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…


Got back from vacation last night and dived right into the problems and work that I left behind a week ago!  Much to tell and post about- including an epiphany moment for me at the ripe old age of 54!  More on that later.

Before I left, I found this old family photo and decided to use it to poke a little fun at Gabe  - something for him to remember us by.
Daniel Leckrone Family  circa 1922

Gabe and his wool hat in the summer

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