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…

Darling Yueyue - a poem

Dear China I want to cry.
You left a beautiful baby girl to die
She was in the street & was hit by a truck.
Not only once but twice she was struck.

... Dear China I want to cry, when I
Hear how most of you just walked by
How could anything in the world be more pressing?
Than an injured child, for a child is a blessing.

Dear China I want to cry
For that one brave woman, who pulled her aside.
She called for help, pleaded and implored
But all her cries you ignored

Dear China I want to cry
I can’t understand & want to know why
I watched Darling Yueyue, so fragile and small
As her mother held her she was like a rag doll

Dear China I want to cry
I watched the video with my own eyes
Your people need to be set free
Of pathetic laws and your decree’s

Dear China I want to cry
For darling Yueyue, you all walked by.
This baby girl who is only two.
I wonder would it be different if it was any of you?

Dear Darling Yueyue
You are only two.
If I had a magic wish it would be
That you would live to one hundred and three.

Darling, Darling Yueyue…

Poem from: pamperedpatty.blogspot.com/2011/10/darling-yue-yue.htmlCachedSee More

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