Such a big day tomorrow for our family....our oldest son's First Communion. For me, it was my most memorable sacrament as a child in the Catholic Church. Hoping Carter agrees.
A couple of weeks ago, Carter and I attended a church retreat where we prepared more for what awaits him tomorrow.
Here he is taking the communion wafer (not blessed by a priest, so only for practice). Before this, we acted out several bible verses, hence the teachers in costume.
Time for the wine....Carter was totally grossed out by it.
Deacon Bill talking to the children.
Another event.....Carter is being anointed by Jesus here (in the green and blue rugby shirt, naturally).
Working on his Communion banner.
Carter and Deacon Bill have such a special bond. We will miss him so much! When picking him up each Wednesday night after Religious Education, he would be outside chatting away with the Deacon. At first, my insecurities took over and I feared he had been disruptive in class or something of the sort. Turns out, Carter was congratulating him on a good sermon or a memorable lesson in class. The confidence of this child......praising the Deacon.....he amazes me!
And, another special one.....Mr. Sanchez, his classroom teacher.
Jack and Lainey painted a keepsake box for Carter a few days after our retreat. Here they are before the paint project got started....in their darling new aprons I bought from Polka Dot Dreams, a friend of mine's business. Such cute stuff and great prices. These darling aprons were only $13 a piece. Carter has one, too.
Carter will stash several items in here.....his watches and his rosary.....a St. Christopher and a lovely engraved First Communion necklace on its way from Caroline.
Mass is tomorrow at 2:00.....then we visit friends, Nick and Marisa, once more and pick up Batman, too. Then, on the road to KC!!!!!!