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...
After a very cold and wet Saturday, the rest of the weekend into Monday has been very pleasant!
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I am thinking...
about how difficult it is to get back into the school groove after two weeks off! ; (

I am thankful for...
My family, friends and good health!

From the learning rooms...
Gabe and Noah

  • Week seven of  Theology of the Body Course from Homeschool Connections 
  • Rosetta Stone Latin 2.  
  • Saxon math for Noah, Algebra I Tabe.
  • Apologia Science General for Noah and Physical for Gabe.
  • William Bennett American History.
  • Writing Institute assignments, Spelling Power. 
  • Gabe needs to finish Vocab book.


  • Saxon Math 67
  • Apologia Creation Science Anatomy and Physiology.
  • Diane Craft right- brain training for language arts and reading. 
  • History with Gabe and Noah


  • Pathway Readers
  • Saxon Math
  • MCP Phonics

I am reading...
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    From the kitchen...
    BBQ ribs that were on sale over the weekend, with Rachel Ray Smashed Potatoes and salad.

    I am wearing...
    Black workout pants, white T and pink Danskin nylon hoodie.

    I am creating...
    my city tax form which is always the last one to do!  Also thinking about Mother's Day gifts for the godmothers coming up.

    I am going...
    practice more this week.

    Also trying to master this tough workout video!

    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...
    Hum of the fan.

    Around the house...
    Bathroom and hallway all freshly painted!

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    1. Cute pic! Good luck with the workouts!


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