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...
cross country Hudson championships 2016 105

The leaves look like they want to turn, but not quite yet. This is the scene for Rosie's championship meet last Sunday.

I am thinking...
that my oldest son has found several effective new ways to torture me.

You wouldn't think that an adult child living eight hours away would be able to have such an effect on day-to-day life.  But my son is creative!  Last week he and his wife decided to visit Disney World in Orlando, Florida and then, they decided to stay right there during Hurricane Matthew! So yea, I lost a fair amount of sleep from waking up to check the Weather Channel and check news reports and say some prayers.

I did however, manage to refrain from constant texting and calling.

Then, there's this:

If you drop the age card on me, turnabout is fair play!

I am thankful...
that we have had a wonderful autumn, with mostly moderate temperatures and just enough rain!

I am pondering...
the election and my family.

It seems that one of my sons is going to vote for Gary Johnson, one for the Green Party, and one is going to abstain from voting for the President, but vote the rest of the ballot. One of my sons is working so many hours I'm not sure he is even aware that this is an election year!

I am hearing...
the air conditioner and Rosie singing in the next room

In the kitchen...
Ground turkey meatballs

I am wearing...
black boots, black pants, black workout shirt under long loose stitched long-sleeved sweater. I am going to the doctor today and I want to make a good impression!

I am going...
One of my favorite things...

I am reading...

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
    Reading- The Yearling

    Isadora: Senior year!

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

    A quote to share...

    “Well, under our laws currently, that is not something that exists. The unborn person doesn’t have constitutional rights.”

    Hillary Rodham Clinton

    Favorite things...
    End of the regular season - all top 11 finishes, most top 10, championship finish in 6th place and a best time!
    cross country Hudson championships 2016 123 rosie

    cross country Hudson championships 2016 198 rosie medal

    A picture to share...
    Noah Cross Country 2016 139 noah
    I finally got to see him run as a college student on an NCAA team!

    Custom Search


    1. Voting my conscience:



    Post a Comment