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…

Simple Woman

Outside my window...
A little cooler but rainy today.  It was a beautiful weekend though!

LaVictoire reunion 2010
This is Mr. Pete running to first!

I am thinking...
about the wonderful family reunion we attended over the weekend and how nice it was to see everyone again.

Our reunions on Mr. Pete's side always follow a set pattern
Greetings and conversation.
Organized games
Water balloon toss
Softball game

and everyone knows that and looks forward to it!

I am thankful ...
that we made the four hour trip to the reunion up and back without incident.

From the learning rooms...
Everyone does math and reading.  I think I am going to start the next set of Melissa Wiley's Little house series with Izzy and Rosie. We have two more states to cover this week and some history.

From the kitchen...
I'm trying some recipes from the Campbell's Kitchen for summer recipes!

I am wearing...
Black capris, purple T

I am creating...
gray capris and a black shirt

I am going...
to do the The Firm: The Transfirmer Series Jiggle Free Abs workout this week along with some of the other Transfirmer DVDs I bought on Amazon.

I am reading...
A Simple Guide to the Spiritual Life which is a good read by the way.
I also bought Gut Check: Confronting Love, Work, and Manhood in Your Twenties for Calvin's birthday, but I'm reading it - so far it is very good!

I am hoping...
to get homeschooling and my workouts in.I am also hoping to get the hang of the Divine Office by myself!  I finally figured out how to get the readings and hymns on my MVP player and I can even follow along in the book, but certain things still elude me - like where the heck in volume III is the Canticle of Zechariah? 

I am hearing...
the humm of the air conditioner.

Today when I was reading the office though, this stuck in my head:  "I want a loving heart more than sacrifice, knowledge of my ways more than holocausts."

Around the house...
would it be possible to finish this last pile of stuff from Mom... sigh...

A picture I am sharing:  
LaVictoire reunion 2010
Izzy and her cousin  this year.

and from two years ago!
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