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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…

Exercise - maybe it's no longer optional?

The week between Christmas and New Years, I managed to exercise five times! I didn't have to homeschool, so I got up, got dressed, went down into the basement and worked out hard, and felt great afterwards!

But since we have started school again I have been lucky to get one day in a week, although I've managed to keep Saturday and Sunday morning workouts.

Last week, I noticed that I was pretty achey all week - in my back, around in front of the rib cage, sometimes lower. Of course in my head I thought about all the possible things that this could be, everything from a gallbladder attack to the Big C (because naturally the C- word is always there now). And then I remembered that the week between the holidays, I felt great. Muscles were sore, but that was workout soreness. The rest of me felt great.

So today I did The Transfirmer Series Aerobic Body Shaping and I have noticed that the pain I was feeling has been very minimal.  I'm wondering then, if moving just about every day is going to be mandatory for me to feel my best instead of just losing weight and keeping fit, and if my day won't start with "if" I have time to workout but "when" will I work out.  I also wonder if this is part of perimenopause?

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