As a Chicago based wedding planner, I often spend my days prepping for clients and making sure that they are the highlight on their special day. This past weekend, I had the privilege and honor to support as Godmother, one of my dearest friends in the baptism of her second child, Xavier James. It was a special feeling knowing that someone on the planet chose me to help love, support and care for their child. This is a responsibility that I do not take lightly. Now, since we live about 400 miles apart, I will have to do much of this loving from afar, but I want Xavier to know that I am there for him. If he ever has questions or concerns and he doesn’t want to talk to Mom and Dad, I am available. I am an unbiased, third party that will always put his best interests at heart but someone that he won’t feel he will “get in trouble with”. I am the fun, gift giving Godmother who will spoil him rotten and sometimes (sorry, I’m not sorry, Kim) give him way too much sugar and send him home.
Ironically, this is not the first mom who has gifted me this special title. My other dear friend Mia, had selected this title for me a little over 5 years ago. Clark Joesph, was in my opinion, the first baby to not scream when I held him and actually be excited when I came through the front door. I will always love this kid for that warm welcome. He is the first kid to make me not hate all children and actually think they are not so scary…but sometimes they really are. 😉
I love these little guys as if they were my own…but they are not…so I will just spoil them. Please enjoy this rare opportunity for me to be in the photos, instead of behind the scenes planning the party.