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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 -The Abridged Christmas Edition





I am thinking...
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how lucky I am to have my entire immediate family together for Christmas including my oldest son and his wife from North Carolina. We had a fantastic day all together.  A little later on in the day my niece and her new husband joined us as well for a round of Super Fight!  It was a very memorable and blessed day!




I am thankful...
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for this little girl- although I'm not sure why she looks so serious here?

I am pondering...
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the music of Christmas.

Rosie played a prelude and was also surprised to see that she was playing for Offertory!  She played both well without missing a note - as I assured her she would if she practiced and prepared beforehand and pictured herself playing in her own living room!

I also enjoyed playing for midnight mass and it was indeed a thrill to finally get a chance to play along with the Halleluia Chorus on my flute.


I am hearing...


In the kitchen...
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We ate the turkey Rosie won at the Thanksgiving Day race! It was delicious.

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The King Casserole from the O antiphons was good too - and gluten free!

I am wearing...
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I guess I will be wearing my hand gun more since my son got me a  Concealment Belly Band Abdominal Belt Waist Pistol Handgun Gun Holster for Christmas.

I am going...

I am reading...












From the Learning Rooms...

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    On Break!!


    A quote to share...
    Ma Forrester said, “Heap o’ good it do a woman to birth a mess o’ young uns and raise ’em and then have ’em all go off to oncet. ”

    Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan. The Yearling (Aladdin Classics) (p. 379). Aladdin. Kindle Edition.


    A picture to share...

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