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…

Simple Woman

Outside my window...
March 2013 057

I am thinking...
On my bed I remember you.On you I muse through the nightfor you have been my help;in the shadow of your wings I rejoice.My soul clings to you;your right hand holds me fast.
Psalm 63

From the learning rooms...
We are on spring break - lots of cleaning and movies  Movie Week including:

The Princess Bride 
To Kill a MockingbirdTo Kill a Mockingbird (1962) Poster
Schindler's ListSchindler's List (1993) Poster
Who Framed Roger RabbitWho Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) Poster
    From the kitchen...
    Easter dinner left overs including ham, salad and leftover pies!

    I am wearing...
    Grey pants and purple sweat shirt for cleaning the house!

    I am going...
    to get my spring cleaning done this week and enjoy some time with my family!

    I also intend to get at least four workouts done this week since we are not homeschooling!  Want to practice my flute too.

    I am reading...

    I am hearing...
    Nothing.  Absolutely no ringing in my ears- which is amazing to me considering how loud it was a few weeks ago!

    A Picture to share...
    From Lent into the season of Easter
    My creation

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