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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Outside My Window

Rosie navigating a fallen tree on Bear Creek!

I am thinking...

I am thankful...

Leckrone Reunion 2018

We had a smaller reunion this year, but we still had it!  Here is everyone that attended this year. Miss C was the youngest at age 4 and Aunt Dot is the reigning matriarch looking lovely at 99.

I am pondering...
how quickly that vacation went! All that planning and anticipation and then POOF!! it's a memory

One of my Favorite Things...

August 2018 131
Three of my favorite ladies playing at the playground on the shores of Lake Michigan

I am hearing...
the hum of the air conditioner.

In the kitchen...
The kids want to try shish kabobs tonight. We had them over vacation and it was great.

I am wearing...
Capri pants with paint stains all over them and a brown T-shirt because I am determined to get some painting done today.

I am going...
  • Walking, exercising, weight lifting and ab work as much as possible. I can walk 2 1/2 miles in about an hour but I think my knee is loosening up enough that I might be able to hit 3 before the end of summer and possibly 4 before the cold sets in. I still can't jump though.
  • The biggest projects I am working on right now include finishing the registration for our homeschool co-op which appears to be an ongoing job because we are now getting the last minute registrations. I have also taken over the treasurer position in our support group because our regular treasurer is sick. And we moved our support group to our own forum. 
  • add some additional novenas next year with the help of PrayMoreNovenas.com.
  • to cut my carbs via the Wheat Belly Total Health: The Ultimate Grain-Free Health and Weight-Loss Life Plan recommendations and Intermittent Fasting.  
  • Practicing the Bach Sonata for flute alone. 
  • Firming up my class for Physical Science in my co-op. I have to determine how much to charge for materials. 
  • Give my editor more information for my book proposal. 
  • Getting ready to coordinate one more wedding and then I am officially done for the year. 
  •  I will brush up on my high school record keeping skills since Rosie is now in 8th grade. This will be a good year to get all of that locked down because next year, it really starts to count! This free Webinar will be my first stop!

  •  I will be listening to lectures from the 2018 Homeschool Mom's Conference - with a particular interest in the Work From Home Track. I'm also taking a new affiliate marketing course from Pajama Affiliates and auditing a teacher's writing class. 

From the Learning Rooms...


10 Week Shakespeare course that I bought during the Build-Your-Bundle Sale!  She will be spending 5 hours a week doing:

    Keep track of how much time is spent on each activity (reading, watching, writing, etc.) with the Log Sheet.
    We went to Oberlin to see a real live Shakespearean play performed professionally - and it was free! The play was three hours long but the time flew by. I am convinced that one of the secrets to a successful production is a simple set!

    I'm going to be reviewing this course in a few weeks. 

    We are particularly enjoying this book 

    I am also preparing for this online course for 10 weeks this fall. Ana is uniquely qualified to teach this course. She lived in Jerusalem for 5 years. She studied at the Hebrew University for two years and graduated from the Isreal College of the Bible with a Bachelors of Arts in Bible and Judaic Studies. 

    The course covers 
    - The Alef-Bet (Hebrew alphabet)
    - Numbers
    - Colors
    - Shapes
    - Greetings
    - Basic vocabulary
    - Biblical vocabulary
    - Hebrew songs

    In only 10 weeks students will be able to read, write and speak Hebrew for beginners and have basic conversations.

     I am going to be having Miss C. five days a week this fall to homeschool along with Rosie. I really want us to get more into a  Bravewriter Lifestyle, particularly movie day and tea time! I found a lovely tea set for me and Rosie to use and I want to find a few more cups for Miss C. (just in case she accidentally breaks one.)

    Rosie has become a prolific writer by following a Bravewriter philosophy and I want to pass that on to Miss C who also writes prolifically, although only she knows what she is writing!

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    Leckrone Reunion 2018

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