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…

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Outside my window...
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Backyard, a work in progress.  We used to have lush grass in our little back yard - and then we had four boys in a row - the first one was the hardest on everything from furniture to landscaping!

I am thinking...
about the difficult week that just passed. 
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Sam Graduated

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My beautiful daughter turned 12!

I ran two wedding rehearsals and two weddings

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And I hosted a reception for our choir concert.  

Between it all were the swimming lessons.
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From the Learning Room...
taking a break this week.

From the kitchen...
Turkey tonight!
I am wearing...
Black athletic pants, and an orange work out top by Danskin.

I am remembering:
For mama, always. I do feel a sense of - I don't know... maybe acceptance since her anniversary has passed.

I am creating...
a nicer backyard. And some ivy around my new tree that is coming today!
Update - it's here!
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I am going...
to work out with my new kettlebell and the Bob Harper Kettlebell workout.  That is killer! Planning that for Wednesday.  Tomorrow I am either going to do Complete Aerobics with weights or Firm: Calorie Killer .
I am reading...

I am hoping...
to finish swimming lessons this week and kind or relax before my next rehearsal and wedding this weekend.

I am hearing...
the buzz in my ears and the humm of my computer.

Around the house... 
My new tree comes today!!   Pictures to follow.

pictures I am sharing:  
Gabe's new hair cut.
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Also the funny difference in diving styles.
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  1. Thought you might enjoy this

  2. Love Gabe's new locks! You can see how handsome his face is =)

  3. i read the duggar's book before i had my first child and it blows me away how chill they are and how michelle disciplines without yelling or spanking. i'm glad i read it because it showed me that there's no such thing as a perfect family -- you kind of have to just figure out what works.


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