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…

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Outside my window...

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I am thinking...
that in retrospect, Lent went rather quickly!  I was able to get into praying the office more deeply - at least I feel quite comfortable now flipping back and forth in the prayer books!

I am thankful for...
the wonderful season of Easter!   For Faith
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Izzyand Rosie Easter 2012

From the learning rooms...
I am now thoroughly convinced that for our family of church musicians - we need two weeks of spring break- one to prepare for Easter, one to recover!  And since we homeschool through the summer, I don't feel guilty about it either.  That said, I am planning a field trip this week and Mr. Pete is going with us, so I feel excited about that.

I am reading...
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    From the kitchen...
    Chicken in white sauce with spaghetti noodles.

    I am wearing...
    Black workout pants, and Mr. Pete's old "Our Lady of Guadalupe" T-shirt

    I am creating...
    nothing - just rest for this weeek!  Although I am working on some meetings for my homeschool group and a play date for the homeschooled kids on Friday!

    I am going...
    to renew my flute practice this week. After not being allowed to play in church during Lent, I was asked to play for the veneration of the cross on Good Friday - and I played "Were You There" unaccompanied with the congregation singing for at least a solid 6 minutes. I was starting to lose the feeling in my fingers!! Time to build up some endurance.

    I am hoping...
    To workout every day this week and got a good one in this morning. AND I am not skipping the stretching part. I'm going to see if I can prevent injury with more stretching.

    I am hearing...
    Sam play his guitar.

    Around the house...
    Mr. Pete is going to get the engine out of his old car and then we can finally have it towed away - I am looking forward to reclaiming that space in my back yard.

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    The crucifix Mr. Pete shined up and made ready for the Easter masses.

    You can see it being carried below in procession - with the choir (including Sam, Gabe, Noah and Izzy) singing the Hallelujah Chorus as the recessional.

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    1. I enjoyed your daybook with so many pictures. What a beautiful church! We had chicken in white sauce tonight too although we had it over biscuits. Have a wonderful week.


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