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

Epiphany  door

The Epiphany Blessing on our door for 2019.

I am thinking...

how much I hate for Noah to go back to school today. Although he is a commuter college student, he will be gone 12 hours a day and I will really miss him. He has 3 more semesters to graduation and is still on the Dean's List. 

I am also thinking about how close Miss C. is to reading!!

I am thankful...
that my son Sam's business had a great first month!

I am pondering...
How busy the next few months will be. I am having a knee MRI this week and hopefully, that will tell me what I have to do to get my knee back all the way so that I can dance on it. Then I have to have a dental procedure the following week. I'll have a hard time playing my flute for a little bit after that. In between all of that, we are now in the physics part of Physical Science which is not my forte. I'll be working just about as hard as my students!

One of my Favorite Things...

I love this little book so much. I read it to all of my kids growing up and I can't find my copy! So I just ordered a new one. It's just a delightful way to teach your little kids the months of the year. 

In the kitchen...
Pea soup with a ham bone tonight!

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

I am going...
  • We are having such a mild winter!  I've been able to walk three or four days a week, about 2 miles in under 45 minutes because that's about all the time I get. Rosie is running about 4 or 5 miles and still getting back to the car before me! I am going to work on weight lifting and ab work as much as possible
  • PrayMoreNovenas.com  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.  This week is a very math heavy chapter so most of our class will be focused on that. If you want to see my Youtube Channel or syllabus for Physical Science sign up for my e-mail list.  
  • I am finally getting my knee MRI this week!
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


A Photo to share

Izzy art Winter 2016

A quote to share...
From the book, Chicken Soup with Rice. 


  1. Thanks for your lovely post! Mine is here: https://virginiaknowles.blogspot.com/2019/01/simple-womans-daybook-january-2019.html


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