This past weekend was a family celebration as our granddaughter, Maggie (Mary Magdalene Christine), celebrated her First Communion at St. Teresa’s in Grovetown, GA. Maggie is eight years old and the first child of our daughter, Sheri and our son-in-law, Bobby, who watched with pride. Maggie was named after my mother, and what a joy in our life she has become!
Looking quiet grown up but with childhood innocence, she walked down the church aisle in her beautiful dress and veil, representing the bride of Christ, with small her hands prayerfully folded in reverence. What a precious picture she made with her wonderment of taking communion and what it represented. Children are so wonderful and Jesus had a special love in his heart for them. “But Jesus called for them (children) saying, “Permit the children to come to Me and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Luke 18:16 NASB
Afterward, the grandparents, Godparents, priests, aunts, uncles and friends filled their beautiful home with love, laughter and chatter to enjoy a delicious Italian lunch of baked ziti from Mimo’s restaurant, topped off with dessert of a very large white cross cake trimmed with white roses. Everything was delicious! Later, Maggie excitedly unwrapped her gifts then appreciatively passed them around the den, so we could all ooh and ahh.
Everyday throughout our lives, we are making memories for our children and grandchildren, either good or bad. It is certainly better to remember all the good events in our lives that we have celebrated. Like this one that Maggie will always hold dear in her heart and memory.
“Let us rejoice and be glad and give glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready.” Rev. 19:7 NASB