Today Amy and I became Godparents to our friend’s six month old little girl, Ellie Rose. We had a lovely day and I wanted to share some pictures here, but before I do I have things to say!
I find it an absolute honour that our friends chose us to play this important role in their daughter’s life. Neither Amy nor I are religious people. I did agonise over whether I thought it was hypocritical to become a godmother when one does not believe in God, however, I came to the conclusion that the most important part of the equation was Amy and my relationship with our friends and their wonderful family. No, I don’t believe in God. However those vows made to that little girl will be held close to my heart.
I will teach her.
I will look after her.
I will be a support to her in her times of need.
I can do all of those things without believing in God. I can do all of those things just by being a good person. I think all people live by the basics of the bible – “thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal etc etc” and I think a moral ground is so much more important than necessarily belief in a God. What’s important to me is that, along with her parents and family, Amy and I can help her to achieve what she wants to in life and have some fun along the way!
We had a lovely day. The service was lovely and we had a great buffet reception afterwards at a nearby watering hole. Amy’s afternoon entailed mostly adult conversation and drinks. My afternoon entailed mostly running around with Maisie (Ellie’s big sister) and her kid pals. I have never pushed swings quite so many times in my life! I wouldn’t change it for the world, though, and it makes me look forward to Amy and I having our own child.
Anyhow, without further blabbering from me, here’s some of the pictures from today.