All of my children have been dedicated back to Our Lord and Savior. Having children Baptized is an important event in my family. When you’re blessed, you return your blessing back to God. It is expected by the time the children reach the age of 1 or shortly thereafter, no exceptions.
This is Xavier being blessed 7 years ago. He was a perfect angel during the ceremony.
My daughter, Xavier and his Godmother
My Son-In-Law and Zarriah on Christening Day
In the picture above, my daughter and Zarriah’s Godmother and Godfather, my nephew. My nephew is also Xavier’s Godfather. Zarriah was also a perfect little Angel.
My daughter was dedicated 35 years ago, so she understands the importance of the dedication. My best friend is her Godmother and is still a big part of her life. I am proud to say that my daughter and both of my grandchildren were dedicated in the same church, what a blessing.
Some people may wonder about the role of the Godparents. Some families may have different goals, but in my family the most important roles are:
- Spiritual Guidance
- Role Model
- Providing Security
I think it’s important that parents have assistance in their children’s upbringing, and the children know that they have someone that they can always turn to. Godparents are expected to attend birthday parties, graduations and other significant events in the children’s life. Most importantly, they accept the responsibility of raising the child if the parents are unable to fulfill that role.
Have your children/grandchildren been dedicated? What were you expectations of the God parents?