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...

The beautiful procession for the Feast of Corpus Christi we had in our parish yesterday.
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ending right before the statue of Jesus with his arms raised in blessing- perfect.
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I am thinking...
about Rosie's birthday party.

When I turned 10, my mother organized a wonderful birthday party for me, complete with games, and cake and a tour of our farm and a quiz.  I still remember it as one of my fondest birthday memories.

I always celebrated the birthdays with my boys, but for the girls they just seem to need something more sentimental to hold on to.

And no matter what, I made sure Izzy had a special 10th birthday, under trying circumstances.

So over the weekend, I invited Rosie's friends and we had a big birthday bash for her too!

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I am thankful...
for my beautiful daughter, Izzy, who helped plan the games for her sister, made 30 clay owls to hide for a scavengar hunt,
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and made a very cute owl cake!  I really couldn't have done it without her!
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I have...

so much love for this young man.
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He has really stepped up to be a good daddy for his little girl. He works, he keeps house, cooks, and cleans.  He just amazes me.

In the kitchen...
something with sweet potatoes in it.  Maybe stuffed sweet potatoes with pork chops tomorrow?

I am wearing...
Grey skort and black thin t-shirt.

I am reading...

I am going...
  • to walk or work out every day but Thursday with Pfilates.  Luckily, summer running club starts tomorrow!
  • Get ready for our annual review with Dr. Holinga.
From the Learning Rooms...
  Noah working on: 

Izzy working on:
·       American History - Reading autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. 
·       American Literature-

·       Also continuing Diane Craft reading program, spelling and writing.
·       Art class.

Izzy and Noah working on A Noble Experiment for civics 

Rosie working on:
·       Reading - Catherine called Birdy.

·       Spelling
·       Astronomy with the co-op - DONE but learning the constellations now.
·       Also bible and vocal music with the co-op.
·       Private piano and art
Working on a unit study of Degas and Prokofiev via Harmony Arts Mom!

  • Degas and Prokofiev button
This is Rosie's latest art piece!
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One of my favorite things...
charlotte at splash pad

I am hoping to ...
  • Get lots of flute practice done.
  • Organizing my office and the classroom - since track season is now over, I might actually accomplish these first two goals this week!
  • Get a budget and time table together on our new real estate venture. We actually closed!  It's all ours. 
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I am looking forward to...

the roofers coming this week so that we can get this big job started. Mr. Pete's favorite part?   the bathroom of course!

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A quote to share...

A woman is a woman. She has earned that title. She pays for that title. She suffers with that title and gives life with that title and lives from conception until death and beyond with that title. She is that title. She should not be told that it’s such a flimsy thing that a man with enough money can buy his way into it. It’s demeaning and reductive, and as a father and a husband and a son and a brother, I take exception to it. I can only imagine how women might feel if they were only allowed to be open about it. Matt Walsh

A picture to share...

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  1. Hello - I am a new visitor to you blog coming over from the Simple Woman's Blog. Love your Daybook post. You have a lovely family. Looking forward to returning and visiting again soon!


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