Lillie received the sacrament of Confirmation on February 18, 2015. She chose St. John Paul the Great as her confirmation saint. I would bet large sums of money that no one in the history of being confirmed was as excited as Lillie. She had been looking forward to her confirmation for many months and probably years since first witnessing Dominic's. She wagered back and forth for months about what name to pick. She wanted to not hurt John and my feelings because she wanted to pick the name John or Ann which is my middle name. She wanted me to ask the Bishop if she could pick two names so she didn't have to decide. We reassured her several times that our feelings wouldn't be hurt, but she has such a tender heart that she wasn't convinced.
We've told the kids that once they are confirmed, they are now an adult in their faith and must begin to make their faith their own. Lillie would say in the weeks before the event how excited she was to be an adult in her faith. Lillie is a very holy and devout child. She is meticulous about her catechism and especially fasting before communion.