Now, before I tell you about Bip’s First Communion, I should show you his First Communion Banner.
We showed Bip many examples of banners from all over the internet. He chose the elements he liked best, those things that he felt most expressed his faith.
Now here’s a little story of how God takes care of all the little details. Bip’s banner is significantly smaller than Boo’s and Pumpkin Girl’s, due to the fact that at our current church the banners are hung from the side of the pews instead on the walls. That means that the big bucket o’ foam letters that we have were too big to fit Bip’s real, very long first name onto the banner. So when I went to the craft store for the felt, I was also keeping my eye out for something, anything, that I could use for his name that wouldn’t require me to cut out 8 teeny, tiny letters. And whatever it was would preferably be green, Bip’s favorite color. And I found one lone package of pre-cut (!), one inch (!!), felt letters in green(!!!). Not one other package of those letters were left on the shelf. I think I actually said, “Thank you, God!” aloud, right there in the store. It was Hobby Lobby though, so if anyone had heard me I probably would have gotten an “amen”!
Ok, where were we? Oh yes, making the banner.
So I drew the figures that Bip wanted onto the felt and cut them out. He glued them down.