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…

JR Martinez on Dancing with the Stars

JR. Martinez is a young actor and veteran who was severely burned when the truck he was driving struck a land mine in Iraq. He survived his injuries and came back to have a successful run on ABC's All My Children. He is currently competing on Dancing with the Stars.

Last night was story night. He talked about serving his country, and about overcoming his injury and the anguish that followed. He dedicated his performance last night to all the servicemen and women who have served the country. It was hard to watch this with out a lump in my throat.

Turns out -he's a good dancer too!

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