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…

My Domestic Church Daily Clips 03/01/2010

  • Proving once more that God works in mysterious ways!

    tags: marriage

  • Kind of sobering!

    tags: finance, recession

  • I had Rosie at 46! My father lived to 93 and my great grandma made it to 98 -so maybe...

    tags: pregnancy

    • If you’re around age 40 and trying to get
      pregnant - take hope in the fact that women who have babies in
      their 40s have longer lives! The benefits of late motherhood are
      physical, social, and emotional.
    • According to the University of Utah, women how have babies
      naturally in the 40s or 50s tend to live longer than other women
      (it may be different for women coping with infertility and using in
      vitro fertilization or other solutions for infertility).

      “If women in your family give birth at older ages, you may well
      have a chance of living longer than you would otherwise,” says the
      study’s lead author, Ken Smith, a professor of family and consumer
      studies at the University of Utah. “If you have a female relative
      who had children after age 45, then there may be some genetic
      benefit in your family that will enhance your longevity.”

      Heredity - far more than environmental factors - plays a role in
      prolonged fertility and longer lifespans.

    • Having a baby after age 45?! This study shows
      that women who had “late fertility” - a birth at age 45 or older -
      were 14 to 17% less likely to die during any year after age 50 than
      women who did not deliver a child after age 40. Smith says
      scientists believe genes account for up to 25% of differences in

      Other studies found that late menopause also is associated with
      women having prolonged fertility and longevity. So the later your
      menopause is, the longer you may live! And the more chances you
      have to conceive a baby (especially important if you’re coping with
      unknown infertility, or are trying other ways to get pregnant).

  • Analysis of all the claims made at the Health Care Summit last week.

    tags: healthcare

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