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. Sorry for the slow blogging this way - but I was doing my TAXES! Just have to double check them and then e-file. Getting a nice refund this year which is a much-appreciated change over last year! I can't believe that we as a people spend so much time and money on tax preparation every year! When oh when will we finally have a simple and fair tax system?

2. Did manage to make some St. Patrick's Day cupcakes for the kids and of course the girlies decorated them.

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We also read

 3. I started reading Little House in the Big Woods with Rosie and Izzy.  Rosie enjoyed the first chapter so much that she drew this little picture  of Laura cooking a fish over the fire!  This too is dictation!

Laura cooking a fish

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  1. LOVE the schooling stuff! WOW!! Loved this list - GREAT successes! Much love!!


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