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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 01/27/2011 (p.m.)

  • tags: cancer breastcancer

    • A triple negative breast cancer diagnosis means that the offending tumor is estrogen receptor-negative, progesterone receptor-negative and HER2-negative.

      Nancy felt the lump herself but a mammogram and ultrasound could find nothing.

      "The hardest part about it was trying to get anybody to take me very seriously, cause I knew something was wrong and I probably spent a good year and a half trying to convince anybody else that something was wrong," Nancy says.

      She eventually demanded her doctors remove the lump and that's when they found the cancer.

      "You have to know yourself and be your own advocate because nobody else will do it for you," Nancy says.

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