In the last two years, I have learned a lot about being a godmother. The moment I was blessed with being my niece's godmother, I didn't expect to have such a major impact on her life. I didn't think I'd be able to physically watch her grow and learn. I didn't think I'd have this ride with her.
Here's 9 things every godmother should want their goddaughter to know:
1. It's Okay To Come To Me Instead of Momma
Baby girl, I am here for you through thick and thin. I will always be there for you. Sometimes, we need someone from the outside looking in. I promise you, I will always be here to listen. Sometimes, we need our godmother's before our moms and that's okay.
2. You Are 'My Daughter'
Just because I have my own biological daughter, it does not mean you aren't just as important to me. I helped to raised you. I watched you take your first steps. I was there through it all (well except your birth, but that's okay). I will protect, love, and cherish you like I do my daughter. As far as I'm concerned, you are my daughter too.
3. Come To Me With Your Struggles
You can come to me with any and every problem. If it's something that will change your life, I will help you through that too.
4. Boy Problems Are OK
I will help you with whatever boy problems you have. I will teach you what I've learned over the years with your uncle. The best thing I can say to you now is boys suck and it's okay to cry over them.
5. I Will Be Your Fashionista Buddy
Your mom doesn't really know how to match your socks, so come to me. I will take you school shopping. I will teach you how to match your black sparkly pants, but not with the blue top that won't go with it.
Don't worry, honey, we will figure it out together.
6. I Will Be Your Best Friend
I will be your best friend. I'll give you all the candy and sugar you want. I'll send you home to mommy with such a sugar rush that she will send you back home with me. I will take you shopping and I will do everything and anything for you. I promise to even give you my last cookie...even if I wanted it.
7. I Will Be Your Other Mom
It's okay if you call me, mom. I'm sure your mom and I can share that role. However, there will always be your mom that brought you into this world. I will fight for you, protect you, and criticize you. I will be your biggest supporter. I will do whatever you need me to do to get you somewhere. I will never tell you you can't do it, because I know, you can do it.
8. Even If We Are Miles Apart, They Won't Separate Us
I will come to you whenever you need me. I will make time for you. We can have just you and me days. I will always answer your bedtime calls. I will always answer you when you call me at work. I will come to you. You are my daughter too and I promise miles will not change that.
9. I Will Be The "Fun" Aunt
I will be the fun aunt. Every now and again...anyway. I will try to make sure that we always have fun together. Whether it's pulling you on blankets across our living room floor or just making a cake together. I will try to be the fun aunt. But, you do need discipline.
I will teach you, learn from you, and be with you through everything. Your mom gave me the honor of being your mom too. I am so thankful.
You are my light and my sunshine. You are my smalls. You are my daughter. I will teach you things that mommy might not be able to. I will learn from mommy too, because this ride is tough. I will make days with just you and I. I will help you through it all. For you are my goddaughter and I am your godmother.