What a joyful day it was this past Sunday, when my youngest baby boy made his First Holy Communion!! He was so excited!! He has been asking to make his First Holy Communion for a couple of years now.....His was absolutely giddy with anticipation...and I thank our Lord with all of my heart for our homeschool! It is in our little classroom that some of the most important conversations happen....the other important conversations happen in the car as we are driving around town, running here and there.....just living our day to day lives TOGETHER!!! Our home and school is our little domestic church. Christ calls us as families to be a domestic church. These are the days where the roots of my children's faith is formed.....Where their characters and consciences are formed. Yes, consciences NEED to be formed by parents.....aside from some beautiful innate characteristics that we all possess because we are formed in the Image and Likeness of our Dazzling and Most Divine Creator, we need to form the parts of ourselves that are disordered in our human-ness.
Nicholas was the only one making his First Communion at that beautiful 11:00am High Mass! Jeremy was honored to serve God, through assisting Monsignor as an acolyte at that important Mass. Before starting his insightful and inspired homily, Msgr Hart talked about how Nicholas was receiving this most important Sacrament in front of the whole church and then everyone clapped for Nicholas. Nicholas could not believe it and leaned over after the clapping concluded to tell me that, that was the largest number of people to ever clap for him all at once. It was just so perfectly blessed and special. He will never forget that day!
Msgr and Mrs. Hart joined us at our house for lunch and to help us celebrate our sweet Nicholas' special Sacrament. What a kind gesture it was for Msgr to accept our invitation. He and Mrs. Hart are so special to our family!
It was a wonderfully blessed day for our entire family! Nicholas has waited so long for this day and finally it was here!