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…

Simple Woman


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I am thinking...
that we're almost free falling into summer now! My performance is done, Rosie's play is over, Noah is done with school and only a few more weeks of soccer and track! It's gonna feel weird.

But we still have about 15 more math lessons to get through and there are a lot of outside things that need to happen, so maybe I shouldn't get ahead of myself.

I am thankful...
that Rosie got a chance to do so many amazing things over the weekend!

At the library, she was in an art show,
Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice
She got to perform her piano pieces,

and then she was in a play.
Pride and Prejudice

Such wonderful opportunities for my little girl.

Izzy made the poster for the play and then helped as stage crew. I'm grateful she got that experience as well.

I am pondering...

Homeschooling has been around now for 30+ years. Yet there still seems to be a lot of misconceptions about homeschoolers in the general public. My adult sons run into this a lot. They're amazed that they can function in public, that they actually read books and own cars and don't live with their parents. I'm just wondering what's the statute of limitations on this as more and more homeschool graduates enter adulthood?

One of my Favorite Things...
This 1970's cocktail dress dress!  We bought it at an estate sale a few years ago for Izzy. But Izzy never really liked it that much and it fits Rosie perfectly. She totally rocked it too.
Pride and Prejudice

I am hearing...


In the kitchen...
A couple of track meets this week -

I am wearing...

I am going...
  • Walking, exercising, weight lifting and ab work as much as possible. I made it up all 108 steps at the McKinley Monument yesterday. Going down was a challenge but not too bad. 
  • add some additional novenas next year with the help of PrayMoreNovenas.com Mr. Pete started saying the Divine Office with me in the morning and we are going to keep it up even now that Lent is over. 
  • to cut my carbs via the Wheat Belly Total Health: The Ultimate Grain-Free Health and Weight-Loss Life Plan recommendations and Intermittent Fasting.  The longer I fast, the more it seems like work to actually eat!  I only do one or two meals a day now. 
  • Find something new to practice! 
  • Get Rosie to her track practices. 
  • Start researching everything I need to know before Noah goes to Rome next month. 
I am reading...

From the Learning Rooms...

Adobe Spark (20)

Charlotte is done with co-op for the year!   But they didn't get a chance to do this book last week, so I'm going to try to do it with her this week.


Reading and English list via Bravewriter 

She only has 13 more math lessons left!!
Studies in World History - James Stobaugh

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

Finished her writing class and got an A.
She also got an A in her Art History Course at co-op.

A Picture to Share...

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A quote to share...