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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I am thinking...

The guns-in-school debate is going to rage on for a while. But with shootings in schools, churches and movie theaters, I think it just makes sense to think self-defensively, especially when we are in areas that do not allow firearms. 

Here are a few excellent articles I found on the topic of what to do in an active shooter situation. 
How to Escape and Survive
What to Do When There's an Active Shooter - from the New York Times

There are some good videos on Youtube too. 

I am thankful...

That my knee felt normal over the weekend. 

I am pondering...

One of my Favorite Things...
This kid!

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I am hearing...
I'm kinda watching and listening to Dark Shadows on Amazon Prime while I'm getting this post ready!

In the kitchen...
This honey/Garlic salmon was delicious!

I am wearing...
Black pants, black t-Shirt and gray hoodie.

I am going...

I am reading...

From the Learning Rooms...

Adobe Spark (20)

My Granddaughter is in the Five-in-a- Row curriculum at Co-op and we try to follow through on the days she is with me.

This week in Five-in-a-Row they will be reading


Children’s Choir at Oaks of Righteousness Co-Op and with the parish choir. 

The Writer's Jungle

The Writer's Jungle

Rosie is also taking a writing class online using the Once Upon a Time Saint series as the writing

We have a schedule!  Rosie writes her history paper every Monday based on what she has read in her history the week before. Also on Monday, she reads her assignment in Once Upon a Saint. Then on Tuesday she writes her assignment for that class and turns in her paper. Thursday is for revisions.

This semester she is also going to do drama, so we will start reading

Using Bravewriter Boomerang Digital Download to study this book!

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