So today was my goddaughter’s First Communion.Â I, alas, missed it because I appear to have the flu (thankfully, so far it does not appear to be of the porcine variety.Â That said, I won’t turn away any prayers that are cheerfully offered).Â I was seriously bummed out.Â I always love a good sacrament.
But my parents went, and they nobly took Matthew with them, so I only had to take care of Lukey.Â Â It was quite relaxing to be looking after the one half of my offspring who does not 1) walk or 2) talk.Â Â I actually rested.
When my folks came back, they reported that the gifts I’d gotten my goddaughter were a huge hit.Â Both were Marian in theme (surprise!).Â One was the lovely Take it to the Queen, by Josephine Nobisso.Â The other was this craft kit to make a tiny grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes.
It’s from the Catholic Child catalog.Â Is it weird for a 36-year old woman to buy one for herself?
Please say no.