And he was simply overjoyed to receive the Body and Blood of Christ. H was literally counting down the days until his First Holy Communion.
He was so excited to see his Mimi and Papa…his Grandpa and Grandma Kueter…as well as Great-Grandma Kueter (92) who traveled all the way from Wisconsin!
He was even thrilled about wearing his suit. (He picked out his own bow tie!) I think he may well be on his way to becoming the "perfect Southern gentleman".
Benjamin with his 2nd Grade Teacher, Mrs. G.
And he was overjoyed to have been chosen as a Gift Bearer. He kept asking me questions about when to get up out of the pew…what he would carry…how he would know when to process forward.
Oh, if we all only possessed the thrill and excitement about receiving the Body of Christ each Sunday as our First Holy Communicants…can you imagine what a different world this could be?!
This beautiful child, A, was chosen to be a fellow Gift Bearer. A is wearing a traditional Puerto Rican First Holy Communion dress and veil. She looked so beautiful.
Although the day was cold and blustery…not unusual for a Kansas spring day…nothing could dull the light of Christ that burned brightly and warmed us all!
Benjamin with Father Michael.
Benjamin with Father Michael plus Mommy and Daddy
Benjamin with Mimi and Papa
And last but not least, a few cake/table pictures. Benjamin requested blue…but I didn't want "baby blue" so I went with a fun "Caribbean Blue/Green" theme. He loved it.
Benjamin's day was beautiful and amazing, and not possible without all the love and support of our family and friends. It is as day that I will cherish always.