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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…

Simple Woman

Outside my window...

Lush and green - as it should be as we have had non-stop rain for weeks and weeks!!!!
A 50's homeschool dance 028

I am thinking...
about what a busy but good weekend we just had. Soccer is done for the season, an old friend was given a proper send off and Christian burial, the homeschoolers in the area pulled off the biggest homeschool high school dance YET!, and Mr. Pete and I participated in an awesome concert last night!

I am thankful ...
for my wonderful, busy life.

From the learning rooms...
rebooting this week with post-civil war for history, more in General Science, another Little House book for Izzy and Huckleberry Finn for Noah and Gabe, maybe Izzy too. We are also learning a bit about Edgar Allen Poe.

Sam should be ready for his CLEP test next week- finally!

Izzy is drilling on her math facts before I put her into the next math book. And then we're going to do some home painting and scraping - that should count as phys ed AND home economics.

From the kitchen...
Meatloaf, potatos and salad - yum!

I am wearing...
Black shorts , orange T with embroidery.

I am remembering:
Mama - always.  The girl who won the scholarship from mom's memorial fund was truly surprised and genuinely happy to get it.  That was a good idea sis!!

I am creating...
a new front yard.  Now that I have decided I want a weeping cypress tree, I'm seeing them EVERYWHERE!

I am going...
try to stick to my diet this week a bit more and keep up with the morning exercise.  Noah has asked me to take him running too so I'll have a chance for more cardio.

I am reading...


I am hoping...
that Sam will be able to pass the CLEP test in General Science this week or next. The kids have their piano recitals tonight!  Will we be proud of their accomplishments? or will this be an epic fail?  That's always the question.  Then Friday is Battle of the Bands AND Sam is going to a public high school senior prom.  That will be something!

I am hearing...
the buzz in my ears and the humm of my computer and a birdie tweeting outside! A nice change from the patter of rain that has been the norm around here.

Around the house...
Classroom, laundry, planning the landscaping.
A picture I am sharing:  
My son's and their brother-cousin Paul at the 50's hop Themed Homeschool Dance!

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.

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