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...

Bird in lake in the fall


I am thinking...
about how the busyness of the fall sports season is about to be transitioned into the business of the holiday preparation season!! Ha! and I already have some Christmas presents purchased!

I am thankful ...
for the opportunities that being a mother has given to me.  I never ran cross country in high school, but I certainly have learned to love it over the years since my kids have been involved with it.  And I've loved every moment of "walking" with the team - I will truly mourn that as the season comes to an end.



From the learning rooms...

  • Gabe and Noah are Reading the Autobiography of Frederick Douglas - perhaps watch the Crucible if I can find it. 
  • Spelling program per Dr. Holinga
  • Instacert for History
  • Apologia Science - Physical for Gabe and General for Noah  and Izzy although Gabe and Noah are almost done with their books.
  • Saxon math for all with math tutor for Gabe - considering Teaching Textbooks for Noah.
  • Rosetta Stone Latin 2
  • Diane Craft reading program for Izzy.
  • Pathway readers for Rosie and the Wand for Language arts.


From the kitchen...
Turkey roll ups tonight!


I am wearing...
Black pants and great sweater.

I am creating...
the final touches on my classroom today.

I am going...
keep the kids running this week on our own in preparation for next week's race.  I will also start back to my basement workouts in between the walking.

I am reading...
The autobiography of Frederick Douglas with Gabe and Noah this week and of course the continuation of the Philadelphia Catholic with Izzy and the Golly Sisters with Rosie!

I am hearing...
air conditioner - I know-- but I was hot.


Photo I am Sharing
What is the little boy in these photos doing?

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