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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…

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Outside my window...
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Sunset on a great lake.

I am thinking...

about the start of the school year, and all that I have to do to prepare for that! This will be Noah's last year and although he is my fourth child, he is the first one really looking at college - a new adventure for our family.

I am thankful...
for my second son Sam!  who starts a new job today in an upscale, grocery/cafe today.  This is a big step for him (and one that offers health care and benefits), and I know he will get a lot of great food industry experience.

I'm also grateful that he and Gabe are playing music again!


I have...
a chance to visit my favorite aunt this week!

In the kitchen...
I think superburgers on the grill tonight with fresh tomatoes!

I am wearing...
a gray long T-shirt that doubles as a night gown on hot summer nights.

I am reading...




I am going...
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 looking forward to...

    get a chance to go on a little driving vacation this week.  Nothing too big but a chance to enjoy some nice weather and visit family and friends.


    A quote to share...

    Helena Cassadine: They don't keep people like us in hell, dear, we'd end up running the place.
    A quote from Luke Spencer's nemesis in honor of Tony Geary's last scene to be telecast today on GH. 

    A picture to share...

    Sewing Pattern
    This is the pattern of a dress I made for the first ever formal dance I ever went to with Mr. Pete.  Izzy and I are hoping to resurrect it this summer because I think it might just look great on her!

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