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 a dear relative of mine in the hospital in Michigan. Mr. Pete was determined to go and visit on Saturday because he had to teach Sunday school and cantor for mass on Sunday.  So even though Winter Storm Bella was coming directly at us as we headed north, we kept on our path.

Things were pretty clear for most of our journey and we even though that perhaps we might take a little side trip to see the Ransom Gillis House that has been featured on the television show, Rehab Addict.  But when we hit Detroit the storm limited our visibility and we decided to just keep heading north.

We got to the hospital in time to see our relative and spend a few hours.  Then it was back on the road. This trip usually takes us 4 hours. We left at 2:30 and didn't make it back home until almost 10:00, spending much of that time traveling at only 25 miles per hour. I wanted to pull over and find a hotel, but Mr. Pete persevered.

I am thankful...
we didn't end up in the ditch like about 20 of the cars we passed on our way!  We arrived home without incident.

In the kitchen...
Shepherd's Pie - I browned ground turkey, added salt, pepper, cinnamon, tomatoes, and mixed vegetables, and the topped with mashed sweet potatoes. It was delicious!

I am wearing...
Black pants and a pink sweater that I like because it has 3/4 length sleeves, but I wish it were longer.

I am reading...





I am pondering...
about the etiquette involved with co-habitating couples and couples who are co-parenting but aren't "a couple" and the holidays.  Where is Emily Post when you need her?


I am going...
From the Learning Rooms...
20 Years of Homeschooling!

Noah- Senior
Izzy-Junior


Rosie 5th grade
Partnership Writing
Apologia Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology   -     By: Jeannie Fulbright
  • Choir- co-op
  • Art Class


One of my favorite things...






Hoping to try with Miss C. this week!

A quote to share...

It had never before occurred to him that the body of a woman of fifty, blow up to monstrous dimensions by childbearing, then hardened, roughened by work till it was coarse in the grain like an over-ripe turnip, could be beautiful. But it was so, and after all, he thought why not? The solid, contourless body, like a block of granite, and the rasping red skin, bore the same relationship to the body of a girl as the rose-hip to the rose. Why should the fruit be held inferior to the flower?

1984, by George Orwell



A picture to share...

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