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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  1. We are finding that the price of a private college is rarely worth it. There are some jobs that require college.
    My son is doing a job that is also done by non college people. He has a degree in physics from a private college.
    My son in law does not have a degree and is head of his department with mostly masters level people working under him. He can do it as an independent contractor, but the company itself will not hire him if he does not have a degree....
    I'd say of you want a professional position and can get a hardships, go for the degree. If you don't go for the military and get trained. Make sure your contract states exactly what you want to do though or you may end up driving a tank which translates to little on the outside.

  2. That would be scholarships not hardships. My iPad often does its own thing these days!


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