do you guys think i should say yes? So much so sometimes, they scare us. Most godparents take an active role in all aspects of the kid’s life. Choosing a godparent is so important, it deserves a proposal of its own. Don’t forget that saying yes is just the beginning of the story. However i do hope your comments re christenings being 'pathetic' are influenced by your clear dislike of the oarents. By saying yes, we often need to say no to others. Here are nine reasons to say yes to opportunity in your life: It may be uncomfortable. so i'm 18 and my sister wants me to be the godmother of my two nephews and i love them so much but i dont know like i want to say yes but i feel like its a big responsability and im just 18 ( i dont even have a job to buy them presents whenever i want just because im their aunt. Mary said YES when the angel told her she would carry God’s son, Jesus. I am so lucky to have a Godparent/s like you. Daniel said YES when God told him not to bow down and worship other idols. Godparents are literally just there to say "yes" about the nonsense of ensuring the kid gets religious training. David said YES when God asked him to fight the giant Goliath with only a slingshot and a few stones. Jane Butcher & Martyn Payne. “For many, this role has expanded to become more of a co-parent,” Bos says. But also rewarding and life-changing, right? A godparent can provide a significant relationship of … Here are a few creative ways to ask if your nearest and dearest to help you through your parenting journey. It is an honor to be given this role and requires a positive bond with the parents too. It's about having the courage and conviction to do the things we know we really want to do. I'm going to be a dick and say you should suck it up and do it. I want you to know how lucky I feel to have Godparents like you, When i think of you, i thank the lord above, that i have you as my godparents as godparents are chosen with love. In addition to being a mother of five, I have four other godchildren and take the role seriously: I acknowledge all of their baptismal anniversaries, … Thank you for being part of my special day and I am so glad you will be walking beside me to love and to guide me. I'm a hardcore atheist and I let my wife get our kids baptized. Growing faith at home. In looking at Samuel and all of the others listed from the Bible, we can conclude three things about saying yes to God: It may be difficult. “It can be tough raising children, and it can be tough being a child. “Being a godparent means that you are undertaking a lifelong commitment to doing what you can … to try to help the child grow into a good, strong, mature Catholic faith,” he explained. This is why godparents are often a relative or close friend of the family. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE SAY YES TO GOD. It may be unpopular. Unless you are a hardcore atheist, I'd do it. According to Patrick Madrid, godparents make an implicit promise provide spiritual support, assistance, and be a role model of faith. Make sure you prioritize and respect this special relationship. Being a godparent is not only a commitment to a child, but also to the entire family. Esther said YES when Mordecai told her to go to the king to save her people. Yanbu to say no, and if you don't want to be a godparent it would be unreasonable to say yes . We had my daughter christened this past Sunday. This is not about being a "yes person" or feeling pressured to do things we don't want to do. 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