Bear their prayers and blessings. The next morning, we welcomed MoMo and Papa and Aunty Cindy for a celebration lunch before the First Communion Mass. G-Bear was bubbling over with excitement as I helped her into her clothes and helped her with her hair. She wore her beautiful flower girl dress from the wedding last fall, a brand new ivory sash, her sparkle shoes, pearl stockings that she had been saving, and the fingertip veil that I wore for our wedding.
Lord, bless our G-Bear with a faith that continues to grow throughout her life! We praise you and thank you for such a special First Communion Day.