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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…

Izzy Art

Valentines Day Party 2012 This week when I went to pick up Izzy from her art class, the gallery owner mentioned to me how good Izzy's painting turned out. Izzy's teacher keeps telling me how talented she is and that she really should consider an art career. We'll see. I guess I will start investigating possible careers such as interior design, art therapy etc. and see what she would have to do to get into a good art program. We are certainly amassing a big portfolio for her.

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