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...
Magnolia tree
My beautiful magnolia tree - before the snow came Saturday night and killed it!

I am thinking...
About plans for next year's homeschooling- Izzy's senior year and Rosie in 6th grade.  It will be my one and only year with just the two girls to think about.

I can say that Izzy's health class is going to include information about natural fertility awareness, and pregnancy and childbirth.  It may also include a self-defense course and gun safety - it will be a very, very unique course!

I am thankful...
For all the years that God did allow me to homeschool.  I made a lot of mistakes, but I think we also had a lot of successes too.

In the kitchen...

I am wearing...
My workout clothes - getting ready to take a shower and start the day.

I am reading...

I am pondering...
one of my sons is going to be travelling all over the United States this summer by car - and this terrifies me. Long time readers might remember my somewhat high familiarity with terrible car accidents. (See here,  here, here, here, and here!).  The only person who has an inkling of this is my sister- and she absolutely won't even discuss it because it really is a horrible familiarity with traffic fatalities!

But Mr. Pete doesn't get it, and my 20-something year old sons absolutely don't get it - because in their minds, they are immortal!

I anticipate a new found familiarity with my rosary and more grey hair coming my way before September.

I am going...
From the Learning Rooms...

In the homestretch now!  Only three more weeks of chemistry with Co-op and World History will be over first week of May - (Although the AP test is the middle of May!)
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

One of my favorite things...

april 2016 016 first track meet

A quote to share...
Where most men work for degrees after their names, we work for one before our names: 'St.' It's a much more difficult degree to attain. It takes a lifetime, and you don't get your diploma until you're dead.
Mother Angelica

Read more at: http://www.azquotes.com/author/18179-Mother_Angelica

A picture to share...
I planted purple tulip bulbs and so far I have only gotten red tulips - and they were also covered with snow!  Hopefully they will persevere and continue to bloom brightly for a while!


  1. Your poor Magnolia tree! Did the snow really kill it? We have a huge Magnolia out in our backyard and I'd hate to lose it. I'll be praying for you son on his travels, and will be praying for your mama's heart, that you have peace. Seems there a many of us trying to eat low-carb these days. I've been trying to for almost 2 months now. I've been homeschooling for about 15 years now, and have about 2 years to go. Your tulip is beautiful! I loved seeing all the tulips when my hubby was stationed in West Berlin. The do seem to be okay with snow, in fact look beautiful peeking out of it. Well, you have a lovely week!

  2. Is there a good book on midwifery? That would have been key to avoiding c sections for my dd.
    I highly recommend AAA for a departing gift for the wandering son. I traveled the US on my own. He may never use it, but when he does, it is gold.

    1. My childbirth resources above might be good reading for her in the future. http://www.mydomesticchurch.com/p/childbirth.html

      Congratulations on the new grandchild!


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