The Christening, and my first time as Godmother

I guess this week has been dominated by the Christening of my husband, friend and her two little boys. I was asked to be the boys Godmother and my husband their Godfather. However, we had to be christened ourselves to take this role and my hubby wasn’t, that’s why he was Christened at the same time.

I am a person of faith, but I’ve not attended church regularly since we moved house. Before I was a member of a church family for years and I always felt comfort in my faith and my other family. When you are part of a community church there is always someone to turn to.

I was overjoyed to be asked to be a Godmother to my friends boys, this is the first time anyone has asked me. The boys are aged 8 and 1 years and I met them when my Little Man was in the same class at school as the 8 year old. Both boys have moved from that school now but we’ve stayed in touch. 

I wanted to give them something for their special day but all the gifts seemed to be aimed at babies. So I made gifts myself.

I’m thinking now that I should have spent a little more time photographing them better! This is my first attempt at anything like this, but I did enjoy making them and they were well received. Their Mum even shared photos on Facebook of the little gift tags I’d made myself and attached to the wrapped frames.

The Christening.

The christening was held in St Nicolas Church which I’ve posted about before as it’s such a beautiful building. 

The service was really nice and my girls seemed to enjoy the hymns very much, singing at the top of their voices.

12th August 2018

The Meatless Carvery

After the service we all went to a local carvery which had been pre-booked. When we all arrived they told us that they were having a problem with the meat and didn’t have much on offer so would offer us a discount on our bill.

They were not wrong, there was a little gammon and some chicken breast on offer. They even bought out a tray of sausages. It was kind of funny, a carvery with no meat! We all managed to fill our plates with a little meat and loads of veggies. Boo was the clever one and ordered spaghetti bolognese! Then we all had desert and waited for the bill. Yes, the food had not been so good but the bill was £57 for 7 adults and 10 children. I guess we couldn’t complain.

My word of the week this week is Christening because it was such a wonderful event. In other news I have been washing and packing because on Friday we will be off on our long awaited holiday to Devon.

Debs Random Writings
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  1. August 14, 2018 / 12:38 pm

    I can’t actually remember the last time I went to a Christening, there was a period many years ago when I seemed to be invited to several a year, maybe it’s because I am old now #keepingitreal@_karendennis

  2. August 14, 2018 / 1:33 pm

    A wonderful event – congratulations on being a Godmother! Love your gifts – so thoughtful! #keepingitreal

  3. August 15, 2018 / 2:51 am

    Sounds lovely and the gifts you made look fab #keepingitreal

  4. August 15, 2018 / 11:54 am

    What a lovely occasion. Even the after celebration meal sounds good to remember, if not quite as planned. I love your gifts and so much more personal than off the shelf. Enjoy your holiday. #keepingitreal

  5. August 16, 2018 / 5:23 pm

    Hi Anne, it must be an honour to be asked to be God Parents to someone’s children. To me, it’s a sign of trust and respect and not a role to be taken lightly. Your gifts are lovely and must have taken time and effort. A nice keepsake of the day for the children… Sounds like the carvery was a bit tight, but at least you all got fed and even veggies taste good coated in a nice meaty gravy (please tell me the gravy was good?)… Where are you going in Devon? Originally from Devon, I do get excited when I read someone is heading down ‘our way’. It really is a beautiful part of the world. Where ever it is, have a safe journey and a fantastic time!

    Thank you for stopping by and linking up with #keepingitreal.


  6. August 17, 2018 / 3:29 pm

    Those Christening gifts are lovely, such perfect keepsakes. I am glad you had a lovely day and though a meatless carvery isn’t what you’d expect!, that bill was very reasonable! Hope you all have a fabulous time in Devon x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  7. August 17, 2018 / 4:58 pm

    Aww! The Christining sounds lovely and the gifts you made are just perfect.
    hehehe! A carvery with no meat did make me chuckle. The meal was a fantastic price though.
    I hope you have a fab holiday x

  8. August 18, 2018 / 9:23 am

    How lovely being asked to be godparents, it’s a really special thing isn’t it. The gifts you made are so thoughtful, personalised gifts are always much better to receive than something generic I think. It sounds like the meal was a bit of a farce but fun non the less. Hope you have a nice weekend x

  9. August 19, 2018 / 10:30 am

    Anne those are gorgeous I bet you are thrilled with them? And you know what the food drama will be something that you will always remember and laugh at in time, I know because it happened at our wedding at the time we were devastated as the chef ran away with our money and left the venue to put on a children’s party buffet instead of a carvery, I decided not to get upset and let it ruin our day, but both our mums were in tears. It was such a shame and Karma has a way of working things out doesn’t it? But it didn’t affect us being happily married. 25 years next year! x

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