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I've never been a God Mother before... My Godson just turned 4 months and 7 days today! i'm not counting of course : )


But is there anything that I am suppose to do?


I took him to his first baseball game, going to take him to his first football game... I'm going to try to be there as much as possible.


I never thought I could love anyone more then I love my dog ( and I'm being serious- ask my momma me and my dog are team awesome)


Anyways I just wondering if any of you have some suggestions or know what a Godmother is suppose to do...


( and if you suggest find a Godfather I will send a Zombie after you )


xoxo


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Just be around for him.  Having someone positive in your life is great.  You'll do a great job.   Hey baseball games already.   Two thumbs up....

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Thanks!! Yep this kid is already growing up on plenty of Baseball, Football, UFC and whatever else me and his dad can find. But his Momma and me dress him up real nice. I got him a an outfit that looks like the old skool batman outfit- it's pretty awesome!! haha

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  Well, I was gonna suggest that you find a Godfather, but since you're obviously expressing a negative attitude about it, I won't suggest it.    I will tell you this ... when my first son was born, I was concerned about having the ability to be a good father to him. Not ever meeting my father, I had nothing to compare my lessons and experience to as to "how" a father was supposed to be. I worried that I wouldn't be a father the way a father should be ... but, a year after he was born, I realized that the best way for me to be a good father was just simply not to try to be one to begin with. Don't seek expectations as to how to be a good "parent" or "God parent" ... just "be" a God parent without trying to be one. You'll be amazed as how natural your experience will be as time goes on. And from what I read from your post, it appears as if you're already on the right track with answering your own question ... love is one of the best guides for you!


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NO GODFATHER- not for awhile at least.


Thanks Talon... I just wondering- am I doing a good job? Will he even like me when grows up?? Oh man... ti's nerve racking!!

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You know a Godfather doesn't have to be someone you're dating/married to. It can be a friend of the father.

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True....

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NO GODFATHER- not for awhile at least.


Thanks Talon... I just wondering- am I doing a good job? Will he even like me when grows up?? Oh man... ti's nerve racking!!



Sounds like you are doing a great job! :-)


Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.- C.S. Lewis

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 you can be a single Godmother   But typically the term Godparent was a term used in Christian religions to help school the child about Christian beliefs and ensure they have a good grasp of God and faith in him...


Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today’s world do not have.

Ronald Reagan

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LeahC says ...



 you can be a single Godmother   But typically the term Godparent was a term used in Christian religions to help school the child about Christian beliefs and ensure they have a good grasp of God and faith in him...



 


You just got WIKIPEDIAD!

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LeahC says ...



 you can be a single Godmother   But typically the term Godparent was a term used in Christian religions to help school the child about Christian beliefs and ensure they have a good grasp of God and faith in him...



 


You just got WIKIPEDIAD!



That is not a term I have heard before. I am going to be using that. Thanks! hahaha


Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.- C.S. Lewis

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ernswat says ...



NO GODFATHER- not for awhile at least.


Thanks Talon... I just wondering- am I doing a good job? Will he even like me when grows up?? Oh man... ti's nerve racking!!



He'll like you ... and you probably won't even be able to get rid of him as he ages ... even if you wanted to! 


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And it should be "My Godson and I"

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BSL1123 says ...



And it should be "My Godson and I"



LOL!!!


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Yes BSl- but the latter sounds much cuter

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Start training him for the Zombie apocalypse now!!!!


Do it before it's too late.

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Yes BSl- but the latter sounds much cuter

You mean Former. The way I said it, the proper way, would be the latter since it was said last. The Former, the Improper way, is the way you said it initially..

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BSL1123 says ...



ernswat says ...


Yes BSl- but the latter sounds much cuter

You mean Former. The way I said it, the proper way, would be the latter since it was said last. The Former, the Improper way, is the way you said it initially..



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Thanks BSL!!
I meant the former- you are correct.

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 you can be a single Godmother   But typically the term Godparent was a term used in Christian religions to help school the child about Christian beliefs and ensure they have a good grasp of God and faith in him...



I agree with this part completely. . . .however, a Godparent can also be the person that picks up the slack if the parents fall short of their responsibilities.  With some families, if the parents are injured (or worse) to the point of being unable to care for their children, the Godparents are the ones (agreed to beforehand with the parents) that take over the parenting.


Other things that can be injected into the relationship are the things that the parents are unable (or unwilling) to do with their children.  Example:  Parents can't (or don't) hunt, but want the child to have that experience (at an appropriate time) so they ask the Godparent to take the child hunting (assuming the Godparent hunts).


Godparenting can be what you (and the parents) want it to be.  Make it your own and have fun injecting some of your values (preferably the positive ones) into the relationship with the child.


I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I expect the same from them.

John Bernard Books, from "The Shootist"

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Yes I agree with that as well... Jimmy rude I wikipedia nothing... sucka


 


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LeahC says ...



 you can be a single Godmother   But typically the term Godparent was a term used in Christian religions to help school the child about Christian beliefs and ensure they have a good grasp of God and faith in him...



I agree with this part completely. . . .however, a Godparent can also be the person that picks up the slack if the parents fall short of their responsibilities.  With some families, if the parents are injured (or worse) to the point of being unable to care for their children, the Godparents are the ones (agreed to beforehand with the parents) that take over the parenting.


Other things that can be injected into the relationship are the things that the parents are unable (or unwilling) to do with their children.  Example:  Parents can't (or don't) hunt, but want the child to have that experience (at an appropriate time) so they ask the Godparent to take the child hunting (assuming the Godparent hunts).


Godparenting can be what you (and the parents) want it to be.  Make it your own and have fun injecting some of your values (preferably the positive ones) into the relationship with the child.



Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today’s world do not have.

Ronald Reagan

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RacheSmith says ...



Jimmyshnuka says ...



LeahC says ...



 you can be a single Godmother   But typically the term Godparent was a term used in Christian religions to help school the child about Christian beliefs and ensure they have a good grasp of God and faith in him...



 


You just got WIKIPEDIAD!



That is not a term I have heard before. I am going to be using that. Thanks! hahaha



 


Just made it up haha, it's what I'm here for