Monday, May 10, 2010

Simple Joys

We have had such a glorious week-end filled with lots of blessings.

First, Ilaria made her First Communion on Saturday morning and, I must confess, I cried and cried. LOL! For me, this is one of the most important days in my daughter's life. And, no, it's not because of the dress or how she looked or that my baby's growing up too fast. For her to receive Him, just touches my heart in a profound way. So, yes, the tears were flowing but they were all of pure joy. It couldn't get any better than that, right? See:

Yet, it was so much better because she was blessed with sharing this day with both of her godmothers and Mr. Charlie too.

Yes, our kind stranger joined us and added even more joy.

Then, on Sunday, Ilaria was chosen to crown Mary in our new church.
And, to top that off, for Mother's Day, I got a rotten fence replaced with a new one! Yay!

So, yes, we have been blessed and we are truly grateful. These are simple joys; yet, it doesn't get any better than this.


Elizabeth said...

I saw the pictures on FB, Ilaria is so darn beautiful. You are truely blessed.

Sue aka barracudasue said...

Your daughter looks SO angelic! The dress and headpiece are just AMAZING! You did such an excellent job and it's a keepsake to be treasured forever!

That was SO incredible that Mr. Charlie came for her day with God! What a very special man he is! Mr. Charlie and our Lord!!!!!!!!

Such blessings and to top it off, ON Mother's Day! Congrats on the new fence! LOL

jzayler said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day! Ilaria looked beautiful!!

Kelly S said...

Sounds like a truly wonderful weekend. Your daughter is a true beauty. And the dress turned out fabulous.

Caroline said...

Ilaria is gorgeous and you did a fabulous job on her dress. What a wonderful day!

Anna said...

Such sweet sweet memories. And she looks beautiful.

Carol's Crafts said...

What a beautiful angel you have. I know you are so proud of her.

Pam said...

Beautiful pictures.

AnnW said...

Thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures and details of the day.

maliburita56 said...

What a pretty 1st Communicant and the dress is lovely!

This brought back memories of my own and my daughter's 1st Communions and also my crowning Mary at the May Crowning when I was little.

These are memories she will never forget. Many congratulations and God Bless.

Rita K