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…

Homeschool alumnus and Akron Digital Academy Graduate to be sworn in as Paramedic in Cleveland Today

Today is a big day for Calvin LaVictoire.   After a challenging paramedic course at Akron General and years of experience as an EMT-Basic, as well as the rigorous physical and academic three-month long program required by the City of Cleveland, Calvin will be officially sworn in today as a paramedic for the city. This is his dream job and we are just so proud of him.

Calvin was homeschooled from kindergarten through seventh grade.  I wrote about his reading problems here.  He overcame those and went on to became a student at Akron Digital Academy through 12 grade.  Calvin also swam on the Firestone Swim Team after his father and I fought for his right to do so, and you can read about that here.    His story was featured on the Daily Show.

Calvin received his EMT-Basic training and his paramedic training from Akron General Medical Center. He is a good example of how it is possible for homeschoolers and charter school students to be successful in today's economy, and that it doesn't always require a college degree or college debt to achieve it!

Pictures to follow later today.  Congratulations Cal. 
Photo: New EMS toy.

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  1. Congratulations, Calvin! And Elena, congratulations to you as well!


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