Best Christmas Present Ever!
I thought it would be impossible for me to get to church for Christmas, especially a midnight Mass. But I was surprised, someone asked me twice if I’d like to go with them, and I said no, probably won’t be able to, but they said if things change to let them know. Saturday I was so sick in the morning, and then an hour or two before midnight, I was having trouble breathing and coughing a lot because of Asthma. I thought I wouldn’t be able to make it. Thankfully, coughing stopped and I was breathing better, so I called them up and off to church I went! :D
It was great. I am so glad I got to go to church. During Communion time I went in line to receive a blessing instead. That’s something I’ve never done before, but someone told me it would be okay this time, even if I’ve heard sometimes they don’t like doing that.
I’ve been wanting to wear a head covering to Mass/adoration/in church for so long. It’s just something I feel like I need to do. Well, it’s been coming to a point now where I can no longer ignore this feeling, I had to do it now. I didn’t want to set foot in church again without it. I didn’t care about what people would think or say (apparently nothing!) but I was so worried about it falling off! (it didn’t) Maybe someday instead of wearing a piece of material worn like a kerchief/bandana, I’ll wear a mantilla/chapel veil. But I do prefer more of a simple head covering that isn’t so fancy looking, and easier to wear. Now I hope to continue doing this whenever I go to church.
At church in the row in front of me sat some old people. A man was there with an oxygen tank! I was thinking, if this man can come here like that, I should try even harder to get to Mass more often if possible. He wasn’t able to walk or stand in line to receive communion, so after everyone else was finished, someone came up to him to ask if he needed it yet and had someone bring it over to him. Wow, I thought that was wonderful.
I almost thought I’d start to panic during Mass or fall over or faint. Everything felt a bit overwhelming, especially the loudness of the music. But everything was okay. I am so glad I got to sit at an end. I really hate being trapped in the middle!
Hope everyone had and is having a good Christmas. :)