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


Outside My Window

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Noah the good uncle and big brother, escorting his sister and niece trick or treating!

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I am thinking...

about how lucky we were that the end of the cross country season came before the very cold and wet weather kicked in!

I am thankful...
that I was able to step back into all of my musical roles without too much stress. 

I am pondering...
ways to continue to help my homeschooled daughter since she is such an independent learner!

One of my Favorite Things...


In the kitchen...

The pot pie paleo turkey soup last week was delicious!


I am wearing...
Gray Hanes Sweat Pants  and my Halloween Sweater 

I am going...
  • Walking, exercising, weight lifting and ab work as much as possible. I'll be transitioning back into basement workouts- which I am not looking forward to. I'm not sure what I can do with my knee yet. I see the doctor again on Thursday. 
  • PrayMoreNovenas.com but really trying to pray the rosary more this month. 
  • 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. I'll be documenting that more in a special e-mail list. If you'd like to follow the ups and downs of that, click here. 
  • More flute practice this week. 
  • Prepare my labs for Wednesday for my science class. I have 2 experiments this week. 
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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

Today she is 5!

A quote to share...
John Taylor Gatto is one of my heroes. He passed a way last week.

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