Truckin’ Right Along…

on my 40 by 40 bucket list!


My sweet Britta made her First Communion on Saturday morning.  She was beautiful!

Unfortunately, our oldest daughter Erica wasn’t at Britta’s First Communion, but she made it to Britta’s second Communion that evening.  We had to were blessed to turn around and go to Saturday evening mass so the kids could sing in the Children’s Choir.

Since Drake and Blaise (up in the choir balcony) and I take special low gluten Communion, I got to sneak up to the choir loft to give them the Eucharist out of our special pyx.  I decided to join in, singing my heart out with those precious children.  I love music, and someday when my arms aren’t full of squirmy babies at mass I would love to join the choir.  #11 from my list—Sing in the church choir—Check!


On Sunday, we were blessed with a beautiful spring day for Erica’s Academy Show at the farm where she takes English riding lessons.  Erica rode Kat, and she took me to his stall to show me how she cares for him.  #16—Pet a horse—Check!

Erica did two foot and cross rails in Hunter Jumping.  She was beautiful, strong, and confident riding Kat.  My heart was full of love and pride all mixed with the bittersweet pang of reality that Erica is growing up.  “My” baby is an independent young lady who will leave me someday!

Then it hit me—

She never really was mine, anyway.

She has always belonged to God, who entrusted her to me as a gift.  Thank you, Lord, for the gift of Your children!


See what love the Father has bestowed on us that we may be called the children of God.     1 John 3: 1

For those who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.  Romans 8:14

While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of the light.  John 12:36


8 thoughts on “Truckin’ Right Along…

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  2. Your daughter looked lovely. First Communion is a special time. I sing in the church choir and we do the First Holy Communions in June. I don’t think I will be able to sing in it next year when my middle daughter makes hers. I will be too emotional, which will equal warbly and squeaky singing!!


    • Yes, it is her Grandma’s First Communion dress! My two older girls wore it also, and it should be in good shape for Maren a few years from now. It’s a very special dress. A dear friend of the family made her wreath of flowers.


      • That’s just beautiful!!! I’m (now) wishing we’d had some family history in baptismal gowns. Brylie (7) will be baptized into the Church this week. I found her an adorable boutique-style gown that actually looks like a vintage (not antique 😉 ) infant gown. I plan to reconstruct it later into an infant gown that she can use with her children 🙂


      • Can you sew? Impressive. Congratulations on Brylie’s upcoming baptism. Her dress sounds beautiful, and I’m sure she would love using it for her babies in the future!


      • I do sew! Refashioning has become a favorite thing of mine to do – it’s saved us a few times (coming up with a special outfit made from thrifted women’s clothes!)


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