Sunday, April 29, 2012

Alivia's First Communion

Today Alivia accepted the sacrament of her First Communion at Saint Columbkille Catholic Church. After much confusion, she had it at the 9am Mass. Although it was not our preference (since the invitations to family were sent out for 2pm, food for 2pm, etc.), it turned out to work out better with fewer kids going through it (I believe there were 7 kids).

Alivia was dressed in her white dress, white veil, white tights, and hair curled. She was so adorable and so nervous as we sat in the front row and waited for her to go first. She accepted the Body of Christ and nearly dropped the Blood of Christ (okay, must start practicing with Addison now on passing me the wine in a wine glass). Let's just say Alivia probably will not accept the Blood of Christ for some time now. It was a beautiful moment, choked me up watching her. It seemed like yesterday that Alivia, at 4 or 5 pounds, was baptized. Now, nearly 8 years old, is accepting Communion. This is only a small step in her life in Faith, but such a big, memorable one.

Afterwards, Grandma Kathy, Grandpa Bob, Grandma Pat, Grandma Bet and Grandpa Bill came back to the house for cake and some of Alivia's favorites. I know, weird to have cake at 10, but remember, we thought Alivia was doing this at 2pm until Thursday afternoon. Too late to change the menu then, at least for me.

It was a beautiful day that could not be dampened by the rain. May Alivia continue to grow in her faith as she continues her journey with God.

Putting on a bracelet we have made for her from Believe4ever. Message me for information. She is amazing!

She is 7 right?! I had to get married to get something in a Borsheims Box!! (from Grandma Bet and Grandpa Bill)

Alivia read every card. She received a Bible from Grandma Pat (and wore a necklace that Grandma Pat got from her Mother that was from Rome and is beautiful!), A beautiful music box from Grandpa Bob and Grandma Kathy along with a cute bracelet with a butterfly charm, and a cross necklace from Grandma Bet and Grandpa Bill. Oh, and Addison made her a card. :)

Meanwhile, Addison the cat, crawled in Pippa's bed. :)


everydayimages said...

Congratulations! What an amazing milestone. It is amazing at how fast these years pass.

everydayimages said...

What an amazing milestone! Congratulations to her! It is so crazy at how fast these years go by!

The Austin Life said...

Thanks Courtney! Love your Cross image today too. Hope everything is okay.