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...
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My little country baby enjoying the spring day!

I am thinking...
about my Aunt Grace, who is basically dying this weekend.  She is 96 years old.  She is sleeping a lot and she is talking about seeing her dead brother and her mother who have both been dead for many, many years. She was born on the 4th of July, so I'm thinking she will probably die on Easter Day - and I think that's kind of fitting in a lot of ways.

I will always remember Aunt Grace as being kind and soft spoken. She never said anything harsh or mean that I can remember and she was also always smiling.

As long as I can remember, Aunt Grace was always a bit of a messy housekeeper.  Her house always looked a little lived in.  I definitely take after her in that regard although I do try to fight against my nature- most of the time.  But Aunt Grace never let a dirty sink or untidy table ruin her day or keep her from visiting folks - even her unkempt little niece who would run into her house for a glass of water or just to say hi! I think that's an important lesson to keep from Aunt Grace as well.

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I am thankful...
all of the great aunts and uncles that I had in this life and I look forward to seeing them all again in the next.

In the kitchen...
Turkey casserole with butternut squash!

I am wearing...
My sports skirt and a short-sleeved T-shirt!

I am creating...
a clean house for Easter and a tasty Easter menu

I am going...

  • to take Izzy to her foot appointment tomorrow to see how she is progressing after her surgery. 
  • re-write my part for Easter Song so that I can actually read it for Easter Sunday. 
  • Walk or workout every day this week. 
  • Get the house cleaned up
  • Make it to last chance confession!

I am reading...
various things on my Kindle.

I am hoping...
To keep up on the kitchen work and get some things sold on eBay.

I am looking forward to...
spring break!

From the Learning Rooms:
We are on spring break!!! Woo Hoo!!!!

A favorite quote for today...

  • Experience is a different teacher; giving you the test first and the lesson later.
Amish proverb!

A few of my favorite people...

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  1. Sorry to hear about your aunt. May she pass peacefully. I pray you have a blessed Resurrection/Easter weekend.


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