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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Noah is done with his school year as of yesterday. That means he is now officially a college junior! He has been on the Dean's lists three times, has run on an NCAA Division 2 cross country and sports team, sung in the elite Chamber Singers Choir, and been inducted into a national honor society for philosophy majors. Oh...and he is going to Rome in two weeks with the choir to perform. All in all, I think he has been pretty successful as a double major!

Izzy has been pretty successful as well. She works every day, saves her money, while she continues her art studies. She has quite a nice little nest egg starting and was even able to loan some money to her brother for his Rome trip.

soccer ball coming to Izzy

She's also playing her last eligible season of soccer this spring. Unbelievable - I can still remember driving her to her very first soccer practice and then going with my mom to drive her and Noah to baby soccer camp.

This weekend is Rosie's big extravaganza. Friday night she has track practice, Saturday afternoon she has a piano performance and her artwork is being displayed, Saturday night she has the dress rehearsal for her play, Pride and Prejudice, the musical, and then Sunday is the performance. It is going to be a whirlwind of activity. 

Rosie was my last baby. I had her when I was 46. I think all the time that if I didn't have her, I wouldn't be doing all of this running around. I can't imagine what I would do with my time that I would enjoy more!

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4. Rosie is well prepared for her performance. 


I am video recording a talk that will be part of 2018 Homeschool Moms Blog Conference. My talk is on  How to Get your Homeschooled High Schooler NCAA Ready. I'll have a PDF of the talk available probably next week, but my newsletter readers are going to get it before that, probably by Monday. If you're interested now, why not sign up?

I also designed a template and a checklist of how to write a letter to your confirmation candidate - and it's free. When you sign up for my e-mail list, the link comes directly in the welcome letter.  

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