Writing a letter to your confirmation candidate

It seems that one of the biggest events in confirmation preparation in this country is the letters of support to be given to the confirmation candidates during their mandatory retreats.

I have three such letters saved on this blog:

Confirmation letter to my daughterConfirmation letter to my fourth sonConfirmation letter to to my third son
I've asked my children what they remember about the letter they got from me and their dad, and also what they remembered about the letters they received. 
The answer was not much, or at least nothing specific. In general they were happy to have gotten a bag full of letters and there was a sense of feeling loved and supported. I guess that's the main thing - for them to have a sense that this is an important step in their spiritual growth, and that people they know, love and respect have taken the time out of their lives to let them know that! So here are some tips on procuring and writing letters for young confirmation candidates. Start thinkin…

Kirstie Alley - moving at 60!

If you didn't catch Kirstie Alley on Dancing with the Stars on Monday, here is her performance!

Here's what I took away from it.

She's one of the oldest contestants, and she's overweight. So what! She put energy into her performance, she put in the work, and had fun! And the result is she looked fantastic and is near the top of the leader board (just behind 49-year-old Ralph Macchio (The original Karate Kid!).

I loved the gray workout top she wore for one of her practices, but overall big tops make you look bigger. I tend to do that too; we ladies think we're hiding when in reality it's accentuating. Her costume was just right for her on the ball room. I'm sure it had support features to it. It was to her knee and covered her well. It will be interesting to watch them dress her through the season as she progresses and continues to lose weight.

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