I so try to keep this blog limited to our little family and their antics with an occasional nod to my sewing addiction. Every once in a while, though, I do come across something that moves me to reach out to every one I know in every way I possibly can! So please humor me with this one short post directed at my Catholic blogging buddies.
I was just approached today about a woman working in Guatemala who is trying to establish a lending closet of First Communion dresses for a Catholic school in Guatemala. The whole idea seemed odd when the story first started but then it hit me pretty hard. Which one of us did not savor every second of the dress choosing process? Which one of us did not feel like a princess as we dressed that special morning? Which one of us did not feel holy through and through as we knelt in prayer after receiving the sacrament for the first time?
Then I recalled some special Guatemalan girls in their First Communion finery and it brought a lump to my throat.
These little girls had been adopted by American parents who had the resources to robe them in white on their special day!!! I can only imagine the number of girls in Guatemala who hold a tiny dream of getting to wear white on their special day.....
So for my friend who is trying to bring the dream of a white First Communion dress to the girls of Guatemala I am spreading the word! If you have or know of anyone who has a dress they would like to donate please contact me!! A dry cleaner owner has volunteered to clean and bag any dresses donated at no charge...now we just need to supply the dresses!! Used and new dresses especially in the smaller sizes would make a dream a reality.