My daughter received her First Communion on April 28th. There was a lot going on in our lives during that time, with the two purchases and remodeling of one house. We made it through and had plans for a beautiful reception. Some plans worked out, others didn't because it rained all day. We set up outside because I was in denial and was convinced the day would be beautiful...it didn't happen and we had to scramble and move everything under our covered terrace and inside.
I don't know how many guests we had in total, but it was over fifty people for sure.
I'm usually a control-freak when it comes to my events and I get stressed if things are not "perfect". This was really not "perfect" in my sense of the word because since we had to scramble, everything was just kind of placed wherever without much thought. Once I knew it couldn't be "perfect" I just let go, relaxed and truly enjoyed!
Even though we had the setbacks with the weather, it turned out to be one of my favorite parties. I felt blessed and genuinely at peace and happy...it's funny how you never know what little things will make life so special.
My daughter had an amazing day and we will have the beautiful memories forever!