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…

My Domestic Church Daily Clips 02/26/2010

  • Oh Joe - how I love you so! the gaffs just keep on coming.

    tags: areyousorryyet?

    • "It's easy being vice president — you don't have to do anything."

      Whomever Biden was chatting with said, "It's like being the grandpa and not the parent."

      "Yeah, that's it!" replied Biden.

  • It's a rare day that I find something to agree with in the Huffington Post but this is one that I totally support. Of my four sons only the first one was circumcised by my OB, and he took so little of the foreskin that another pediatrician considered my son to be uncircumcised - so he had all of the pain but none of the so called "benefit" of being circumcised. After that we just never had it done to the other boys and they have not suffered from UTIs or any other problems.

    tags: circumcision, healthcare

    • In the weeks ahead, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) are likely to publish a recommendation that all infant boys undergo circumcision. This is a huge mistake. Circumcision is an unnecessary procedure that is painful and can lead to complications, including death. No organization in the world currently recommends this. Why should we routinely remove normal, functioning tissue from the genitals of little boys within days of their birth?

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