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

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I am thinking...

Well, something kicked in for Rosie yesterday because she ran a season record yesterday - an entire minute faster than the season record she set back in September, and within striking distance of her personal record set last year in the 2-mile. She was very pleased. And her team came in 2nd in the state - it was a great day. 

I am thankful...
that Rosie now knows that she can be competitive even in her new body. The girl who actually won the meet came in at a blazing 12 minutes - and she has a body build like Rosie's. So it's possible. 

I am pondering...
why my kids always seem to have great performances when I'm not there! Rosie took that minute off her time in Columbus. I stayed home to teach Mr. Pete's PSR class and to attend the baptism of my grand niece. I'm going to have to ponder whether my presence is a help or a hindrance!

One of my Favorite Things...

Miss C. meets her new 2nd cousin. 
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In the kitchen...
I'm thinking this!  Turkey Pot Pie Soup

I am wearing...
Gray Hanes Sweat Pants and a thermal black shirt with my Halloween Sweater

I am going...
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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 Bonnie Rose


Saxon Algebra 1
Apologia Physical Science
Latin for Children
Spelling U See
Tolkien Class - we may be a little over our heads on this one. I don't think Rosie was quite ready for it, but it will push her. 
The mystery of History 

A Photo to share

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Baby A's first cousins once removed, 2nd cousin and a family friend at her baptism. 

A quote to share...