Sunday, July 31, 2005
First time Godparents
Yesterday I received an email from a first-time Godmother-to-be. Her friend had asked her to be Godmother and she didn't know what was expected of her. I answered all her questions (including what to do about a gift and the Christening Cake), and then turned the email into an article entitled Naming Ceremonies: Advice for First Time Godparents
Topics covered are the role of godparents, gifts, how to dress, and the question of cake. Basically, in a civil naming ceremony, the most important thing is to be authentic to yourself. There is no right and wrong beyond doing what comes from the heart and is authentic to you, to the child and to the family.
Til next time