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…

Before my comment gets removed as being inappropriate - again

This blog had a brief post about a 10-Year-Old Rape Victim in Mexico. I left a brief comment yesterday that abortion isn't necessarily the panacea they are trying to make it out to be, and surgical abortion comes with physical risks (bleeding, infection, scarring, infertility) as well as emotional and psychological. In essence, you're just trading one set of problems for another. I also provided a link to an interview with Lianna Rebolledo, a woman who was raped at 13, became pregnant and raised her daughter who is now 20 years old.

My comment was removed as being "Massively inappropriate, and therefore deleted."

in other words, don't confuse me with a different valid point of view. Anyway, in case this one gets deleted, I wrote:

"...yea, i can see how the opinion of a mom who actually HAS a 10-year-old daughter and who might bring up the psychological, emotional and physical consequences of an abortion at that age to the discussion , as well as providing a link to witness of a woman who endured a pregnancy at the age of 13 and happily kept and raised her now-adult daughter might be inappropriate to a discussion about a 10-year-old, pregnant rape victim...shrug."

An actual news story on the case here.

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