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…

Rest in Peace Barbara Curtis - Mommylife

It was with much sadness that I learned of the passing of Barbara Curtis yesterday. I had been in touch with Barbara on line via her blog and email off and on since 2005. She lived a a very honest life and shared it with her readers- from her young life as a leftist, liberal hippy to a conservative Catholic mom of 12 children. Barb put it all out there for her readers to see and learn from. She always inspired with her grace and honesty.

Barb touched me the most in her humility - sharing her conversion back to her Catholic faith, as well as her tremendous weight loss journey. Perhaps most poignant of all was the relationship with her children and how she loved and supported each one, including an estranged daughter and mothering through the pain of that.

My first post about Barbara came about as an invitation from her to visit her blog. That post is here.

and her conversion to Christianity (from 2005) is here.

and a list of all the different posts about Barbara over the years can be found here.

Elizabeth Foss is keeping us apprised of funeral arrangements and other tributes on her blog as well as a way to help Maddy Curtis at Catholic U for another semester, which was one of Barbara's wishes.

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  1. Elena, do you happen to know anything about whether Barbara's husband is still keep up her blog? I know he did for a while


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