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.
November 2010 115

I am thinking...
Sometimes things work out better than you could ever plan!!   Today my oldest son, who has been away from mass for quite a few weeks, attended mass with us this morning. And as luck would have it, Father talked a little bit about adult children who have wandered away from the faith and the enticements of the world around them.  It was great and probably just what my son needed to hear.

I am thankful ...
that I wasn't sitting next to him when the homily started because it would have made him more uncomfortable.  It's so funny how the Holy Spirit works things out!

From the learning rooms...
Sam:  Pre-Calc.
Hopefully we will get the results of his last CLEP test today or tomorrow.

Gabe:    He continues to work on Saxon Algebra 1/2 . Thinking of starting
Lord of the Flies or To Kill a Mocking Bird with Gabe and Noah this week.
Noah:  Saxon 6/7.    They are also doing chapter 10 in Apologia Exploring Creation Science and  Rosetta Stone Latin.   

We are in the antebellum period of Americah History.

From the kitchen...
Hot Spicy Chicken Dip for Sunday night!  Turkey roll ups tomorrow!

I am wearing...
Black long skirt and white top- my concert attire.

I am remembering:
Mama - always.  It's supposed to be nice today so thinking of heading out to the cemetery to do the stations of the cross to close out November.
I am creating...
a Christmas Shopping list and checking it twice!   Also creating a lot of music between now and Christmas Eve.

I am going...
to do the FIRM DVDs Monday and Tuesday and then starting the 30-Day Shred on December 1.  Now that I've done one, I think I'm ready.

I am reading...

I am hoping...
to have a productive school week and to catch up with some laundry

I am hearing...
Rosie talking to her Daddy while he cooks.
Around the house...
Catching up with the laundry and trying to get the classroom back in order.

A picture I am sharing:  

A video of one of the new pieces my group is doing this year - it's one of my favorites.

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