Saturday, April 28, 2012

On this special day

It is early in the morning and all is quiet. Yesterday, my mom and I spent the day in the kitchen preparing food for a big celebration. All this past year, and really, all her life, we have been preparing Anna for this special day. Today, my Anna Rose will receive her First Holy Communion.

This week, my mother-in-law, who will be arriving in a few hours, sent her a sweet letter. In it, she wrote of her prayer that Anna always keep Jesus as her best friend. My prayer is that she remembers this day always as the day Jesus became her best friend and that she may continue to develop and increase that friendship all through her life.

My mother-in-law also enclosed the lyrics to the song they sang on her First Communion day, back in 1931!

Jesus, Jesus come to me,

All my longing is for Thee.

Of all friends the best Thou art,

Make of me Thy counterpart.

May I ask for your prayers for Anna on this most important day?


  1. Just prayed for you and Anna. Know this is a wonderful and important stepping stone in a lifetime journey of faith.

  2. Remember to get the first kiss from Anna after she receives! Prayers for her on this most special day!

  3. Thank you for inviting us to share Anna's special day. We had a wonderful time.