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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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The dead brown petals on my magnolia tree - I know they are going to make a big mess when they finally drop off.

I am thinking...
About my kid coming back from Manipuelation in Idylewood, CA hopefully tonight.

This was a gathering of "object manipulators."  By this definition of object, "a material thing that can be seen and touched, "  I have been an object manipulator for my entire life!  In fact, as I write this post, I am manipulating the object known as "keyboard."  Earlier this evening I was manipulating an object known as a stove, a food processor, and various kitchen utensils!


I am thankful...
That they had a good time, and still keeping fingers crossed that they get all the way home safely.

In the kitchen...
I am in carbohydrate hell.  My runners have to eat high carb especially before races.  Because Noah has had races the past two school days, I have been making our big daily meal at lunch time. Tonight I sliced potatoes and cooked them with some ham, cheese, peas, and cream of mushroom soup (gluten free) and made a nice casserole.  I'll be glad to get back to our usual meat and a veggie routine tomorrow.

I am wearing...
A skort!  and a t shirt.  It's nice weather for it finally.


I am reading...




I am pondering...
the civil war now that we are closing our study of it.  I highly recommend Ken Burns: The Civil War (Commemorative Edition)





I am going...
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and I even had to write my own flute part last week - it took two days!

From the Learning Rooms...

In the homestretch now!  Tomorrow is the last day of co-op for chemistry 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


Izzy-Junior

Rosie 5th grade
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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...

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A quote to share...
Life is often compared to a marathon, but I think it is more like being a sprinter; long stretches of hard work punctuated by brief moments in which we are given the opportunity to perform at our best. 
Michael Johnson

A picture to share...

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