Five years ago, I became a Godmother to a beautiful little girl. I was deeply honored to be asked, and was excited to play this role in Lydia's life.
I knew that I would be intentional in praying for her, being present in her life, and coming alongside her parents in teaching her about our faith. But as her first birthday drew near, I also knew that I wanted to celebrate her Baptism with her every year. Just like we celebrated the day that she entered the world, we also could celebrate the day that she was washed free of original sin and welcomed into God's family.
So each year, I give Lydia three pearls, one each for the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. One day she will have enough pearls to have a necklace or Rosary made.
This year, we came to my apartment for a craft day that also included going out to lunch and a walk to the park. We first made this pretty bag for her to use. The owl is her handprint, and she traced the bigger letters and wrote her own name at the bottom. She really liked using the glitter paint, but the tubes were a bit hard for her to squeeze with her little hands. A preschool teacher I am not.
Step One: tear up lots of tissue paper.
If you have the blessing of being a Godparent, I hope you find a special way to celebrate with your Godchild that is unique to them and lets them know how much you and God love them!