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...

The Sweet smell of soccer success!
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Saturday Socer May 26 and Pentecost 083

After many, many seasons - Mr. Pete finally one a championship - him and his pink fighting flamingos! And they did it in 90 degree heat with only 7 players against a team with a full compliment of players.  He was so happy! and so were Izzy and Noah!

I am thinking...
about all the young men and women about to graduate from high school and college and praying that they all find an inner peace as they face the future.  I remember that time of uncertainty, and it's not always an easy time.

I am thankful for...
all the brave men and woman who have served our country and fought for our freedoms, from the Revolution through our present engagements.

From the learning rooms...

Gabe and Noah

  • New Testament Survey  from Homeschool Connections  was completed - now on to an Old Testament Survey also with Homeschool Connections
  • Rosetta Stone Latin 2.  
  • Saxon math for Noah, Algebra I Gabe.  Gabe is ALMOST DONE with Algebra I - on to Geometry probably in the next month. 
  • Apologia Science General for Noah and Physical for Gabe.  Big push now to get it done. 
  • William Bennett America: American History.  Which is hands down the best history book I've ever read for my kids! We need to now plow through the years after the revolution, including the Adams administration and up to Thomas Jefferson and Lewis and Clark. Everything else we have covered up to Reconstruction.  Then I'm signing up for Instacert.
  • Writing Institute assignments, Spelling Power. 
  • Gabe is almost done with his Vocab book!
  • Also reading 


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

But we will probably finish that and start Farmer Boy this week!


  • Pathway Readers
  • Saxon Math
  • MCP Phonics

    From the kitchen...
    Hamburger tonight, but I haven't figured out the rest of the menu yet - if it continues to be this hot I guarantee a lot of grilling!

    I am wearing...
    Black pants, red T shirt.

    I am creating...
    a very nice yard!  We actually have grass on half of it and the other half is full out mulch and trying to grow some English Ivy!

    FYI - the pentecost craft I made yesterday, cracked and broke during dinner!  Apparently the candles got caught under the lip of the bowl and the heat weakened the glass.  Mr. Pete and I think it will work IF we use a glass bowl without a lip. Even a flat glass pan would work.

    I am going...
    to work out every day this week because I want to prove to myself this week that I can. Birthday on Friday.  I also preparing for the talk I have to give on Saturday and getting ready for Rosie's birthday on Sunday!

    I am reading...

    I am hoping...
    to get the basement cleaned and my speech written today!

    I am hearing...
    the hum of the air conditioner

    Picture I am Sharing
    Could Mr. Pete look any happier??
    Saturday Socer May 26 and Pentecost 103

    Saturday Socer May 26 and Pentecost 101

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    Pink Team - Saturday Soccer Champs

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    1. We're working on cutting trees and limbs down so that our grass with grow. It's a hard job!

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