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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Outside My Window

I had fun finding my wedding dress and putting it on display for some photos that I needed for my Catholicmom.com post last week. That dress cost me about $200 back in 1979. I thought it was the most beautiful wedding gown I had ever seen in my life! I still think it's pretty,  but it's so plain!

I am thinking...
This supreme court justice sex scandal is so outrageous!

As the mother of four sons, it scares me that just an accusation of sexual misconduct is enough to ruin a man's life. It doesn't have to be proven. 

I also think that Judge Kavanaugh had the right to be in the same place as his accuser. This is still America, right? and why does her lawyer get to dictate terms to the Senate? 

I am thankful...
that I kept many of my diaries and calendars from years ago. This article sort of made me feel justified in doing so!

I am pondering...
this cross country season. It hasn't exactly gone as I had hoped for Rosie or for me. 

One of my Favorite Things...

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In the kitchen...
Meatloaf tomorrow.

I am wearing...

Actually a thermal shirt with long black yoga pants. 

I am going...
  • Walking, exercising, weight lifting and ab work as much as possible. I'm trying to make every walk a 3-mile walk in about an hour. 
  • 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.  
  • Working on the "lose the mummy tummy" goal. 
  • More flute practice in this week. 
  • Prepare my labs for Wednesday for my science class. We will be working on barometric pressure. 
  • Give my editor more information for my book proposal. 
  • Going to Rosie's first confirmation session this week. I will be so glad to never have to fo to another sacramental preparation class again!
From the Learning Rooms...
Miss C.
Five In A Row

Preschool Books that I got during the Build Your Bundle Sale including 

Preschool Skills by Bonne Rose


A Photo to share

Cross Country 2018

A quote to share...