Growing up, Godparenting and Easter

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Graduating, learning to drive, getting married, being promoted...for me, these are the marks of growing up and becoming a 'proper adult' and I have embraced all of these with childish excitement.

Recently I was asked by a 6-year-old if I would be her godmother. For me, yet another sign that I am an actual adult (when did that happen??) and yet, according to trusty Wikipedia, this one seems to carry way too much responsibility:

A godmother is a female godparent in the Christian tradition. Godmother may also refer to:
  • A female arranged to be legal guardian of a child if untimely demise is met by the parents
So I'm responsible for her if her parents die?? Yikes. However I am reassured by my many friends who are already godparents that what I should be focusing on is making sure I remember to send gifts on every conceivable occasion (no problem there as I'm sure high street store Clintons has a list) and never telling your godchild "No". (Also easy as I am not the child's mother and do not have to do daily battle regarding wardrobe choices.)

So this is all still unofficial but the child in question has recently shown interest in church and Christianity so I sent her the only Easter egg I could find that explains the religious tradition behind the celebrations.



I love the idea behind this egg -


It's hard to believe that, out of the whopping 80 million chocolate Easter Eggs sold each year, not one of them mentions Jesus on the box. Until now that is.

The Real Easter Egg is the first and only Fairtrade chocolate Easter Egg to explain the Christian understanding of Easter on the box. It also supports charity and development projects.


Sorry I'm posting this a bit late for this Easter but here's a list of where to buy them for next year!
http://meaningfulchocolate.try.churchedit.co.uk/locator/

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