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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We started our Thanksgiving Day with the annual Run for the Homeless. This is their biggest fundraiser of the year and the funds raised provide food for many people throughout the year.

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Noah and Rosie were my only runners this year.  I registered them on Monday and as you can see, they were 850 and 851. There were over 2000 runners, so it seems there were a lot of registrations in the last few days before Thanksgiving. But it was a beautiful day for a run, in the low 60s, so maybe the weather forecast encouraged more registrations.

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Rosie was in the top 10% and when I checked the stats, there was not a single female of her age or younger that came in before her.  For the four mile race her time was 29:43 which was a 7 minute, 29 seconds per mile pace.

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Noah was the 64th runner in at 24:34 at 6:09 minutes/ mile for the four mile course.  Also a pretty good time.

As you can see in the pictures, the course runs through the beautiful and historic, Glendale Cemetery.

This is what 2000+ runners on a beautiful Thanksgiving Day looks like!

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I mentioned in a previous post that we were changing things up this Thanksgiving - we enjoyed a couple slabs of ribs instead of Turkey- and they were delicious!

4. A small, but happy group for dinner!

In my quest to have memories of my granddaughter while she's little, and to introduce her to arts and crafts, here is the little print we did before Thanksgiving Day - the wings were her little hands and the body was her foot.  She is pretty easy to work with - we just paint her up and then start making prints on construction paper!  We made three prints- one for us, one for her mom, and one for her other grandma.

I couldn't resist getting this at her naptime this week. This was my grandma's bed and I have fond memories of sleeping in it when I was a girl.  And now my grandma's great-great granddaughter is using it - I like that.

Not too long ago, my girls slept in it too!
sleeping beauties

7. I've mentioned that I am part of a musical group that has cut a CD for the Christmas Season.

Here is an interview that Catholic radio did with our Director and Musical Director about the group and the music on the CD. 

CD's and MP3 downloads are available here and also on Amazon


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