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…

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I am thinking...
about getting through this week and getting everything done that I need to complete.

There's a track meet on Wednesday and Saturday for Noah, one on Sunday for Rosie, bells playing for mass on Saturday night and a concert for Mr. Pete and me on Sunday - it's a full week.

I am thankful...
for family that can help me out on Sunday.

In the kitchen...
Fixed a turkey yesterday and had turkey soup tonight.  Looking for turkey leftovers tomorrow.

I am wearing...
workout pants and a bit black maternity T that I still wear because it's so comfortable.

I am going...

  • to workout tomorrow and Friday.
  • perform on Sunday.
  • Get some laundry caught up. 
I am pondering...
the life of Carole Lombard.  Netflix had a free movie called "Made for Each Other" starring Carole Lombard and Jimmy Stewart.  Mr. Pete and I really like Jimmy Stewart's movies so we gave it a try.  I am not that familiar with Carole Lombard's movies, so I started reading up on her and found out about her tragic life and death.

I am reading...

One of Miss Lombard's traveling companions had a premonition of his own death in that plane crash.  He woke up in a cold sweat and told his wife that if he had to get on a plane for that trip, he would not be coming home.  I wonder why he went against his own feelings?

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 and Kahn Academy!

Noah  Excellence in Writing Course.  and Bravewriter Kidswrite Intermediate this spring.

Apologia Science -  Physical 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. 


  • Latin for Homeschoolers for Noah
  • English from the Roots Up for Izzy.
  • Pathway readers for Rosie and the Wand for Language arts.
 Busy Times

I am hoping...

  • Get back into my exercise program.
  • Get some flute practice done.
  • Start pondering my curriculum choices for next year. 

I am looking forward to...

Our homeschool meeting on Thursday, although I know it will be small, and my concert on Sunday.

A favorite quote for today...

“There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.” 
― Mahatma Gandhi