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

I am thinking...
about seeing my friends tomorrow when we drive up to attend their mother's funeral.  Remember my mom as well.

 On long life as a huge advantage for a parentFrom my late teens onward, the relationship between my mother and me improved steadily. As the years progressed, I enjoyed her more and, yes, loved her more. Unless either an adult child or a parent has serious psychological issues, I am convinced that what I experienced is quite common. There is an enormous amount of luck -- good and bad -- in life; and one of the greatest pieces of good luck for a parent (and child, for that matter) is for parents and children to have the time to work things out.

I am thankful for...
my friends.  We are the godparents for their daughter; he is the godfather for our son, and she and I went through all the trials and tribulations of being young wives together.

From the learning rooms...
 Gabe and Noah

  • Theology of the Body Course from Homeschool Connections .
  • Rosetta Stone Latin 2
  • Moby Dick - literature/English
  • Gabe start Unit 8 in Apologia Physical Science and Noah Chapter 3 General Science. (I should mention that Noah already did the last 8 chapters in General Science so he really is just going back to do the chapters he skipped the first time. 
  • Saxon Math - Algebra I for Gabe, Pre-Algebra for Noah
Gabe Izzy and Noah - Finish French and Indian War and move on to the Revolution.

  • Daily reading exercises and curriculum via Diane Craft
  • Saxon 6/7 - almost done!
  • Anatomy and Physiology Creation Science  Start unit on Blood. 
  • Pathway Reader and workbook
  • MCP Phonics
  • Saxon math 1
From the kitchen...
Steak and potatoes for dinner tonight!  Mr. Pete found a meat sale!

I am wearing...
Maroon Sweat pants and T-shirt.

I am creating...
pieces to play at the Irish gig next weekend and also another concert next Sunday.

I am going...
to get four workouts in this week.  Only got two in last week.
Last week I did:

Monday- Wednesday


I am reading...

I am hoping...
Noah and Gabe get Moby Dick done by next week.  They are indeed reading along with Libra Vox.

I am hearing...

The CD Mr. Pete and I helped on last year.

Around the house...
keeping it together during a very busy week.   Funeral, concerts, piano competition and confirmation - all in one week - oh yea!

Picture I am Sharing
Bill and the girls 001

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