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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Outside my window...

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This is the best our back yard area has looked in a long time!  Grass, perennials, lights and a TARDIS!

I am thinking...
about what my sister said yesterday.  She is turning 55 and I am 56.  She said, "Aren't you happy that we'll be gone before the real sh#t hits the fan?"

The thing is, I think it might hit the fan before then.

And knowing what my children will have to face - especially the younger three and my granddaughter - I shudder for them.

I am thankful...
for my wonderful husband - who helped me get ready for Izzy's Sweet 16 Party - from helping with the yard work to making corn hole games just before the party started!

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I'm also grateful for all of the friends who showed up to celebrate with Izzy!

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I have...
some wedding programs to show my soon-to-be DIL.  Hopefully we can come up with something quickly for the wedding.

I actually typed my own program all those years ago on an electric typewriter I bought at JC Penney!  Then I had to take it to a printer to have it printed!

In the kitchen...
Taco Tuesday!

I am wearing...
Gray skort and gray and black striped T shirt.

I am reading...

I am going...
  • to walk or work out every day but Thursday with Pfilates.  
  • work two weddings- one this weekend and one next. Then the third week I am the mother-of-the groom!   
From the Learning Rooms...
  We're enjoying a little bit of a break but Noah is still working on: 

One of my favorite things...

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I am hoping to ...
  • Get lots of flute practice done.
  • Organizing my office, classroom, and laundry.  
  • Bracing for the wedding!
  • Planning some high school courses. 
I am looking forward to...

working on our rehab house.

and the wedding.   Actually I have to facilitate another wedding at church this weekend. Once that is over, the very next wedding I attend - I will be the Mother of the Groom!   I cannot wrap my head around that.

BTW, I helped at a delightful wedding a few months ago. It was different in that our organist wasn't there and they had an outside pianist play. She was wonderful (and is giving Noah piano lessons this summer). The bride walked down the aisle to this beautiful and haunting melody, on piano instead of violin. I think I'd like to learn it for flute.

A quote to share...

The Supreme Court of the United States has descended from the disciplined legal reasoning of John Marshall and Joseph Story to the mystical aphorisms of the fortune cookie.   A. Scalia - Supreme Court Justice.

A picture to share...
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