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…

Homeschooling High School - More on Senior Pictures

Last month, I posted about shooting my own children's senior pictures.

Although I had some wonderful pictures from our first two photo shoots, I was really looking forward to getting her pictures right before the senior formal dance.

She did her own hair and makeup, and I grabbed the camera - I think the results were spectacular!

May 2017 176

May 2017 178

May 2017 182

May 2017 190

May 2017 201

I guess I would say to any parent wanting to take their own portraits - just go for it!! The more photos you take, they better they get and I think you might even get better shots sooner because your kids feel comfortable with you!

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