19 July 2010

On Godparents

After an arduous process, we decided to ask Elder to be the Godmother of Frodo.  A large part of this process involved eliminating everyone else, or to be more accurate, everyone else eliminating themselves as potential candidates.   It was a rather sobering process.

In our attempts to teach Elder what it means to be a Godmother we turned to the internet for some pithy wit and wisdom.  Among other things we found- on a Catholic site, no less- the following pearl of wisdom:  "Being a Godparent means buying extra gifts at Christmas and Easter."


Patience said...

Wow that is so interesting as my oldest ds is the Godfather of my youngest dd. Like you; elimination process.

Teresa B. said...

We are in the process of trying to find someone for my son's confirmation.
We found out that - though confirmation is in May of next year - we need to sign him up for the program including the name of the Confirmation sponsor.

Vox Cantoris said...

After he died I found out that my godfather was a Freemason--my inheritance was his Shriner's Fez (long since disposed of in the trash).

All those years and my mother thought he was Catholic. Turned out he was a Presbyterian as well as a member of the Masonic Lodge.

dim bulb said...

Godparents buy you gifts? Man, I was shafted my first day. I was born with the umbilical cord wrapped around my neck and the doctor had trouble getting me to breathe, so my mom had me baptized right then and their.

Hmm, maybe that lack of air explains some things.

dim bulb said...

"...then and their." I need some air.

Patience said...

I'm sure there's some outstanding Godparents out there both spiritually and giftwise. I've heard of GP's who babysit, take kids on outings etc. But I don't think it's the norm.
There were times when Catholic and breathing was all I could hope for and that's through 4 kids.