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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…

This is the kind of stuff that keeps you humble!

I found a woman on Facebook that used to be part of our local homeschooling group. I remember having a delightful discussion with her at the homeschool picnic about her family and life in general. We even went to their home once for a nice bible study. So I requested to be her friend on facebook.


I'm sorry but I do not recognize you, Elena. My apologies if I should. Can you give me an update before I confirm you as a friend?
Many thanks@
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Me: 
I am a homeschooler and we met through ARCHE. We were at your home onetime for a summer picnic, I think you were pregnant and supposed to be off of your feet at the time. We went to bible study at your home and my husband lent your husband a drywall nailer once too.
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Wow, you have a better memory than I do.


She friended me and then subtly unfriended me as well!
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  1. I'm a first-time reader (clicked on the BlogHer sidebar thingamajig on someone else's blog) and this made me seriously laugh because the same thing happened a few years ago when I friended a co-worker who shared my cube wall. I guess the discussions about her intestinal problems, how much she hates Congress and the escapades of her wayward daughters weren't enough to solidify any sort of memory of me... :D Too funny!

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