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 Colleen Deloughery, who perished in the 9/11/2001 attacks 15 years ago.  I wonder about the lives of her children and her husband and her other relatives who were so helpful to me when I memorialized Colleen for the 2996 Project a few years back. I hope they are all well. We continue to pray for Colleen and her family, and all those who lost their lives that day.

I am thankful...
For the sacrament of confession that I was able to get there last week.

In the kitchen...
Marinated Chicken for tomorrow and meat balls later this week.

I am wearing...
Gray capris and a black T-Shirt.

I am pondering...
It's been 10 years since this epic battle on my blog with a young liberal.  My opponent was a 23-year-old girl at the time - the same age that my second son is right now. So I was somewhat heartened when I read this tweet.  Learning to treat people with respect is a big part of maturing, and it wasn't always something I felt from her. 

But then I saw this just a few tweets earlier and now I think the jury is still out.

Presumably only New Yorkers, with college degrees have wonderful ideas and are open minded. She is now 33, and living in Africa where she followed her boyfriend.  I'll check back in another 10. I wish her well.

I am going...

I am reading...

Heartbreaking - and such an indictment of the legal system in Canada and the US.

From the Learning Rooms...

    Adobe Spark

    Exploring Creation with Botany
    Trail Guide to Bible Geography
    CYO Cross Country practice
    Children’s Choir at Oaks of Righteousness Co-Op

    Art Studies at Akrona Art
    Parish Choir St. Sebastians
    Spelling U See Per Dr. Holinga
    Saturday Soccer League

    A quote to share...

    "If home is to have a greater lure than a tavern, the wife must be at least as cheerful as the waitress." 

    "What I am defending is the real rights of women. A woman should have the right to be in the home as a wife and mother."
    Phyllis Schlafly

    Favorite things...

    I bought this bag in tan last month to carry my phone, driver's license and my debit card. I use it on my walks when I have my ear buds plugged in, and all the time just to go to the store or any fast errand. I recently ordered one in black too.

    A picture to share...
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    1. Love your quotes. Those tweets from your 'internet encounter' are general statements. They do not deal with anything specific...even tho the thought behind tweeting them may have to do with something on a more specific topic...which we don't know because it is not put in writing and explicitly stated. Don't let them disturb you as general statements like these are sometimes meant to get people's goats!


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