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...
May 2016 328
The Ivy is really taking off!  I just have to keep it off the tree and train it to grow towards teh sidewalk and not up the stairs!

I am thinking...

As long as I have lived in NE Ohio, there has never ever been a championship team. In fact, Cleveland has not won any sort of a sports championship in over 52 years. So when I saw this on my Facebook feed yesterday, it sort of struck a nerve!

The Indians are doing well right now. Maybe this will inspire them to greatness too!

I am thankful...
that my friend is recovering nicely from her car accident!  I had the opportunity to stay with her in the hospital and take care of her little baby. We talked and talked - it really was more like a sleep over and I am so happy we got to spend time together.

In the kitchen...
It's hot. Grilled meat of some sort and fruit salad.

I am wearing...
A gray skort with gray T-shirt.

I am pondering...
Next school year and making it through the hot summer months.

Our portion of Noah's tuition for the entire year is only around $5000. If we can flip our house or even rent it out after it's done, we should be able to cover that.

Noah's Godfather shared with me that when he was in college he decided not to take a job but to just concentrate on his studies. He did well and eventually that translated into scholarship money. I hope the same happens for Noah.

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


Izzy-Junior - heading into senior year!

Rosie 5th grade
  • Geography  -almost done!!
  • Art Class
  • Piano
I am also looking into Switched on School House for Izzy for business studies next year!

Some  of my favorite things...


While Noah and I were at his college orientation, Mr. Pete brought home some Wendy's to fee his girls!!

A quote to share...

I’m going to use all my tools, my God-given ability, and make the best life I can with it. – 
Lebron James

A picture to share...

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