It’s been 8 years, since the day I have been asked to be a godmother of a friend’s second child, a newborn son. I was really honored and flattered, not only being the spiritual mother of a child but as well being part of a new family. Of course I said yes, even though I didn’t have the slightest idea what godparenting really means. Only thing I was confident about was my love for this child.
I was also excited to the whole pre-baptism arrangements. Taking care all the details…the child’s christening clothes, the Christening Witness Martirika and of course the cross, all memorable and part of my interconnection with this child. Above all, the cross was the most important element and a difficult choice, as it is a symbol of connection and trust established between me and my godchild that would follow him for the rest of his life.
My experience as a godmother is unique. There is something magic welcoming a new child in your life. Being a godparent means you will remain faithful and present to the child’s life in a consistent manner. No doubt God parents are often seen as active role models: responsible and reliable.
Baptism ceremony symbolizes the end of an old way of living, and a new start. It also indicates the start of a long-lasting family connection and the spiritual connection between the godparent and the godchild. It is a testimony to God and people that the baptized, by faith, will live a new life as an overcomer.