Its my daughters first holy communion on Sunday, and she'd been doing lots of classes and leassons in preperation for it. My mum had been so looking forward to this last year just before she passed away, so it'll be an odd happy and sad day for us all. We still haven't gotten my mums estate sorted out, but I have no idea how long these things take really. I promised my Gran that mum will pay for the dress Rebecca will be wearing since it meant a lot to mum to be the one to buy it. Frances got a chain from my mums collection for becca to wear on Sunday, so thats nice.
Its funny how we keep trying to include the ones we've lost in our lives, I'm not sure if its out of loss or knowing that she's up there watching and allowing her to take part in some small way. I suspect the latter. It's one of the reasons I don't feel the need to go to the grave very much, I feel like she'd not there, but is watching from somewhere else. When Nicholas was Christened, out of chance we ended up using a white scarf of my mums as well... I know lots of people would say thats just chance, but I don't think any of us see that.