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…

The Simple Woman


Outside My Window

Last weekend of soccer!

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I am thinking...
that I have really watched an unusual number of movies this spring!

So far, I have seen:

I Can Only Imagine watched it with Mr. Pete, the girls, and Noah on a Tuesday discount night. It was a tear jerker and very moving. I love a movie that affirms faith!

Chappaquiddick  Saw it with Mr. Pete. Ed Helms was in it. It is  interesting for us to watch movies based on events that we lived through as kids.

A Quiet Place - Saw a matinee with Izzy and Rosie - super scary!

Overboard - Watched with Mr. Pete. We had hours to kill while Rosie was at her formal dance and it was too far to drive home. This was the only movie with a 7:00 showing so we didn't have a lot of choices. It was actually pretty good and even Mr. Pete liked it. It wasn't as good as the original but I enjoyed it. 

Deadpool 2 - Izzy and Rosie went to a party 30 minutes away on Friday so we went to the movies. Again, this was the only one with a 7:00 showing. Mr. Pete really wanted to see it. It was irreverent and funny - definitely full of profanity and tons of movie references! Ryan Reynolds is great. 

I am thankful...
Noah arrived safely in Italy last week. It was a 10-hour flight. But he arrived safely and has been texting and messaging me at least once a day. 

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I am pondering...
how much wine Noah is going to drink in Italy? He texted me that he had the best meal of his life and drank three glasses of wine!  I'm wondering if the food was really that good or if the wine just made it taste better.  He's been in Assisi for a couple of days but is moving over to the campus in Rome as of yesterday. 

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One of my Favorite Things...

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A successful season for the newest soccer player and the ref!

A good track season for Rosie too!

I am hearing...

The girls playing video games

In the kitchen...
Hot spicy chicken for snack tonight!

I am wearing...
A red shirt I bought for Pentecost, black capris

I am going...

I am reading...
Designing Your Own Literature Based High School Courses.

From the Learning Rooms...


Using this free Printable. 

And also using this preschool curriculum from Catholic Icing


Done for a few weeks. I'm planning a little bit of summer enrichment though.

Rosie tested very well!

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A Picture to Share...

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Our last soccer game - and Izzy's last time with the league ever.

A quote to share...

Alexandra Bush, my goddaughter

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