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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Outside my window...

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I am thinking...

about Izzy's final Senior Dance and how beautiful she looked!

Long time readers might remember that we found Izzy's dress at a yard sale a few years ago. The original owner had worn it to George W. Bush's first inauguration ball but since she was a mom with four kids living in the midwest, she decided that she would let it go.  She was so happy to sell it to us and we were happy to get such a great deal. We purposely saved the dress for Izzy's senior year!

Then as the fates would have it, the powers that be decided that the formal dance should be a black and white ball!!  I was shocked and surprised. So I told the dance director my story and she graciously said that seniors could wear red to add a splash of color!  Both of the senior girls wore red and they looked great.

I am thankful...
for our homeschool community and all of the opportunities they have given our family.

I am pondering...
Calvin and Sarah came in for the weekend to be in a wedding. They will leave tomorrow but are not coming back again this year - and I feel a little heartbroken about that. We have such a busy summer ahead of us, but I hope we can get some time to visit them for a quick visit after they move into their new house.

I'm also thinking about my goddaughter who had her first baby on Mother's Day! It was an unplanned Cesarean but mother and baby are doing well.

One of my Favorite things

soccer, Gabe, daddy
Gabe reffed his last soccer games this weekend. He was also single-parenting.

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As the coaches and teams were congratulating each other, someone else congratulated the ref.

I am hearing...

In the kitchen...
Homemade hamburgers tonight before Calvin and Sarah leave. I am a little heartbroken.

I am wearing...
a thermal shirt - it's still in the 50s this morning!

I am going...

I am reading...

From the Learning Rooms...

    Adobe Spark


    Prairie Primer  - Social Studies and Science this semester!
    Saxon Math Grade 6
    Trail Guide to Bible Geography

    Children’s Choir at Oaks of Righteousness Co-Op

    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...

    “Oh, you mysterious girls, when you are fifty-two we shall find you out; you must come into the open then. If the mouth has fallen sourly yours the blame: all the meanness your youth concealed have been gathering in your face. But the pretty thoughts and sweet ways and dear, forgotten kindnesses linger there also, to bloom in your twilight like evening primroses.” 
    ― J.M. Barrie

    A picture to share...

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    Magic Cabin Birthday cakes, Cake Delivery, Bake Me A Wish


    1. Unfortunately, Dickens was right when he said, "Life is made up of meetings and partings. That is the way of it." Asking the Holy Spirit to comfort the mother's heart within you, my friend. So glad we don't travel alone.


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