Beatrice’s Christening

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My intention was to write a post announcing Beatrice’s Christening ages ago, when we chose the Godparents, which happened back in May, just after she was born. But life was busy, I wanted the post to be special, I kept postponing it and it will come now, with photos of Bea’s special day.

It is a hard task to choose your daughter’s Godparents. There are several things to consider. Firstly, they need to be people close to the family. Secondly, you need to trust they will be good guides to your daughter. Some people think that Godparents are people that will look after your child when you die. It could be, but their “job” is not to replace you as a parent, but to provide your child with spiritual guidance throughout their lives. It’s a lot of responsibility, if you ask me, especially in those times where the world seems so messed up.

So only natural that the chosen ones are our best friends in the UK, country we chose to call home and where our daughters were born. Lelei & James, thank you for accepting the task of being Bea’s Godparents and for being there for the whole family. 😉

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Beatrice was baptised in the Anglican Church. I found the ritual very similar to the Catholic one, maybe slightly simpler. One of the major differences is the number of Godparents a child can have. The usual is two Godmothers and one Godfather if the child is a girl, and two Godfathers and one Godmother if the child is a boy. But it can be less (no less than a couple, I think) or even more than 3.

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Here are some pictures of our lovely Sunday. (I swear her hair was alright before we left the house)

Beatrice with grandma and grandpa

Beatrice with grandma and grandpa

Laura, Lelei and James - Bea's Godparents

Laura, Lelei and James – Bea’s Godparents

Laura eating an apple while waiting

Laura eating an apple while waiting

After the service

After the service

Baby Bea sleeping in Dinda's arms

Baby Bea sleeping in Dinda’s arms

"Compadres e comadres" or the parents and godparents

“Compadres e comadres” or the parents and godparents

Mr. C, Grandma, Bea, Me, Grandpa

Mr. C, Grandma, Bea, Me, Grandpa

Dindos/Godparents/Friends

Dindos/Godparents/Friends

Daddy squeezing Bea

Daddy squeezing Bea

Having a meal after the Baptism

Having a meal after the Baptism

The cake, provided by Dinda Lelei & Dindo James

The cake, provided by Dinda Lelei & Dindo James

Friends & compadres

Friends & compadres

Should we kill the cake? (It was yummy by the way)

Should we kill the cake? (It was yummy by the way)

The gift she got from the church community

The gift she got from the church community

At home, playing with the hat (that mummy forgot at home)

At home, playing with the hat (that mummy forgot at home)

Watching football

Watching football

Watching Chelsea play

Watching Chelsea play

I love my hands so much that I want to eat them both

I love my hands so much that I want to eat them both

Bea and daddy

Bea and daddy

Bea and daddy II

Bea and daddy II

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Gift and card from the Godparents, pair of shoes and the certificate

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4 responses »

  1. Comadre! Sou eu quem agradeço essa honra. Foi um dos melhores presentes de aniversário que já ganhei. Foi um dia emocionante, Padrinho ficou todo orgulhoso voltando pra casa.
    Como te falei hoje, suas meninas são como sobrinhas pra mim, e agora o vínculo é ainda maior.

    Você também é my best friend aqui em UK, e vc sabe o quanto amamos vocês! ❤

    Mas chega de melo melo que sei que vcs não são disso, gostei de ver pequena Bea já no caminho certo e sendo o talismã na vitória de 2 a 0 do Chelsky!

    Depois, eventualmente terá post da comadre no blog dela também 😉

    Beijos querida

    • Ah! Dá pra fazer engrave na caixinha, mas não sabia se vocês iam querer deixar só pra Beatrice ou usar pra Laura também, então depois vocês devolvem pra gente mandar fazer tá?

  2. Aaaah Chris! Que bacana!!! Poxa, desculpa não poder ter ido, mas a gente foi ver meu sobrinho no domingo…
    E olha, você tá gatona nas fotos, viu?? Fiu fiu! 🙂 E as meninas, óbvio, umas lindas e queridas 🙂

    Beijos!

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