In his specially ordered gold tie. The ones at Sears and Macy's and Penney's and Bon-Ton were not quite right. It was meant to be the special tie for his First Communion but we let him wear it for this special occasion as well.
Our normal pastor was unexpectedly out of town for a funeral so Father Bill came and he was wonderful. It is such a weird feeling of letting go when you see them walk away at their turn. One I can't quite place into words. I cried. Which is not really a surprise.
"Papa, can you match with me?"
"I want to get a picture with him!"
Michael decided on a pizza dinner to celebrate. "The dough is like our souls. And then the sauce is like Jesus' blood. And the cheese is our soul all clean again!" Well...yes.
And just a little something...
We've given both the older boys a special crucifix for their First Reconciliation, one that we hope they will have through their lives to remind them of His mercy always always available to them.
(Do you have any special things you do for First Reconciliation? I love the tradition that some people have of letting their daughters get their ears pierced on that day to commemorate the day. The symbolism is so beautiful. I racked my brain trying to think of something comparable for boys but couldn't come up with anything. I'm pretty sure Brian would say no to a piercing ;)
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