Friday, January 7, 2011 | Labels: LoveLoss
Look at that little girl. I remember this day like it was yesterday. I was so nervous about going through my first communion. I had just moved to a new town (which I called "the country" because I thought Jefferson City was SO country compared to the "City" of Columbia - Ha!) I didn't have many friends, I definitely didn't have many Catholic friends because I was in the public school system and most of the Catholics in town went to the Catholic schools. I had been looking forward to my first communion in Columbia with the friends I had made in my weekly religion classes, but then my parents uprooted me to the middle of nowhere and now I was doing my first communion on my own.
I was convinced that everyone wore a little miniature wedding gown (like a flower girl dress) to their first communion. I wasn't really fond of that look but I certainly didn't want to stand out! Gasp! Funny how our idea of style changes as we get older. What fashionista wants to blend into the crowd? Not many. Anyway, Mom found this white dress with blue detail. It sort of has a sailor dress look to it because it ties in the front and has one of those sailor collars in the back. I liked it but I thought it was pretty casual. So I insisted on a veil. Why did I insist on a veil? It looks so silly looking back on it now. A pretty flower in my hair would have been so pretty and less pretentious. I guess I can't really call it pretentious if all the girls were wearing veils but I still think it looks silly looking back on it. Dear God, those shoes? Where did they come from? I have no memory of them. They aren't horrible, but those straps make the shoes look really awkward. Also, it is hard to tell in this picture, but I'm wearing huge glasses. I guess we all went through awkward periods, I just have a hard time believing that Sydney from The Daybook ever wore massive glasses. ;)
I had a really great day that day. My entire family came up to see me have my first communion. They made a really big deal out of it. I loved being the center of attention, getting a new dress, and having my family come celebrate me. It was even better than a birthday!