I survived my trip to Dallas although I have been absolutely exhausted all week and my foot is incredibly swollen but all in all it was quite worth it. This weekend was Kate's first communion and although I'm not a practising Catholic nor her actual Godmother it was important that I be there for her. I have become her de-facto Godmother as her actual one doesn't remember nor seem to care that she is. Angie now just say that I am both Jess and Kate's to make it easier.
Kate is probably the closest thing to a mini me that I will ever come without a daughter of my own. She looks a bit like me with her big blue eyes and long curly hair and her spirit is all Paige. She is a true free spirit and really doesn't care what anyone thinks of her which is rare in young girls. I don't think that I developed such a complete self awareness until I was at least 18 years old.
When my sister asked Kate if she wanted to wear a veil for her first communion Kate said that she wanted to wear a feather in her hair. Angie said that she might be one of the only girls without a veil and would that bother her, Kate said no why should it. She couldn't understand why it would matter if she was the only one that did her own thing. So she wore a big white feather which my Mom was concerned looked a bit too much like a boa but I thought was perfect.
She looked just like a little bride in her long white dress and perfectly curled hair. My mom got her a pearl necklace and I got her a cross bracelet with sparkly cross earrings from Sara Libbey Jewelry.
I'm so proud of the amazing and independent person she is becoming. It was painful to leave them again and I teared up thinking about all the little events I'm missing with them so far away but I'm glad to at least be there for the big ones. There is a possible light at the end of the tunnel as my brother in law just got a new job which has a possibility of them being able to move back to Missouri in a few years. I don't think it would be fair to the girls to uplift them again this soon but at least there is some hope now.
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