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…

Small Successes


1. The family survived Sam's two week's of driver's education. 24-fact filled fun hours of driving instruction packed into six evenings between 5 and 9 p.m. Glad it's over! Now we have 8 hours of in-car with an instructor and he'll be ready to get his license. Sam is the second one I've taught to drive and gotten through driver's ed. 2 down. 4 to go!

2. We also survived a week of music camp. Being homeschooled, my kids are not use to getting up every morning to be somewhere. Izzy was dumbfounded that she couldn't wear the same top two days in a row! But we managed to get up and out and even on time and the kids have had a great time. My hat is off to you moms who get your kids to school every weekday morning!

3. Also actually managed to do The Firm - Super Cardio Sculpt twice this week and can only barely feel my back injury. I feel it when I get started and then a couple of hours afterward. So that's pretty good! Slow but steady recovery.

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