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…

7-Quick Takes

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1. The kids and I always take Fridays off in the fall to enjoy the homeschool hikes with our homeschool group.  Today the hike was moved up an hour so that folks could get to mass to celebrate the feast day.
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2. Then we made it to noon mass.

Long-time readers will recognize this dress.  Izzy wore it for a few years and Rosie got some wear out of it last year. This year I changed up the head piece, added an apron and a basket and voila-St. Elizabeth of Hungary!

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We had a little saints today from all countries and throughout history!
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And Izzy brought some of her famous cupcakes.
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3. Probably the biggest thrill for Rosie this week was to meet her niece!  She was the last one in the family to see and hold the baby having to wait a whole two days!   But when the two met Rosie was joyous!

 Photo: Aunt Rosie meets Charlotte.



Come to think of it, Grandpa looks pretty happy too.  I love this picture of Mr. Pete's hands - such strong hands - just what a little girl would want in a grandpa.

5.  Rosie really wanted to see a "scary" movie for Halloween, so I got the Sixth Sense.  It wasn't easy to find - it isn't streaming on Netflix or Amazon and I had to go to two different libraries to find it.  But it was definitely worth the trip.  I just loved the expression on Rosie's face when she figured out that Bruce Willis was also dead!

But this scene of the little boy with his mom talking about grandma is my favorite.

7. Last week of soccer!!  Can't believe we endured as the leaders through the entire fall season.  But so grateful that the end is in sight.
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