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…

Simple Woman


Outside my window...
Wet and Muddy!

I am thinking...
I wish I hadn't procrastinated in getting a mass said for Mom on her birthday. I have been looking at the church bulletin and it never seemed as if every day was taken for mass, but I went in today to sign up for mom's birthday and the entire week was taken!! I got one as close as I could though.


I am thankful for...
a little 4 year old girl that makes watching movies again like Fantasia truly an event! I am so glad that we had this little girl, even in our late 40s. So happy that we didn't let the loss of her little brother keep us from trying again. Raising her, at this time in my life is one of the best things I have ever done.

From the learning rooms...
We continue with The Screwtape Letters and A Philadelphia Catholic in King James's Court with Gabe in preparation for confirmation. We move on to Iowa and Nebraska this week and review the circulatory system!  Gabe completes Chapter 5 in General Science.i sat down with Sam and organized all of his work.  I added the assignment of reading through the Bravewriter Help for High School Course and we are going to pick up American History from 1877.

From the kitchen...
Turkey soup or Turkey Noodle Casserole - can't decide.

I am wearing...
Black pants and red top with gray jacket.

I am creating...
a better portfolio for Sam.

I am going...
to finish emptying the last few boxes in my car from mom.  After that I have until the end of February to finish emptying the storage area. I made friend with the manager at the storage place though, and he told me if I need a little more time to just let him know. We bonded over eBay war stories of bad buyers and deceitful sellers!  I think he'd give me half a month free if I asked him, but I don't think I'll need it.  I think I can be out of there the end of the month.

I am reading...

The Divine Office for Dodos: A Step-By-Step Guide to Praying the Liturgy of the Hours



Farewell, Jackie: A Portrait of Her Final Days.   I actually finished this book.  Very sad but inspiring at the same. time.  I still see many qualities in Jacqueline Kennedy that I would like to emulate, but as I was reading through it she actually reminds me a lot of my sister!  which was surprising.

I am hoping...
to get a bunch of The Firm Tapes that I managed to get off of eBay this week! I'm working out a little schedule for myself!


I am hearing...
The Printer.



Around the house...

Quiet - it's after lunch.

A few plans for the rest of the week:
finish cleaning my office, hit my goal for my typing and getting a lot of laundry done!

A picture I am sharing:  
Rosie Playing with her Doll House -
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