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...
November 2012 160

I am thinking...
about the irony of today.  Pete and I have to be at the vigil mass for the Feast of The Immaculate Conception - but the kids have to sing with choir about 20 minutes away!  So even though we have a chance to all be at the same mass - we can't be.

I also have to figure out a way to get them there because I don't feel comfortable with Noah driving a car full of kids at night on unfamiliar roads.

This means of course, that the kids will have to go to mass on Tuesday- and that means we get to take little Miss C. - and I am secretly looking forward to that!  We'll probably go to the pretty church downtown, which I imagine must look pretty big and awesome to a little girl.

I am thankful...
to be part of the Peace Together Choir. I feel that I am challenged to use my musical talents with a group of gifted musicians. It just fills a spot in my life that doesn't necessarily get filled otherwise. 

In the kitchen...
Probably pork steaks tomorrow and possibly white chili on the Feast Day.

I am wearing...
Black boots, black skirt, white long-sleeved T- concert attire.

I am reading...
Annette Funicello was a very gifted singer, dancer and actress who lived with MS for years before she died. She had one of the very extreme forms of that disease and her book covers how she faced her disease practically and with dignity.

I am pondering...
How to get through the next few weeks before Christmas!   Shopping is almost done, but there are cards to write and two more concerts to play, as well as the actual masses for Christmas.

And I'm a little worried that we might have another terrorist attack before the end of the year.

I am going...
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

One of my favorite things...

lavictoire family at the wedding

Christmas Card Picture for this year!

A quote to share...

“Every story ever told really happened. Stories are where memories go when they’re forgotten.”

Dr. Who 

A video  to share...
from yesterday's concert.


  1. Hello Elena,

    Breathe dear breathe! You're going to make it!
    I encourage you to relax your expectations and just enjoy your family and your relationship with Jesus Christ this Christmas season. The important things will get done.

    Please drop by and say hello!

    Have a wonderful Christmas season!
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage


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