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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...
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another look at the farm I have... sort of.


I am thinking...
about the difficult year it will be for Calvin. Starting this week he will be working full time as an EMT, volunteering one day a week as an EMT at a local community, and pursuing his paramedic training. At the same time his longtime girlfriend will also be going back to school. This is going to be very trying for them and I'm wondering how it will all work together. I am also very proud of him.


I am thankful ...
to be alive, and to be able to spend this past weekend without Mr. Pete working.

From the learning rooms...
Preparing for homeschooling next week with the Organized Mom Superset I bought a few years ago - still a great tool!

From the kitchen...
Got more propane for the grill!!!Think it's a chicken night!

I am wearing...
my nightgown - waiting for some clothes to come out of the dryer.

I am creating...
some stars and decorations for the Queenship of Mary today!

I am going...
probably to Pat Catans for supplies!

I am reading...
Cut your Grocery Bill in Half with America's Cheapest Family.


I am hoping...
to spend a lot of time this year getting Noah ready for high school.  If I have any kid who has the potential do get academic scholarships - he's the one!

I am looking forward to...
All of the neighborhood kids GOING BACK TO SCHOOL!!!  Peace, quiet and a sense of normalcy descends on the neighborhood and my own kids start to get serious.

One of my favorite things...
One of my favorite people is Aunt Dot. At 91 years and strong she is determined to live her life to the fullest and to keep her mind, body and spirit strong. I admire her immensely. She was the biggest supporter to me when mom died and when SLO went through her cancer treatment. Rosie's middle name is Dorothy after her.


Around the house...
Gotta get that school room in good shape and organize my lesson plans.  This is my 14th year of homeschooling!



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