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…

7-Quick Takes

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1. I have thoroughly enjoyed having two weeks with no homeschooling! Especially this week when I also didn't have any rehearsals or performances! I really needed this break!

2. I got the last of my Christmas Cards out last night- don't laugh- it is only the 6th day of Christmas! I actually find it very freeing not to have to try to get all of those out before Christmas Day. I really got to give some attention on it!

3. I watched Easy A  from Red Box the other night.  It wasn't actually too bad (as teen flicks go) and actually was pretty good at illustrating how peer pressure and gossip works.  My homeschooled kids are a little naive about that.

4. This is ironic. A facebook friend blocked me - not for anything I did or said, but because I think she was embarrassed about what she was writing in front of me! 

5.  Rosie has learned how to click off windows.  She is quite adept at it. If I am working or typing, or goofing off online she can easily sneek up behind me, grab the mouse and.. CLICK!!

6.  The nice thing is, I can now have her turn off the computers in the house and I don't have to worry about it.  It's a job she likes doing.

7.  I heard this exchange between Izzy and her friend Tamera in the car last week after the kids' bell choir played for Christmas Eve Mass.  This was only their second performance and although they did a good job, parts were a little rocky.

Izzy - "Tamera, you really messed up that song."

Tamera - "Izzy, how could I mess it up.  I didn't even know where I was!"
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Priceless!
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