One of the great things about this venture has been the PARENTS. Alex has great parents, Christina, Shelby, Brandi and Jasmine's parents are superb. I haven't been crazy asking them to post but I did ask Alex's mom to post. Here it is:
(firstname.lastname@example.org)Wed, 17 Aug 2011 14:10:51
Lauren Flanigan is too young and beautiful to be my son's second mother, but nonetheless, that's how he thinks of her. The two summers he has spent living at Music and Mentoring House while singing with Martina Arroyo's Prelude to Performance program have been the happiest days of his life. Lauren has surrounded him with every form of nurturing imaginable. She has helped him develop as an artist, showing him how to use the physical, emotional and intellectual tools at his disposal to create better music. She has introduced him to people in the industry, who most young artists can only dream of meeting, and they have been caring and encouraging. She has proven to him by example how important it is to give back to the community, and use your God-given gifts to help the people around you. But most of all, Lauren has showered my son with oodles and oodles of love. She's cooked for him, shopped with him, cheered him on during performances, commiserated with him when his confidence needed a boost, and she's proven she will always be there for him, wherever he may be. My kid adores Lauren Flanigan, and I'm not jealous...I am thankful. Our dog, however, is very jealous of the boy's relationship with Lauren's dog, Seamus, but that's another tale...