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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Less than a mile from my destination I had to stop the van for another red light. I wanted to turn right, but I noted the right lane was blocked with orange construction barrels. Oncoming traffic was fast and steady. I just didn’t think I could make the turn, avoid the barrels and get up to speed in a safe manner before the oncoming cars overtook me! So I waited.
But apparently, the guy in the truck behind me saw things differently.


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