Jenny’s Special Day

Jenny made her First Holy Communion on Friday morning.  God is good.  Our pastor does not normally permit families to present a child for sacraments without going through the CCD program.  His consent is the result of much fervent praying.  And perhaps gentle diplomacy.

It was a hot, sunny Georgia morning.  But the Mass was beautiful, and so was Jenny.

Jenny and Father Joe

Happy parents

My parents

Aunt Barb

The cousins (missing one…wish you were here T)

Bill’s parents

Aunt Beth

Aunt Margaret

Uncle Glenn
Parents and Godparents and unhappy 3 year old.

 Jenny’s Uncle Bill, her Godfather, is in Iraq.  He was missed.  I left a blank spot in this photo to show where he should be.

Jenny’s Baptism

Uncle Bill was attending school in California when Jenny was baptized, so he missed that one too.  My dad was the proxy.  Yes, that’s my sister.  She’s come a long way, baby.  It’s ok that Uncle Bill missed the baptism since her dad missed it, too.  He was deployed to Kosovo.  Hell Year.

Aunts and Uncles (missing 4…we were sad)

not sure what’s going on here

Hot, tired, impatient family

Time to go home and NAP

From my SIL’s camera:

Mary’s garden

parents-Godparents: “hurry up, the 3 yo is whining” photo

6 thoughts on “Jenny’s Special Day

  1. Congratulations! She is beautiful, and so's her mom! (You've grown your hair out–pretty!)

    And since the last three sentences were so very exclamatory, let me say in all seriousness that it is very reassuring that Jenny has an Aunt Margaret. Dear child. Such a blessing, that.

  2. Congratulations! We've never had any trouble receiving sacraments without going through CCD. I think, here, it's because they don't really know what to do with me. We do go through the ceremony with the rest of the children; I just show up a few weeks before and tell them we're in. 🙂

  3. We are blessed to be in a parish where we are not required to do CCD. I'm so glad you had the exception for Jenny! Congratulations!

    My pictures are still sitting in the camera for our FHC.

  4. Jenny looks just beautiful. Love the dress! 😉

    Happy First Holy Communion, Jenny. May all your Holy Communions be as special as your first.

  5. Congratulations to Jenny and to your family! And I second everything that Barbara has said, just above. (What can I say, great minds with great names think alike 🙂 )

  6. Congratulations to your newly communed one! Beautiful photos!

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