Today Gil and I were given the great honour of becoming godparents to just about the sweetest little baby boy to ever grace our lives.
I promise that I will do my best to help you become the best you that you can possibly be. I promise to listen to you when you talk to me. I promise to help you not to grow up too fast and enjoy the many blessings of childhood.We are going to stop and smell the flowers a lot. I promise to cover my fridge in your art. I promise to try really hard to make it to all those special moments you will have, birthday parties, school concerts, sports games or boy scout parades. I promise to try and teach you that time is a more precious gift than things. I promise you and your parents that I will respect their authority. Their rules and methods come first because that is what is best for you and for everyone. I promise to try and be a role model for you about how to be a good person, how to live with integrity and how to be true to yourself. I promise to teach you values that I feel every good human being should have, respect, cooperation, understanding, forgiveness, courtesy, responsibility, loyalty, self-control, and open-mindedness. I promise to teach you knock knock jokes and read you Dr. Seuss. I promise that when we are spending time together I will put my phone/computer away and give you my full attention. I am going to leave math and science to your godfather. Because I am your GODmother I am promise to try and answer any questions you have about religion, the mystical, the divine as honestly, respectfully and thoughtfully as possible. I won’t always have the answers but I will never feed you a line or pass the buck.
I am really looking forward to all the adventures that we will have in the years to come, to all the happy memories we will make with your Mom, Dad, big sister and all your uncles, aunt and cousin. I am deeply gratified that your parents thought enough of me and my awesome husband to make us such a special part of your life.