Being a Godparent

by Josée

It is always a special honour to be asked to be a godparent. As parents I know how carefully my husband and I considered who we would ask to be our children’s godparents when chose to have them baptized in the Catholic church. We wanted someone that would be there to support our children in their faith journey as well as support us in that journey as well. It was, and still is, important to us that our children’s godparents love their faith and share love and joy with our children. When someone asks us to be godparents we hold ourselves to our own standard. We want our godchildren to know God’s love through us and we want to support them in their journey however we can.

A couple weekends ago we became godparents to twins! A first for us! It was such an honour to take this special role in our friend’s lives and we are so happy that we celebrated their babies’ baptism with them. Now we boast six godchildren, each one a beautiful gift. I would love to get a picture of them all together, which might be a bit of a challenging when three live up north.

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Cindy September 25, 2014 - 2:47 pm

What a beautiful picture of you and jeremie with the twins! Did you knit Claire's shirt?

Julie September 25, 2014 - 7:42 pm

I agree that choosing Godparents is a very difficult task that should be made after much reflection; we took over 1 year to find ours!! I really wanted to make sure, like you, that the Godparents would be there in their Catholic journey but also in their personal journey.

Libbety September 26, 2014 - 1:21 pm

Thank you for posting this. Such an honor!

Alice McCrea September 27, 2014 - 4:28 am

Thank you for the beautiful photos, I will print some of them. I am godmother to your sister, and she is in my prayers often. May God bless and protect all Godparents.


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