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...

I am thinking...

about the late great Shirley Temple.  My mother introduced me to her movies when I was a little girl and I introduced them to my girls too.  When Shirley was happy and dancing, so were we.  But who could keep a sad lump out of their throat when poor little Shirley was sad.

I am thankful...
that all of Ms. Temple's works are easily available online or on DVD so that new generations of children will know her work and enjoy them as past generations have.

In the kitchen...
Tonight we had hamburger with a marinara sauce served on flat bread for the family, and special coconut flat bread for me.  The flat bread didn't turn out very well although it still tasted good.  That is the first recipe out of this book that didn't work out well.  All the others have been great!

I am wearing...
Brown workout pants, black knit top and my discount store winter jacket that is keeping me very warm tonight!

I am creating...
Today Rosie and I made

Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Bernadtte

I am going...
  • to get my medical transcription done
  • be diligent in my prayer time. 
  • practice my flute.
  • Write some blog posts.
  • Get in four workouts. Today I did  -

    I am reading...


    From the Learning Rooms...

    Spelling program per Dr. Holinga for all three kids. We were pilot families for her program last year and it is finally going to be available to the public as Spelling U See.

    AP U.S. History and American History course from For Such a Time as This,

    American History
    Lectures in American History from the Great Courses.

    Noah  Excellence in Writing Course. 

    Runkle Geography for Izzy.  Learning the countries in Europe.

    Apologia Science -  Izzy. Creation science Botany for Rosie  Noah is finished with Physical Science and will be concentrating now on preparing for the AP History test.

    Noah and Izzy doing Geometry with Mr. D.  Rosie doing Saxon math with me. 

    We Finished Billy Budd. Hope and watched the 1962 movie this week! 

    In lieu of reading the Crucible, we watched that as well.  I think plays are better to actually watch than just read and since the screenplay was also by Aurthur Miller, this seemed like a good compromise.

    • Latin for Homeschoolers for Noah
    • English from the Roots Up for Izzy.
    •  Diane Craft reading program for Izzy.  She is about to start the very last Merrill Reader.  I am so happy with the improvement that she has made since we started this program.
    • Little House on the Prairie and Prairie Primer for Izzy.  Starting the Happy Golden Years.Izzy and I are LOVING this book. Almanzo and Laura are engaged!
    • Pathway readers for Rosie and the Wand for Language arts.
     Busy Times
    A few plans for the rest of the week:
    Get started on my taxes!
    A photo to share...

    Izzy finished her cake class.  This is her final cake - almost too pretty to eat!


    1. It's so sad about Ms. Temple-Black. Don't forget about her outstanding work as a diplomat. In some ways her later life while much less publicised was more interesting than her days as a starlet.

    2. Oh I agree - I think it would have been very interesting to be the chief of protocol for the United States government!


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