Sunday, February 08, 2009

It's an Honor

There are five special little guys in my life. Five little ones that I think about and pray for everyday. The first three are my own kiddos, but I am also blessed to have two Godsons. One is my nephew Colin, and the other is the son of my dear friends, Joel. I guess God thought I would be extra good with boys. Or, extra bad with girls I guess. Whichever it is, I am so lucky to have these wonderful boys in my life.

Yesterday Joel turned two, and as I was driving home from his birthday party, I reflected on what an honor it is to be in Joel's life. In fact, I think it is the BIGGEST honor I have ever experienced. I was extremely honored to be present at Joel's birth. I think it means more to me, because although I think of Joel's mom Christi as a sister, we are not sisters by blood. And to be asked to be present at such an event when you are not a relative was a huge thing for me. A gift I will always treasure to have seen this spunky little guy make his entrance into the world.

And to be asked to be his Godmother? It was one of the most special days of my life. Not that being asked to be a Godparent is less special when you are part of the family, but it was immensely special to me to be chosen as Joel's, since I was not an aunt or an official member of the family. I was blown away, and have been thankful ever since.

Happy Birthday Joel, from the Dee who will always love you, and can't wait to see what you do in life. You are a gift to me, and I will treasure you always.


Christi said...

Good gravy, girl. You have me absolutely sobbing over here.

Its an absolute honor for us to have YOU in our life. I'm so glad that you could be there for Joel official birthday, his baptism birthday, and all the other regular days.

Thank you for being a one in a bazillion kind of friend!

Sharon - Mom Generations said...

Happy Birthday to Joel, too! You are a very, very beautiful person... and your sharing and caring extends now to each of us out here, too! What a gift it is to be asked to be a Godparent... that makes you not only "official"... but perfect!!

I'm thinking I must be good with boys, too... to have been sent 7 wonderful grandsons (all 6 and under) after my 2 darling granddaughters!! Wow-zer!! We're in some sort of club together!!

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