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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 02/03/2011 (a.m.)

  • tags: Catholic st.johnbosco

  • Best comment on the thread:Boo frigging hoo - so? Life is hard. "Professio­nal sacrifice"­? Really? What in G-d's name are you going to do in your profession that will ever be as important as being a parent? Here's a clue - parenting is rewarding and joyful. Getting through those hard parts (and the boring parts) gives your life meaning, you're proving you're up to the job, and important job, the most important duty you've ever gotten. How can any material success, promotion or award compare to successful­ly raising your kid right? Nothing beats that. I have friends without kids, I don't see them being any happier, mostly the reverse. You want to enjoy being a parent? Than surrender to the role, forget about the money, forget about the lost promotion, just sink into the sea of parenting and don't fight it, don't pretend you have an option. It's really not that hard. This guy has a funny take on having kids vs not having kids.

    tags: parenting family

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