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...
Valentine tulips from Calvin and Sarah in full bloom!
The tulips Calvin and Sarah sent for Valentine's Day are finally blooming- and they are gorgeous

I am thinking...
about the long drive I must make this week for the girl's annual assessments.  I am not much of a highway driver any more  - but in my 20s I drove the highway, at night, during blizzards!  Did I get wiser? more cautious? or simply older?

I am thankful...
for my two sons- Noah and Gabe - who have been working together to pass the soccer ref course to renew for the 2016 year.

I am also thankful for my husband, who listens to my complaints and grudges about things in the past and gently helps to give me perspective.

In the kitchen...

Very easy cooking this week - mostly meets and salads with shepherd's pie at least one night!

I am wearing...
Grey workout pants, black tunic, black cardigan.

I am reading...

BTW- this is an awesome book for Catholics unfamiliar with Sister Faustina and the Divine Mercy.

I am pondering...
if I have to give up my husband for Lent, do I have to give up something else too?  Mr. Pete is embroiled in a court case all week so I won't get any time with him at all - and I already miss him.

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

Noah- Senior


Rosie 5th grade
Partnership Writing
  • Prairie Primer  Starting 
  • Spelling 
  • Geography
  • Anatomy and Physiology - starting the integumentery system this week.
Apologia Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology   -     By: Jeannie Fulbright
  • Choir- co-op
  • Art Class
Seeing Dr. Holinga this week for our yearly assessment.

One of my favorite things...


A quote to share...
"In a big family the first child is kind of like the first pancake. If it's not perfect, that's okay, there are a lot more coming along."

Antonin Scalia

A picture to share...

A view of our 20th year of homeschool, right after Christmas but before Lent