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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It's done!

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I am thinking...
about an online debate that I had late last week with a noted Catholic apologist - and how shocked I was when he actually brought in my long lost friend - the STRAWMAN into the debate - more on that hopefully tomorrow!

I am thankful...
for the sacrament of confession, and for my little 9-year-old who loves going!

I am Pondering...

In the kitchen...
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I am wearing...
Black yoga pants, pink turtle neck with black sweater

I am going...
  • to walk or work out every day but Thursday. 
From the Learning Rooms...
  Noah working on: 

·       Biology at home and with co-op.
·       Latin 2
·       Private piano lessons.  Recital this week.

Izzy working on:
·       Geometry.
·       American History - Hoping to start autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. 
·       American Literature-
·       Also continuing Diane Craft reading program, spelling and writing.
·       Biology with the co-op and at home.
·       American Sign Language.   
·       Art class.
Rosie working on:
·       Math
·       Reading - Ida B!

·       Spelling
·       Map skills
·       History and
·       Astronomy with the co-op.
·       Also bible and vocal music with the co-op.
·       Private piano and art
Izzy and Noah doing the Dave Ramsey course to meet their finance requirement for high school.  We are almost done with this course and I have to say it has been excellent- would highly recommend!

One of my favorite things...
Letting my granddaughter take selfies.

I am hoping to ...
  • Get lots of flute practice done.
  • Organizing my office and the classroom.

I am looking forward to...

  • a quiet week!
A quote to share... because it's hilarious!
Bill Belichick is my new hero.  He has not cracked a smile through 5 minutes of a press conference where he has referenced:"the texture of the balls." "rubbing the balls."  "pressure on the balls." "stimulating the balls." "his handling of dozens of balls." and "the way Tom (Brady) prefers his balls."  This might be the greastest press conference in the history of professional sports.  
E. Bush via Facebook.

"Are they kidding?  The Patriots would have won that game even if those footballs were flat." 
Mr. Pete  

 A picture to share...
izzy and rosie bridesmaids
Izzy and Rosie trying on bridesmaids dresses.