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…

Small Successes


1. Sam the Pizza Man! - Sam put in an application months ago to a local pizza shop and got a call this week. He is working during the daytime, delivering mainly to offices, getting his school work done in the early morning and evening. It's so nice to see the skills he's learned over the years come together- driving, negotiating streets, making change, working with the public, and even some kitchen skills! And as a plus- he made $100 in two days, so he can pay for his own guitar lesson this week! yea!

2. I finally found my DVD about the War of 1812 from the History Channel. So even though we were way past that now, we watched it this afternoon and it was a very satisfactory presentation. It really made the burning of Washington and the battles in Baltimore and Fort McHenry come alive!

3. I was sick yesterday but my kids did their school work on their own which I appreciated it.

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