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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I am thinking...
about this being Noah's last year in our homeschool before starting college next fall and I'm wondering what that will feel like, not having him around as much next year.

I'm pretty used to not having the older three boys around any more - and their departures ranged from controlled launch to traumatic catastrophe.  But this will be my first one to do higher education so I'm hoping that it will feel more like an adventure than a disaster.

I am thankful...
that the kids seem to be settling into their homeschooling routine. We just about have every topic covered and are even tackling the reading.

I have...
cross country meets and soccer games in my future.  I also have to help Izzy set up her Etsy shop and get some of the things that did not sell at the sale online.
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The sale experience was tough- it poured all day and she only made $40 - the booth fee was $50.  Still she learned a lot about what people want to buy and how she should cater to them.

In the kitchen...
Shepherd's pie with squash from my sister's garden.

I am wearing...
Grey skort, grey T-shirt and grey Sketcher shoes.

I am reading...

Reinventing American Health Care

I am going...
  • to walk or work out every day with Pfilates.  Trying to get back some weight work out as well. 
  • Enjoying the talks by Dr. Larry Richards for my MP3. 
From the Learning Rooms...
20 Years of Homeschooling!

Noah- Senior
  • Pre-calculus
  • AP World History  
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Health
  • World Literature
  • Selected Themes
  • Health
  • Piano
  • Choir and bell choir

  • Algebra II
  • American History  2
  • American Literature 2
  • Sign Language
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Art Class
  • Health

Rosie 5th grade

  • Saxon 65
  • Bravewriter
  • Prairie Primer
  • Spelling 
  • Geography
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Choir- co-op
  • Art Class
One of my favorite things...

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A quote to share...

"Fat is where the party's at."   Rosie LaVictoire

A picture to share...

Lazy day for Molly


  1. Which Universities is Noah applying to? Very exciting!


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