“If I could give you on thing in life, I would give you the ability to see yourself through my eyes, only then would you realize how special you are to me”
Growing up, I had Godparents. My Godparents are friends of my mom, and they are people who constantly show support to me, no matter what the situation. I remember as a child always going to their house and playing with my God siblings. My Godparents helped me grow closer to God, and for the longest time I could not wait to become a Godmother one day.
In 10th grade, one of my best friends had a baby, I was so excited because I love children, and I could not wait to be a part of her life. I remember meeting Adeline when she was just 4 weeks old, and I visited often as she grew up. I fell in love with her. When she turned 1, her mom was ready to get her baptized. I remember sitting in my car in the parking lot at Westshore Mall after taking Adeline to see a movie, and my friend called me and told me that Adeline was going to be baptized soon. I was very excited but I found out that the Baptism was going to take place the first weekend after I move away for school. I told her that, and she said “Taylor, you have to be there, I want you to be Adeline’s Godmother.” I was so excited, and just filled with joy, after being told she wanted me to be her daughters Godmother. I happily agreed, and made arrangements to be home for the Baptism. The Baptism was beautiful, and I was happy to accept the responsiblity of walking besides Adeline, and helping her in her relationship with Jesus.
Adeline is two and a half now, and I have loved every part of being her Godmother. Being in college, makes it hard to see her as often as I want, but whenever I am home I always make it a point to try to see her. She is growing up so fast and I don’t want to miss any of it. Thankfully, facetime is a thing, so whenever I am missing her in school facetime is always there to my rescue. Just hearing little parts of her day on the phone make me smile. I am so proud of the little girl she is growing up to be.
Being a Godmother has changed my life in so many ways. When I became a Godmother I soon learned what it was like to love someone unconditionally, and care for someone like they are my own. I have been challenged to grow in my own faith, in order to teach Adeline, and help her walk in the ways of the Lord. I truly love Adeline like she is my own whenever I get the chance to be with her I am so happy, and feel so loved by her. Watching her get so excited to see me walking into the restaurant from my car, or today walking into the aquarium to see her warms by heart. There is no better feeling than seeing this little girl running over to me with a huge smile on her face, and jumping into my arms. I am thankful for the special bond that I will always share with my Goddaughter.
I did not know that I would be a Godmother by the age of 18 but I am so thrilled and blessed beyond belief that I get to continue to take on this role and share my experiences, and love with this darling little girl.
“She is far more precious than jewels” Proverbs 31:10
Have a great weekend,