After over a year’s worth of preparation and anticipation, John completed the sacrament of First Reconciliation tonight.
It was remarkable to stand just outside the heavy wooden of the doors of our beautiful church and quietly observe him return from the vestibule, light a candle and pray for God’s mercy and forgiveness – he seemed so grown up in those moments, yet was still filled with the wonder, innocence, and curiosity of a seven year old.
He was a bit nervous going into the evening, but came out all smiles.
I am so thankful for our community on nights like this – he was surrounded with friends from school, sports and the like.
We celebrated the occasion with dinner out with bestie M and her family.
And we marked the night with these sweet ornaments from Tricia at HKL Designs. I absolutely adore them and am so thankful to have such talented friends.
Last but not least, we recorded the sacrament in our family Bible. John was incredibly excited to be the first one on the page :-)
Feeling mighty blessed!