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 10/04/2010 (a.m.)

  • tags: death grief

    • Goldberg's mother, Emma Johnson, passed away from complications following a
      stroke on Aug. 28. The loss is difficult to get used to.

      "I used to talk
      to her every day," says The View co-host. "I'm still in the habit of
      talking to her, you know, but I just wish she were here with me."
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      What types of things did Goldberg and her mother talk
      about? "Every day she'd say, 'I'm proud of you,' " recalls Goldberg. "And I
      would respond, 'I'm proud of you.' I was very lucky to have her as a
    • "I know she had a great life," continues Goldberg, "so I can't be too sad. She
      had a great time of it. But of course I'm sad because I really miss her."

      Despite her mourning, Goldberg has found a silver lining. "We didn't
      leave anything unsaid," she explains.

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