Wednesday, May 6, 2009

~The Perfect Day~

~I love, love this picture of Rowan & her Daddy~

~this past Sunday~May, 3rd. 2009~ Rowan received her First Holy Communion.~and~ I just wanted to share a few moments of that day with you.~
~It really was a perfect day~and~ I'm not talking about the weather.~Which was one of those sunny rainy days, I like very much.~ I am talking about the feeling of the day~ it was filled with excitement & joy.~
~We had to be at Our Lady of Lourdes, all dressed pretty by 8:00am, for the 8:30 mass.~ I was so, excited that I had troubles falling asleep.~ I had stayed up & finished making Rowan's vial.~By the time I went to bed~ the excitement of the next day, had already set in.~
But, we made it.~just slightly late~
~The mass was beautiful~all the children receiving communion that day~took part in the mass, by bringing the gifts to the alter or giving a reading.~Shari K., who runs the Religious Education Program, did a wonderful job making this mass one that you could never forget.
~And, when Rowan walked up to Father Bob & received her First Communion, I did get very teary & a great feeling of happiness filled my heart.~It was just so very lovely.~
~After a cake & punch celebration at the church, we all met at Strawberry Street Cafe~where we made reservations for brunch.~The celebration continued with family.~
~ It truly was a perfect day~ it was perfect, because it unfolded before us so lovingly.~
~Thank You Jesus~ I Love You~


Cris said...

Awww, love the pictures, what a beautiful, special day. I still remember all three of my children's First Communions. She looks like a princess!

twolefthands said...

Rowan is such a pretty name and what a gorgeous little sweetie she is! I remember my First Communion, what a special day!

Carolyne said...

So sweet! Congratulations!

Susan said...

What sweet pictures. Such a wonderful memory for you. She looks adorable.

mIzZ (hONeY) bEe aka Marlene said...

Congratulations Rowan..I hope your mom shows you my little note...I can tell that your mom & dad are very proud of you & that you did a great job in receiving your First Holy Communion...I teach little ones to recieve First Holy Communion like them I can say you were Awesome...have a honey of a night & thank your mom for adding to my follower group...sweet dreams!

Grace Peace & Joy 2 all! Marlene aka "QBeeC"

Carol B. said...

What a Blessed day. God Bless you all.

Georgina said...

I love that picture and the whole First Communion event is so very nostalgic too. I'm 57 and I still remember mine, my dress, purse, missle (prayer book with a mother-of-pearl cover), and the whole thing. My parents had a brunch at the house and I remember my mother getting furious because I was outside climbing trees and rock walls with my dress!!! LOL

Congratulations and what an adorable child.


Amy Gethins Sullivan said...

~Oh~ Thank you~ Everyone !~
~for enjoying this with me.~
~it really was, just the most wonderful day.~

Buskitten said...

Hi Amy, a warm welcome to Jumble Sale Rabbits! What beautiful photos of your daughter on her special day - I can remember mine, many, many years ago!
Your work is amazing Amy, really very beautiful. Great to meet you xx

Suzanne said...

Came by to wish you a Happy Mother's Day...and this is the perfect post for it! Rowan is beautiful,what a special day and happy memory for your family.

Hope your Mother's Day is filled with many more happy memories.

Anonymous said...

What a special time. Congrats to Rowan and your family. And that's a wonderful photo of Rowan and her dad.

Paz xoxo

Flora said...

I love this time in little Catholic childrens lives, They believe so earnestly and innocently!!!I miss knowing mine are all done, well at least my girls are, my son will be doing his confirmation soon.