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…

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Starkey - Captain Hook's crew
Tonight is Rosie's big theatrical debut. She plays the role of Starkey- one of Captain Hook's pirates in Peter Pan. She is so excited about it!!

2.  Izzy has been more behind the scenes. She made two panels of wallpaper for the Darling's Nursery set in Scene 1.  It took her hours!!
For the nursery at the Darlings house!

She also made a cake for the after party- a crocodile pull-apart cake!
Captain Hooks nightmare cake!

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As her mother and high school teacher, it's my job to find activities and projects that she can excel in. I think she did a great job working on this play and on opening night, she is also going to be on stage crew helping with the lights!

And just because we like to add a little extra stress to our weekends, tomorrow Mr. Pete and Izzy are taking an 8-hour long blacksmithing course. I can't wait to see what those two decide to do after that!

5.  Noah is done with his Freshman year of college. Not too shabby!
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6. Follow up books to Peter Pan.  We listened to Peter and the Starcatchers last summer and it was wonderful.  Think we'll review that and then listen to the others in this delightful series once our play is done!

7.  Best news of the week - my best friend's son is back from Afghanistan!  Welcome home Sargent Young!
Audy's return

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