Last Sunday, the 2nd of May, our youngest daughter, received her first Holy Communion. It was such a humbling experience that I actually stood in church for a while trying to make sense of what is going on around me.
Of course my wife was crying through some of it, besides, her baby is going through another benchmark in life on her way to adulthood. This would also be enough to make me cry. What was interesting though, was that, there were people in our church that were also crying during the ceremony, celebrating with us this joyous occassion.
Now I know that however, or whatever the situation is, that our small community has accepted us, the Dimaano's as a part of this small community in the middle of nowhere in VA. I guess it has not sunk in yet, that the community has accepted us THAT completely! That we are a part of everyone's family. I would like to write more about this acceptance and experience that we have, but will have to do it on a different post, but let it suffice for now, that we are never happier with what we had gone through yesterday in our small community in Meherrin.