Lucy’s First Holy Communion: 4/7/19

Lucy had her First Communion today. It was beautiful! I think I smiled the entire Mass…and we had a great party after! For the many family members of mine that could not come from afar, I thought I’d show the day in pictures. I pray that Lucy always remembers this day and continues to cherish her relationship with Jesus and grows in the Catholic faith. {Photo cred: Uncle Cam}

We woke up even earlier than usual to get ready and get the food warming up. Lucy jumped out of bed and we had no wardrobe or hair malfunctions. She looked like a princess! I had a flash forward to the future when I was putting the veil in her hair….is this what marrying off my daughter will feel like!?!?

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We had done all of her shopping weeks ago and got just what she wanted, within reason, because we have 4 daughters and I realize we are setting a precedent with Lucy that will carry on. We did have to exchange her original veil because, believe it or not, there is a HUGE difference between white and off-white, and you can totally tell if the two are different. She wanted to wear a tiara and have her hair in a bun. Easy enough! She also wore a new bracelet from Aunt Mel where each bead corresponds to a part of the Nicene Creed. Very pretty and really neat!

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Mass went great. Lucy got to read the first half of the Prayers of the Faithful and did such a great job in front of the 100’s of people at Mass!

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The big part of the day arrived…Lucy had her first Communion! I didn’t cry, I was just so proud of her and happy for her!

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Lucy had 14 kids in her class. They each made a banner for their First Communion and hang them around the church. It’s really neat to see all the different designs. Lucy was incredibly proud of hers.

img_3936And then we tried to get a family picture. I look sly (?), Gabriel’s tie looks like he stole it from a toddler, Ruth is shoeless and doing everything she can to get away from me, and Kateri was only caring about the fake tree behind us. Hey, we tried πŸ˜‰

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The cousins got their picture with ‘Jesus’s bedroom’, as we like to call it; AKA the tabernacle!:

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On the way from church I spotted a faint low rainbow in the sky. God was smiling down πŸ™‚

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And then we took a selfie because I was riding in the back due to extra passengers. #blackbetty

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Afterwards, we had a great party with a lot of people, plenty of BBQ pork and a giant cake that I am currently eating now. πŸ˜‰

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It was a great day! Such a great day πŸ™‚

 

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