To be confirmed as a Catholic is to be accepted into a global family of loyal servants to Christ. It is to establish powerful bonds that transcend time, space, borders, and all other earthly barriers to God's Love (caritas). Newfound bonds spread and intertwine to form vast networks of spiritual support and mutual trust. You are suddenly no-longer undervalued. Instead, you are cherished for your role in the largely more important production.
I thought when I was visiting the girls in the Dominican Republic that I would be the one providing love. It turns out that the girls had much more to teach me about love than I did for them. The girls were so open to me from the first moment that I sat down on the floor with them. They have such generosity in giving of themselves. I quickly realize that this relationship isn't just one way. To truly love these girls you have to allow yourself to be loved by them.