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A Penny For Your Thoughts - On Being a Godmother

These are my godsons, Eli and Aiden.  

To say I love them would not even begin to describe the way I feel about them.  


These boys are so special to me and they have an important place in my heart.  I want to help their parents protect them and show them unending love and support.  I want to make sure they never feel a moment of pain that is within my control.  I want to be around them all the time and I want them to know that I am always here for them. 

This is all hard when one of these tiny little gentlemen lives in Maryland and the other in Oregon and I live in California.  A long distance godmother is something I never knew I would be, but I am really enjoying the journey.  As they get older and understand where things are coming from I plan to send them notes, letters, gifts and reminders of what is important in life.  I want to get to Oregon to see Aiden again and squeeze those big cheeks while he is still so little, and his first birthday in November cannot come soon enough so he will be down here and in my arms.  I will see Eli in October and again at Christmastime and I can't wait to give him hugs and kisses.

One of these beautiful boys moms laughed when she found out I had another godson and asked if her little boy had a godbrother, to which I replied "I guess that's how it works!"  The idea of these two being brothers in the Lord warmed my heart so much because I love their parents so much that the idea was completely overwhelmingly amazing.  My family really is extended into these little boys and their parents.  They are a part of my heart and a part of my family.  These two being connected in this way made me feel like two of my worlds got tied together and I was so thrilled to imagine this little God family that was created through both of the couples honoring me with this responsibility.


Eli and Aiden,

I am here always.  I love you both so much and can't believe I have the privilege of being your godmother.  I encourage you to dream big and adventure your entire life.  I will even take you on adventures if you want!   I want to be an escape for you and someone you can turn to for advice.  I will always remember you at this age, innocent and so happy.  I will dance with you at your weddings and celebrate life alongside your families.  Never forget that you are dear to me.

Love you so much,

"Aunt" Ryan  


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