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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I am thinking...
About my kid leaving for Manipuelation in Idylewood, CA tomorrow. It's a quick trip out and a quick trip back, so although he's trying to sell it to me as "a great opportunity to see the country" it's really an all-you-can-see-from-the-highway kind of deal. They're renting a car so I told them to get the extra insurance on it. I guess if they have trouble along the way, it should be easily handled if they are renting from a national company like Alamo.

I am thankful...
and I keep reminding myself that I have lots of reasons to be.

In the kitchen...

Baked chicken thighs with salsa, with sauteed cauliflower in butter and garlic powder and a side salad.

I am wearing...
Black pants, gray T-shirt and two hooded sweatshirts because it is cold!

I am reading...

I am pondering...
the end of the school year - how can you look forward and dread something so much at the same time.

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

In the homestretch now!  Only two 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
Apologia Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology   -     By: Jeannie Fulbright
  • Choir- co-op
  • Art Class

One of my favorite things...


A quote to share...
A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves - a special kind of double.
Toni Morrison
A picture to share...

Speaking of sisters, in cleaning out the home of Pete's late sister, his siblings came upon this photo of us from 1979 and sent it to us.  This was taken in front of the pear tree on the farm I grew up on.  And those pants that Mr. Pete is wearing were my favorite. I loved how they started at his feet a dark green and gradually lightened until they hit is waistline - I thought they made him look extra long and lean.  It was the disco era after all!

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  1. Loved your Daybook, especially all the pictures. I remember those disco days too! I hope you have a wonderful week!

  2. Wonderful photos! Hope your temps warm up soon. It was quite nice here today and I'm enjoying it so much.


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