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 Daily Domestic Clips 07/27/2010 (a.m.)

  • tags: finance obama areyousorryyet?

    • (July 23) -- Without much fanfare, savings disappeared from the national economy, replaced by rising levels of debt used to finance ever-expanding consumption.

      It's an unsustainable path, and one that contributed to the Great Recession we are still struggling to overcome. And while turning us into a nation of savers isn't going to happen overnight, we have to start somewhere.

      And a good place to start is where savings habits are formed -- with our children.

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