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…

Taking my mind off the election - the Walking Dead

And what a better way to do that than to watch a women die in childbirth during the zombie apocalypse!?

I watched the latest episode of the Walking Dead, and discovered that the show was going to stray from the comic book and kill off its leading lady, Lori Grimes, in childbirth.  When I watched it the first time, I didn't cry or even feel sad because I was living in denial - the kind of denial that said, "They couldn't possibly kill of Lori!!"   And even when they cut her open with a dirty knife in a filthy basement, with lots of blood, I kept thinking, "Well, she could probably survive this."

Because after all, Hershel who must be around 120, survived a zombie bite and an in-the-field emergency amputation!

But when young Karl, shot her in the head so that she wouldn't turn into a zombie, I realized the gig was up. So watching it the second (third, fourth and fifth) times, I balled my eyes out.

Nothing like a little end-of-the-world action to take my mind off the election and that possible end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it scenario!

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