Finding Ninong (and Ninang)

I know, I know, I know! She’s only almost 3 months and I’m thinking about her dedication.

Well what can I do I have a lot of people on my mind who are more than qualified to be our firstborn’s Ninong and Ninang.

How is it easy for me to have a long list of godparents in my head?

Well, here is my list of qualifications:

Good looking
Has 10K followers in IG (minimum)
Rich in wisdom
Rich (period)
World-changer
Can sing and act well
Street smart
Bookish
Traveled the 7 continents
Athletic and the like

See, it’s so easy to look for godparents with these qualifications.

As we can see we can ask Kobe Bryant, Barrack Obama, Emma Stone, Kuya Kim, Kim Jong Un, Kanye West, Katy Perry and Pope Benedict.

Obviously I’m just kidding and this just a crazy idea and it’s never going to happen.

This might sound exaggerated but sometimes we first-time parents are so excited for our baby’s first and we want the best for them to the point that we are forgetting the real purpose of getting them what they should get — Godparents.

Google defines godparents like this:

In both religious and civil views, a godparent tends to be an individual chosen by the parents to take an interest in the child’s upbringing and personal development, and to take care of the child should anything happen to the parents.

I totally agree with this. But in a nutshell godparent for me is someone:

We know — since the beginning and they know us very well, someone who can give Lily good advice and wise enough to know what’s Lily’s parents’ preference. Not someone we just met 2 minutes ago.
We trust his/her walk with God –someone who has a solid relationship with God. Who we know can lead Lily to love Jesus more as she grows up.

I remember in one of our Child Dedication events in church wherein the pastor asked the Ninongs and Ninangs “Do you promise to be a good example how to live a Christian life to your inaanak?”

Ninang: Well, let’s see. I’m not sure (whispers) with shrugged shoulders.

Hooray. At least she’s honest.

Parents think before your very own reality search “Finding Ninong/Ninang” starts. Think again:

Ninongs are not only for Christmas and Birthdays

Ninongs are not there to fulfill your child’s dream of having their dream toy

Ninong’s are there as SECOND parents — I think clear naman to.

And lastly, it doesn’t have to be that much. Kahit 2 pairs lang ok lang (wink)

Ok lang kahit hinde ma hit ang quota mo sa mga pakimkim. (teeth)

For some of Lily’s Ninong and Ninang — you know who you are already. For some they are working on it. (Hi Ryan!).

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