3 Dresses, 1 Special Day

25 Apr

Her prayers and lessons are learned. She knows how to hold her hands. Her veil is ready. Her new shoes are broken in. Her confessions of being mean to her brother and lying to a friend have been prayed over. Now, which dress does she wear as she celebrates her First Holy Communion?

Nia’s special day happens in a few weeks and we are all ready, except for that formal component.

My mom washed and shipped mine to us but it is out-dated and way too big. Plus, Nia was not a fan. Can’t tell that by the picture below, can you?

She loves it!

We shopped online together and found two she really liked. Once they arrived, picking was tough. She kept asking which one I liked best. I wouldn’t tell her. I kept stressing to her that it’s her special day. She asked if she could take a picture in each of them but then decided against it. She stared at them. She thought. She chose. “The long, straight one is my favorite.” I told her that her veil would look beautiful with it and she hugged me, never knowing my true favorite. (The other one.)


Nia loves the left one.

We were going to return the other dress but we’ve decided to donate it to our church just in case another little girl needs one. Based off Nia’s tough decision, we think it will make someone very happy.

Don’t worry. My dress from the mid-80’s will stay here with me.

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