Becoming Godparents…

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.


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6 Responses to Becoming Godparents…

  1. Penny Lane says:

    Sounds like Ellie is very lucky x

  2. Congrats guys! Being God parents is a big deal. For us, it just mean being involved and being a great support to the parents and the child. All the things you said are absolutely true. To guide them, to teach them, to love them, and to support them. You guys will make amazing God parents! And no religion needed for that…

  3. colormeanew says:

    Congrats! 🙂
    Question: were you raised religious or were you religious at some point? If so what happened?

    • I was christened as a child because it was the “done thing” when I was a baby. But no, never been religious. Went to church with the Brownies but was never interested enough to go of my own accord

  4. Abby Boid says:

    Lovely photos. We had a great day too! Perhaps its OK to be spiritual now and again, without the belief in the Spirit.

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