I was just thinking about adoption, and more specifically, the adoptions that we've had in our family. Each adoption is a celebration with family and friends, but it's not just our immediate family that get official new titles like "mom," "brother," "sister," or "dad." People outside of the immediate family also get new titles when a child becomes an official part of our family.
The truth is that in our family, the title of "Godparent" is more of a way to honor someone and say that they're special to us. I was the only child who was actually baptized and given official Godparents in the eyes of the church. With everyone else, we've just made a big deal over who the Godparents are for each child, and seen special connections grow between child and Godparents. Like my mom's best friend and her husband, who are my sister's Godparents... my sister gets a kick out of hearing us say things like, "It's Father's Day, do you want to call your Godfather?"
Adoption days are really special for our immediate family, but they also mean a lot to extended family and friends. These days mean that a child is part of our forever family, and that there is one more Krigsman kid for everyone to love. Godparents are a special part of the family, and it's nice to see my parents take their time in choosing a Godfather and Godmother for each of my siblings when they become an official Krigsman.
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