Monday, February 15, 2010

That's Love

Valentine's Day has me thinking about love and the people who love my children. Since this is Randy's blog, I thought I would post about a couple who are very important to him; his godparents.
When I had my daughter 16 years ago, I don't think I had a true understanding of the role of godparents. My daughters godparents love her dearly; but when I asked them, I only thought of the fact they would be a "special" auntie. But with Randy, I put a LOT of thought into it. I'm not sure if it was the difference between being a 20 something mom then and a 30 something mom now; or if it was the difference between having a healthy child at birth and a very sick child at birth. I know it was a big decision that I put a lot of thought into.

I considered a few people. I considered my brother and sister in law. They love him very much and I'm sure they would have been honored. I considered my girlfriend who is a single mom of one son. She is smart and takes her job as a parent very seriously. In the end I chose my brother and sister in law. Although the others had good qualities, his godparents have ALL the qualities: they love him, they are smart, they will put work into raising him (if need be), they are young, and they will be starting their own family soon.
Asking them was really emotional; they were newlyweds. And I really needed them to understand what a big commitment this is. I had Randy at 36. He has an "older" mom (and daddy is older than mommy). For most godparents their "commitment" ends at age 18; I'm not sure that this will be the case for Randy. I'm not sure if they will have to be responsible for him the rest of their lives. They understand this and are up for the challenge. Now that's love.


  1. I LOVE this post! It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. :0) I've thought recently about being an "older" mom...I was 21 when I began having children and these last two came so much later.
    I love that they love him so well!

  2. Thank you so much for this :). I'm teared up. We love being his Godparents and his Auntie and Uncle. He is very dear to our hearts and we love him soooo much. I wish we could come down every weekend to see him.