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…

Michelle Duggar Suffers Miscarriage With 20th Child - The Hollywood Gossip

I'm so sorry to hear this. According to the article below, the Duggars are going to give their baby a name and have a funeral. I admire them for both of those things.

Michelle Duggar Suffers Miscarriage With 20th Child - The Hollywood Gossip

In 2002 I gave birth to our stillborn baby son. We also named him and gave him a burial in a Catholic cemetery. The whole experience changed my life and while it was very difficult and extremely sad, there were some life lessons and experiences that came out of it that blessed me and my family. I wish Michelle and Jim Bob the peace that surpasses all understanding as they bury their little baby before Christmas.