Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The perfect role model

I was visiting my best friend Genevieve at the weekend. Her daughter (and my god daughter) came up to me and asked
"Would you be my sponsor for my Confirmation?"
I was absolutely delighted and honoured to be asked and agreed immediately.

I have never been a sponsor before, but I know what is involved as I have taught Confirmation class for the past number of years. There is a lot of thought that goes into choosing a sponsor. I always recommend to the confirmants that they choose someone that they admire. I tell them that they are becoming teenagers and will face new challenges. They should talk these things over with their parents but if there is something that they are too embarrassed to discuss with their parents, then their sponsor should be someone they trust.
So I know what's expected of me.

I then had to answer some questions. One of them was
"Do you know why you were asked to be sponsor?"
Pretending I didn't know the background I replied
"No,why did you ask me?"
She thought for a moment and said.
"Well all the other girls are asking people who are young and trendy so I decided to ask you. You're great fun and.............Pause
"You wear great shoes!"

That's as good a reason as any I suppose. I better get shopping.


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  1. Obviously that young person will grow into an adult with a flair for dress sense and that you are already a Role Model for her :) !

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