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…

Outside my window...

This view around here over the weekend.

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I am thinking...
two concerts down, three to go!  Gabe, Sam, and Noah provided the percussion section for our bell choir's rendition of Riu Riu Chiu while I played the flute.  I was really proud of my little family!

I am thankful ...
for the joy my children continue to give me at every age.

From the learning rooms...
Sam:  Pre-Calc, science, Spanish II, start organ studies again.

Gabe:     Saxon Algebra 1/2  , vocabulary and spelling, start Lord of the Flies, Science unit 10 plus latin.
Noah:  Saxon 6/7.    Rosetta Stone Latin.    and Saxon 7/6.  All of the above with Gabe.

Izzy:  Pathway readers, Science, spelling, grammar and book Santa Fe Trail.

From the kitchen...
Baked chicken, potatoes and green bean casserole.

I am wearing...
I am in concert dress - typing this as I wait for the time to leave for the concert, where I will be performing Riu Riu Chiu. 

I am remembering:
Mama - always. 

I am creating...

I am going...
hiking with my kids tomorrow.  We need three more hikes to finish our annual hiking spree and since tomorrow is supposed to be nice, we are going to try to get at least two of them in.  I continue to work on the FIRM tapes and got three in last week.

The Firm Body Sculpting System, Fat Blasting Cardio with Lisa Kay
The FIRM Fat Blasting Cardio
was one of the most difficult workouts I have ever done. Not interms of exercise intensity but in terms of choreography!  Then I figured out that when the instructor says Left, she means HER LEFT, which is a little different.  She also leaves out little cues like "tap your foot" so if you're not watching closely you end up on the wrong foot very easily.  It took me three times to feel as if I have a handle on this choreography!

BTW, my niece sent this in on Facebook - it is really surprisingly tough!

I am reading...

Architects of Ruin: How big government liberals wrecked the global economy---and how they will do it again if no one stops themArchitects of Ruin: How big government liberals wrecked the global economy---and how they will do it again if no one stops them

No time to read last week. I hope it finish it up this week.

Blessed Gianna Beretta Molla: A Woman's Life - has been mesmorizing! 

Blessed Gianna Beretta Molla: A Woman's Life, 1922-1962 (Saints and Holy People)
Blessed Gianna Beretta Molla: A Woman's Life, 1922-1962 (Saints and Holy People)

I am hoping...
to get my house cleaned up and do well at my concert next week which has much harder music!  I also hope to hear about Sam's CLEP score.

I am hearing...
silence downstairs - big kids are gone/ little kids watching t.v.

Around the house...
Get ready for Advent.

A picture I am sharing:  

The boys and I at our performance this yesterday
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