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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…

My Daily Domestic Clips 01/18/2011 (p.m.)

  • This article really ticked me off. First of all, this type of care happened in a country with Socialized Medicine!! If Obama care gets implemented is this the kind of treatment we can expect? Although... in my experience with my own mother, doctor's don't really give a rip when they give patients bad news. They were always walking in and telling my mother bad stuff about her health even when I put a note on the chart requesting to be consulted first! That never mattered apparently because they told her she had ovarian cancer without me or my sister there. This was AFTER her oncologist told me he thought she had a little dementia! So go figure. It still angers me when I think back on it.

    tags: healthcare cancer

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