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 05/09/2011 (a.m.)

  • tags: mothersday motherhood sorrow poetry

    • Mother's Grave
      Away in Hills of Tennessee,
      Upon a lonely Hill,
      Is my dear sweet Mother's grave,
      She is sleeping so peacefully still.

      I think of her upon this day,
      It's Mother's Day as you know,
      Oh! how I miss my Mother
      If I could only tell her so.

      If I could kneel by my Mother's grave,
      If I could I would be so proud,
      If I could tell her how much I love her,
      And some day I would be in the crowd.

      If I could kneel by my Mother's grave,
      Upon this Mother's Day,
      And just pray to God in Heaven
      That some day I'de hear her say,

      Come unto me all my children,
      We are all at home at last,
      Then we would rejoice forever,
      And forget all about the past.

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