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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…

A lake with a view


Mr. Pete absolutely cant' stand the heat! so we made our third trip up to Lake Erie in three weeks! This time Sam could come with us, as did our brother/cousin Paul. Calvin and Sarah were at the Indians game - with a 104 Degree heat index!



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Looking for lake glass - glass from broken bottles that has been smoothed out over time by the lake water.  We have a whole jar full of it!



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"Stop in the Name of Love" or "Don't take a picture of me mom?"

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Little girl, big lake







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