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…

Simple Woman

Outside my window...

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With the prolonged warm weather, I still have some flowers blooming in my garden boxes!

I am thinking...
about our concert last evening and how blessed I am to be able to continue to be able to contribute musically at this caliber with other gifted musicians.

I am thankful...
That Mr. Pete is feeling much better. He is even singing again.

In the kitchen...
Chili!   and probably baked chicken and meatloaf next week.

I am wearing...
The dress in the picture below

I am reading...

I am pondering...

The grace under pressure of Carly Fiorina who handled the liberals on The View with grace and humor. Well done Ma'am.

And I don't get - is The View supposed to be current events show or a comedy show?  Joy Behar seems to think it's comedy - and says as much in part 2.

I am going...
  • to walk or work out every day with Pfilates.  Trying to get back some weight work out as well. 
  • to see Noah's cross country banquet
  • to watch Noah and Rosie run in the parish 5K next week.
From the Learning Rooms...
20 Years of Homeschooling!

Noah- Senior

Rosie 5th grade
Partnership Writing
Apologia Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology   -     By: Jeannie Fulbright
  • Choir- co-op
  • Art Class
We were sick as dogs last week so only the bare minimum got done. That said, two economics papers were completed, a world history essay was turned in, and everyone did math - so there's that!

One of my favorite things...

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Little Miss C's mommy threw her an Alice in Wonderland themed 2nd birthday party and I think she did a beautiful job!

A quote to share...
"Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen."
Hebrews 11:1 - a verse that little Evie Gerber found special.

A picture to share...
Black dress from 1988
I was looking through my closet for something to wear to church and for the concert yesterday when I came upon this frock.  This is a sweater dress circa 1988. I bought it when I was in the very earliest stages of my very first pregnancy because all of my other clothing was very form fitting and with  no where for my expanding baby belly to grow.  It is a much loved piece, although I haven't worn it in a long time. So I cut out the shoulder pads and put it on over the old sausage slip and it looked and felt just fine!

FYI on the sausage slip - it goes on much easier now. I think it's because I am smaller. My teenager says it's because the elastic fibers are breaking down.

Teenagers - keeping it real.