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…

Sunshine Award

The lovely Esther who writes the informative and inspirational A Catholic Mom in Hawaii has given me the Sunshine Award!  What a nice pick me up for this difficult week!  

I would like to extend this little honor to the following bloggers who have been so kind to me in the past and have helped spread a little sunshine in my life. 

Kim at Transitus Tiber
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Ukok's at Catholic Converts.
Meredith at Like Merchant Ships
The Social Frog
Michelle at  Dei Gratia, By the Grace of God.
Erin at Running at Large
Christine Domestic Vocation.
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Ruth at This That and the Other Thing

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