Eliana’s First Reconciliation


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Friends,

On Saturday, February 23, 2008, Eliana, my 7 year old, had her First Reconciliation. In the Catholic faith, this is when children first confess their sins and receive their penance. All the second graders looked so sweet, girls in their Sunday best and boys in little suits. The ceremony was held at the church affiliated with Eliana’s school. This is a picture above the altar at the front of the church, with a gorgeous stained glass window.

Eliana’s Reconciliation - Church Altar 2-23-08

Eliana was a reader, reading one of the responsorial Psalms. She did such a great job. Look at my pretty-in-pink princess. What a smile!

Eliana’s Reconciliation - Eliana in front of Altar 2-23-08

This is a picture of Eliana with her paternal grandparents, Abuela (grandma in Spanish) and Papi. They were so proud of her! Eliana did such a good job. She didn’t appear the least bit nervous. In fact, she radiated.

Eliana’s Reconciliation - Eliana with Abuela and Papi 2-23-08

Afterwards, we ate breakfast at a fantastic little cafe’ called Parrot Pete’s. On our way to Parrot Pete’s we stopped to get gas. Check out Eliana in front of the Chevy Bel Air. Gorgeous car, gorgeous girl (and cute little dog too, in the window).

Eliana in front of Chevy Bel Air 2-23-08

It was a special day, especially for Eliana and Antonio. Her First Reconciliation was on his 40th Birthday! We love you, Eliana, and we are so proud of you! After church and breakfast, Antonio and I headed for Orange Beach, Alabama for fun in the sun! More on that in the next blog. See you soon…

Warmly,  Dianne