Thursday, May 7, 2015

Our 3rd Daughter's First Holy Communion

This past Sunday, May 3rd, our daughter received her First Holy Communion at our parish.  My daughter was one of 10 children who received Jesus' Body and Blood for the first time. It was a blessed and beautiful day and as my daughter received Jesus in the Eucharist for the first time, I got emotional and teary-eyed watching her.  She was so excited and we were so proud of her!  

Here are some photos of my daughter's special day:

To prepare for her First Communion, we made this banner and also a scrapbook (I plan to blog about what we put in her scrapbook in another post).  My wonderful and very talented mom made my daughter's First Communion dress which is so beautiful and special and my other 2 daughters wore this handmade beauty at their First Communions

We are blessed to live in the same town as my parents and we are grateful they are able to share in these special sacramental celebrations with our children, family and friends.  

Our dear friend (and my roommate from college) visited from out of town to celebrate with us.  She's the cute red-head in the left photo with the white shirt. :) Some of my husband's family joined us for the First Communion Mass also who are pictured on the right side.  That's my husband's fraternal twin brother on the far left side of photo with his family. 

This beautiful cake was made by one of our local Wal-Mart stores in town.  Can you believe it?  A Catholic cake from Wal-Mart? :)  We have used this store several times in the past with our other children's First Communions and I really hope our Wal-Mart doesn't discontinue this design!  

After the Mass and a small reception at our parish, our family and some homeschool friends went to a friend's pool to celebrate. Pictured above with the cake is my daughter and 3 other homeschool children from our group that received First Holy Communion at the morning Mass.  Despite the cool temps of the pool water, the kids had fun swimming and running around.  (and no adults wanted to brave the cold pool water!) 

I'll finish this post with this beautiful video called "How Beautiful- the Catholic Version."  I think it captures this past weekend's celebration quite well.  Enjoy!

Have a beautiful weekend and if I don't get back on my blog before Mother's Day, have a blessed Mother's Day weekend and my prayers are with those whose mothers are no longer physically present with them and for women who long to be mothers one day. 


Mom2Seven said...

She is lovely, Tracy! I would love a family update sometime if you have a minute. Happy Mother's Day to a very dear and loving woman! <3

Chris said...

I think my com disappeared! oops.....

if so, congratulations again!


Billie Jo said...

What a lovely day for your lovely daughter!
Blessings on her First Communion. : )
And Happy Mother's Day to you!

Laurie said...

Congratulations to your daughter on receiving her first communion. What a precious day! I love all your pictures.

Allison said...

THat 2nd square of photos just got me! They're all great but that when the eyes got watery...God bless her and your beautiful family, Tracy!

Nicole said...

So sweet. God bless your daughter.

Thank you Annita! I hope your Mother's Day was blessed!

Thank you Billie Joe! I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day as well!

Awww Allison, thank you! I'm so glad the photos touched you in a special way! First communions are so special!

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