Friday, April 3, 2009

Son's First Holy Communion

*JMJ* I've just been getting ready for my son's First Holy Communion. We're getting closer now. My son will be making this sacrament on May 17th. Oh my gosh, as a mother I'm getting so excited! I'm happy and thrilled and feeling all kinds of emotions. This is the day that I have been waiting for since my youngest son was born! And now the time is almost here. We're on our home stretch now. We still have so much work and preparation to do to but I can clearly see our goal is much closer now. Thank heavens! Last month we got my son's black dress shoes. Yesterday I found a pair of black slacks that fit him perfectly. We got him a long sleeve white shirt which is required of all the boys receiving their sacraments in our parish anyway. The director of the chatacism is going to sell white ties for $5 which are suppose to be really nice. White ties are required to. But no suit jacket can be worn. If he wears it to the church, he must remove the jacket when he is seated. Oh my gosh I'm getting so excited just thinking about this and sitting here writing about this. I can't wait for that day to come. I have to purchase a rosary and a little communion book for his pictures that I'm going to have done. As soon as I get his tie, I'll have to make the appointment for his photo shoot. See, just thinking of him getting his pictures taken is making me all giddy again and has me smiling from ear to ear. We have to go to another 4 hour workshop tomorrow afternoon for my son's First Holy Communion. And no it's not the last one either. We got one more to go to. The church does ask a lot of the families but I'll do whatever I have to do to get my son's First Holy Communion sacrament done. I don't care if I have to go on a week retreat, I'll do just that!!!! I was talking to some people and stating my opinion that this is going to be my son's most important day of his life. They were disagreeing with me and saying that when he gets married and has his own children, would be the most important day of his life. Ugh, disagree with them, as they disagree with me. But my point being...what could possibly be more important than the beginning of receiving Christ in the Eucharist for the rest of your life here on earth. What could be more important? What could you possibly compare, receiving Christ into your body, to anything else? To me, in my opinion, this will be and is the most important thing that will happen to him in his life. Yes marriages and children are wonderful and even important to. But not more important than this sacrament. I'm sorry. But I totally disagree, respectfully. =)