This morning Sophie was still sick and so Dom stayed home with her and Ben while I took Bella to Mass with me. It was lovely to go just with my big girl. So restful (comparatively).
Sadly, the Pange Lingua was not sung. Instead we had Table of Plenty, One Bread, One Body and Sing to the Mountains. But I have five versions of it in iTunes so I had them on continuous shuffle while we were eating breakfast and getting dressed.
This afternoon I took Bella and Ben to a family birthday party. It felt wrong to go without Dom and I’d probably have stayed home except for not wanting to disappoint Bella . We had a good time, except for Ben biting my shoulder. I think he was overtired and wanted to nurse; but ouch! He raised a welt. Bella splashed in the pool and played with her cousins and ate too many chips and too much cake and ice cream. I had a nice chat with my sisters-in-law and my mother-in-law.
Dom’s mother sent me home with brownies for him. Sophie was still running a fever when we got home and her stomach is still in rebellion. This has not been fun for her, poor thing.
Anyway; back to the Pange Lingua. Here’s a version I found online. Beautiful.
Also, although here in the US we celebrated the feast of Corpus Christi today, mos everywhere else it was on Thursday. My dad sent me the link to these awesome pictures of Corpus Christi processions around the world.