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…

Works for Me Wednesday

After my mother died, I felt that my main link to the family history was gone.  In my search to become better connected I foundAncestry.com and I joined.  Since then I have had a lot of fun rediscovering my roots and putting together a family tree online.

Although I knew a lot about my maternal grandfather's family I have learned a few things about other family members.  I just recently discovered that one of my great-grandfathers was born in Russia!  I had always thought that he was Lithuanian but right now it looks like he had moved there from his birthplace.

An unexpected side benefit has been seeing trees from other members who have connected to my tree because of shared ancestors! 

It's a little expensive, but as a shared expense within a family it would certainly be a good investment.
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