|Welcoming you to Christianity, Aaliyah.|
Sunday, September 16, 2012
A Fourth Godchild
Freya, Geoffrey, Ania and just recently Aaliyah, my godchildren. It's almost Christmas, and I think an additional gift won't hurt that much. Since she won't still appreciate the gift I would be giving her, I am planning to give her parents something that can help them, like things they can use for her needs. It's their first so they'll be needing all the help they can get.
As a godparent, giving gift, though not a responsibility nor a necessity, is the easiest way in showing you're still there and keeping the bond alive. I had a lot of "ninongs and ninangs" (godparents), but I haven't known most of them, only those who cared to send me gifts on my birthday and "aguinaldo" on Christmas. I was actually looking forward to their gifts every year as a child and without me knowing it, they were already part of my memories. The gifts, didn't really matter what they were nor how much they cost, they were already even vague to my memory. What really matters was that simple act of kindness, that they remembered... so I remember them until now.
Well, don't get me wrong, it wasn't really a big deal to my other godparents or something. They have their own lives, decisions to make and places to go. Just not meant to be...
Aside from gift giving, more importantly, we must stand as a second parent to our godchildren. Giving them guidance to life in general and most especially, become an aid in strengthening their faith to our Lord. It's the responsibility that was given to us when we accepted our role. But just like any other responsibilities in life, it's still up to us if we commit to it. Yahweh bless.