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- The Late Sunday Mostly Video Edition

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1. Rosie has been taking a little sign language class at our weekly co-op.  She takes it very seriously and has been learning lots of signs every week and even on her own.  Here is a little sample of what the class has learned.

2. Rosie is also serious about her piano lessons.  This is what she prepared just before Christmas.

3. It was a thrill for me to perform some new music this Christmas Season.  This is a nice arrangement of What Child is This.  I am playing a violin part but it sounds nice with flute too.

4. Just for the fun of it, here's the second half of the Christmas Concert we did two weeks ago.

5.  We finally got our Christmas Tree up.  It looks really nice and smells good too.
2014 Christmas tree!
6. Put a tree up for the baby too.
7. Still much to do before Christmas Day! Light the Candles, Jesus is Coming!