Emma will be taking her First Communion this coming Sunday (Pentecost). She has had a series of classes preparing her for this big step. We weren't sure we were doing the right thing by having her do this at such an early age. Fr. D assured us that is she felt like she was being left out at the altar, then she was ready. Several outbursts (during Communion) later, we signed her up. "I WANT SOME!" she would scream.
This past Sunday (her last class) as she sat in class quietly with her legs crossed and hands folded in her lap, I wondered if she was hearing anything at all. Would she go away with a message at all?
She has picked out a beautiful pink dress and "princess" crown with veil to wear on Sunday. While trying to figure out her hair in the veil yesterday we talked about the reason she was wearing this beautiful dress and veil. "Are you ready to take your First Communion?" I asked.
"Yea, Jesus' body" she said. My mom had mentioned she said this the day before but I was skeptical until I heard it myself. If she has that figured out...I think she is more read than some adults. I'm so proud of my girl.