Truly, one of the most endearing sights anyone can enjoy is that of lots of beautiful little girls dressed up in their all-white finest and handsome young boys spiffed up in little suits and ties. First Communion brings out the dressiest in all of them and tomboys or not, my girls enjoyed feeling pretty in their special occasion ensemble as they received the consecrated host for the first time. It’s hard to believe how quickly time has flown as I remember back to my own First Communion experience. While I don’t remember all the details of the day, getting all dressed up in a lacy white dress with tights and veiled headpiece was a forever memorable time. I hope my own daughters felt the same way and will remember it fondly as well.
We were pretty lucky to have my girls’ godmother there as well. She drove up for the occasion, making it an extra special event. Family friends have a daughter who received her First Communion at the same mass and who just happens to have the same godmother. How fortunate was that? Lunch together afterwards gave us all a chance to relax and enjoy this wonderful milestone as our girls grow in our faith.