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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…

10- years ago today!

I introduced this little girl to the world. 




It was two days past my 46th birthday.

I had read in one of my books on Natural Family Planning that the one thing middle aged couples feared the most was pregnancy. I'm here to say, there are a lot worse things to fear. Don't be afraid of another child.


This late-in-life baby has been a joy to us. She helps me to see things in a new way, she motivates me to keep going and to stay sharp.

I'm so grateful to have her.


Happy birthday sweetheart!

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