It was one fine Sunday morning when everyone’s seems to be very excited for something grand. Amazingly, the usual lazy Sunday feel has been replaced by nearly panicky gestures. I almost thought I lost track of the day but when I checked the calendar it is indeed in red print. I finally get back into reality when my girl entered the room, all dressed up and ready to go to church.
The ambiance was different that time as I’m seeing a lot of young boys and girls dressed in white clothes. Later did I know that day is also their first communion day. It is a ceremony in the Catholic Church wherein young boys and girls will be receiving the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist for the first time.
Unlike the usual Sunday masses, the young boys and boys and girls seated in one place while their proud family members are seated at the back who are as excited as well. The entire church is well adorned including the church chairs.
The mass is longer than the usual that time because the ceremony of the first communion has been included. Most of the family members brought their cameras to capture the event and later on had a special celebration.
Fist communion is a very important occasion in the Catholic faith and so is in RJ’s school. The school planned and prepared hard to make the said occasion memorable.
Hubby and I were excited to witness RJ’s acceptance of the Holy Eucharist for the first time. When we arrived at school that day, I was happy and contented with what I saw…everything is white except for the carpet which is red. There are white flowers everywhere I look and the children are singing touchy religious songs in their mellow voices, enough to give me goose bumps and make me cry. That was indeed, unforgettable.
There are different ways to mark and document that day but for me it is best to have her first communion solo picture to be photo framed. Because it is a special occasion, RJ’s photo needs a special frame too. While I am browsing the net, I saw a very nice frame. It is a personal creation, a wood frame that is perfect to hold RJ’s photo from that blessed day. It’s a beautiful way to remind us of RJ’s acknowledgement of a new level of maturity.
As parents, it is important to witness and document every milestone of your children. Always have your camera and videos ready and think of creative ways to preserve the photos and videos that your child can proudly look at when they grow up.