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...

Bravewriter is focusing on juicy conversations this month.  With track starting up, Rosie and I have been having a lot of juicy conversations - about her physical growth and her running speed, about how much she has enjoyed reading and writing about the saints this year, and about what she wants to be when she grows up. Next year she will be in 8th grade. I know I have only 5 more years with her at home as my student and I want to treasure every one of them.  We're also talking about the play she is in and how much she is enjoying it. She's my first thespian and this is her second play. It's certainly new for me.

I am thankful...
For Mr. Pete and our family. He has a milestone birthday this week and it seems impossible to think that when we started dating he was only 17. I'm glad we took a chance with each other.

I should also mention that I'm thankful that he has the skills and the courage to tackle a project like our leaky roof!!

I am pondering...

I haven't had an episode of scintillating scotomata since last September.  Since then I have dropped a little more than five pounds by doing intermittent fasting. I wonder if there is a connection?  Last year at this time I went 16 weeks without having an episode. I've gone even longer now and I weigh less. I can't help but wonder if there is a connection.

Incidentally, Netflix has an autopsy that you can actually view. It's called Obese Autopsy: The Post Mortem. It's also available on Youtube. It's fascinating to see the effects of extra fat on the body, particularly the lungs, liver, and kidneys.

One of my Favorite Things...

Rosie running track practice

I am hearing...

In the kitchen...

I am wearing...
Gray sweat pants, purple long-sleeved workout shirt, and a gray hoodie. I wear the knee sleeve as needed.

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. She has another week to work on her St. Patrick theme though.

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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