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 09/02/2010 (a.m.)

  • tags: exercise fitness

    • Stair climbing can also strength knees, but only if the stair height is under 8
      inches. One of my favorite workout dvds is a series called The Firm. They spend a lot of time doing tall
      box climb with weights where the box height is 14 inches. I never attempt to do
      all those sets with the 14-inch box. My knees get so sore even though I do not
      have any knees problem to begin with. As a modification, I used an 8-inch step
      instead. If an exercise is exacerbating an injury, by all means modify it!
  • Great article by Lee Binz. For at least the last five years or so, homeschooling has been the fad in our local homeschool community - and that always baffled me for the reasons listed on this article.I would however, consider sending my more mature high schoolers students to a college course given in the evening. In my experience, the more serious students take the evening classes, so at least that's a plus. But even that would be a last resort.

    tags: debt college education homeschooling

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