Great excitement was rippling through all the 9 year-olds of Bischoffsheim as today is their first communion. In the Bouvier household, the day began with gifts presented to Lou, the god-daughter de jour. Outfits had been chosen and lovingly pressed. Hair is coiffed into braids and buns and twisted with flowers and a thousand diamantés. Friends and family are gathered to witness the great event.
Ma Belle Filleule was so excited, she slept with her lovingly pressed clothes - much to the delight of her dear Maman.
Sean and I followed along with the service, standing and sitting at all the correct times and we both managed the rhythm of The Lord's Prayer in French. The eighteen kids involved in the ceremony were proud as punch with themselves and carried out the well-rehearsed ceremony flawlessly.
|Ma belle filleule|