Laura Yeager's religious essays, articles and prayers have appeared at Aleteia, Busted Halo, Guideposts, The Liguorian, Angels on Earth and Devozine. She teaches writing at Gotham Writers' Workshop and at Kent State University at Stark. She is also a cancer blogger at

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Confirming my son during the COVID-19 pandemic

Perspective: It had been a difficult trip to get to my son's confirmation ceremony. For a kid with autism and anxiety, the road was rockier than usual. When he was finally ready to be confirmed, COVID-19 complicated the situation.