Saturday, 17 July 2010

Finn's special day.

My eldest, Finn,  is 8 years old
and in Year 3.
He and his Brother go to the same school that
my Brothers and I went to.
The same school our Dad
also went to!

Now when you are Catholic
you are able to take your
'First forgiveness'
and your
'First Holy Communion'
from around the time you are Finn's age
and onwards.
Lots of time is spent preparing,
plenty of extra visits to church and many activities.
School organise most of this and
plan lots of their lessons
around it.

So in Finn's eyes, he's glad it's all over!
But me, I have really enjoyed
First Born Son's
special time!



When did he get so big?



Event over and the shirt is already untucked!



Thumbs up all round,

Thank you Father Peter.



Not far down the road and
where's that angelic gorgeous
Catholic good boy gone?
I have a Ninja steath fighter instead!
Hee Hee!!!



Back home with all the family,
all 30 odd of us for Mummy's
home cooking! Yum!
(I surprised myself at such talents!)

The only photo of the food
I remembered to take was of
the gorgeous
Cupcake Tower
we made.
All with our own
henny penny's eggs of course!


And glitter!!!

So there we go,
thanks for letting me share our special day with you.

Finn has a rough time of it sometimes
but is one of the most lovely and caring
boys I know.

Earlier this year he was finally diagnosed
with suffering from ADHD.
Sometimes this disorder is vastly misunderstood
but no more so than the available form of
medication to help children who have to live with
this mean old thing!




Finn struggled with keeping still,
invading other peoples personal space,
ran recklessly around during games that
his friends tried to involve him in.
Often he would put himself in danger and
has many more accidents than others.
He can't learn for more than a few minutes
at a time without it,
and wrote in fluent Japanese before he
began to take it!  Bless!

So...
I am telling you all of this, not to convert the
anti's
nor to
educate the unknown,
but just to put to you why
I am such a very proud Mummy
of this very gorgeous special boy of mine.

I love you,
my sweet little friend...
...and I always will!

Love C. x

13 comments:

Vintage from the Village said...

What a special day, enjoy the rest of the weekend.
ps. great cakes!

Scented Sweetpeas said...

aahh thanks for sharing that! it looks like you had a fab time. It must be so frustrating for him to live with ADHD but it sounds like he has a wonderful family to support him through it :-)

JuicyFig said...

Wonderful! I remember my own first holy communion all those years back after attending 'lurning church' as there were no catholic primary schools nearby.

And he looks very smart!
Kath
x

Wendy said...

Claire you brought a lump to my throat hun. Fin is a lovely boy and you should be incredibly proud.

And boy does he scrub up well!

cumquats said...

You're lucky to have such a special son. It looks like it was a wonderful day. Kim :)

vintage mum said...

I can still just about remember my first holy communion "keep those socks and gloves clean yes mum".

ADHD can be very misunderstood it sounds like you do a wonderful job.
Congratulations Fin.

Cate x

Ma Larkin said...

Congrats to Finn
He looks great putting his thumbs up with the priest!

Alijane said...

What a lovely post, thanks for sharing Finn's special day.

Your cakes look fabulouse too.

Alison
x

bellaboo said...

ThankYOU for letting us share in your lovely boy's special day.

Bellaboo ;0)

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Florence and Mary said...

What a fabulous day for you all.

Victoria x

Taz said...

Quite rightly proud he's a great wee man ;)

Anonymous said...

I love your BLOG Claire - write a novel or three - you have what it takes without a question! I felt quite quite smug about my scrapbooking and treasure chests this is so creative and genuine - the Ritalin poeam made me cry.....you so remind me of my sister Louise and I love your shabby chic admiring just up my street! Must start a BLOG too - such a lovely memeory for your boys they are so very lucky having you as their mum they could not have chosen any better XX