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


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Outside My Window

2018 Cross Country - Buckeye 009

I am thinking...
that of all the outpouring of affection for John McCain last week, perhaps the most appropriate was given by Lindsey Graham. This is how you do it. 

I am thankful...
for the Catholic Funeral Mass. In the mass, we avoid things like this. 

This is an example of a great homily/euology for a funeral. 

I am pondering...
the start of the school year and the busyness of fall and how much I dread and look forward to it at the same time. 

One of my Favorite Things...

Cross country!
Walsh Time Trial 2018

2018 Buckey meet - rosie

2018 Cross Country - Buckeye 007 char

In the kitchen...
I am coming up on 5 years of being grain free! It was challenging but I really don't miss it and it has been wonderful for my health. My eczema cleared up as did my colitis, my blood sugar dropped and I lost 30 pounds. 

Further research has shown me that I also need to limit my sugar intake, which I have also been doing as well as practicing intermittent fasting. 

But with fall holidays and celebrations coming up, I do want to be able to make some desserts that are better for my family and keep me on my diet. Looking ahead, I am planning on making some of    these deserts 

healthy dessert recipes collage

I am particularly interested in the Carrot Cake Cupcakes.   It would be kind of nice to pop these in the lunch boxes on co-op day!

I am wearing...

Shorts and a workout top. I got in 2 1/2 miles this morning. I hope to make it up to 3 miles before the end of the week. 

I am going...
From the Learning Rooms...
Miss C.
Five In A Row

This week we have to start co-op, so we will start Physical Science first. 

Noah is also back to school. He has been on the Dean's List all 4 semesters so far. This year he is only taking classes in his major, so he should be a pretty happy camper this semester. 

I am also preparing for this online course for 10 weeks this fall. 

 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!

A Photo to share
August 2015 041

A quote to share...
Pope Gregory I
St Gregory the Great
Father Lawrence Lew OP via Flickr, licensed CC