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