While we were back in Idaho, one of the most important things that needed to be done was our Godson’s baptism.
My oldest sister had her second son, Thomas, May 18th and they scheduled his baptism into the Roman Catholic Church until we were home. Being the Godparents, our presence was basically mandatory. Plus, we were so excited and honored with being named his Godparents, that it meant a lot to us to start our this position by being present.
Father Ben -who also married us last year- performed the ceremony. He is a great priest; casual, personable, and makes everyone feel very comfortable with his jovial and light hearted nature. It was a private service in the back of our beautiful cathedral by the Baptismal font (bet you didn’t see that one coming). Four generations gathered around as little Thomas was brought into the church.
His awesome big brother, Teddy, even participated by saying “BOO!” during all the quiet, important parts.
Afterwards we had a BBQ at my parent’s new almost-completed house, with swimming and good eats until the boys started to melt down and had to go home.
It is so exciting to be Godparents. First of all, Jimmy had to hold a baby for the first time before it is our own. And I am happy to say that he did quite well! Secondly, we get to be a part of his life forever, giving us even more cause to be there for all his big events and growth. We really plan to be there for him as best we can. At the very least, he can look back at his Baptismal pictures and say “Cool pants, Uncle Jimmy!”