Reverb10: Wisdom

This post is part of the online initiative Reverb10. One prompt a day for each day of December. You can find all of my Reverb10 posts here .

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Prompt: Wisdom. What was the wisest decision you made this year, and how did it play out?

I don’t know if it was the wisest decision that I made this year, but I believe that it was one wise decision.

When my sister had her second baby in March, she wanted me to become my new nephew’s godmother. I already am Greta’s godmother and absolutely over the moon about it and when my sister asked if I would consider also becoming Tom’s godmother, I wanted to scream “yes, yes, yes, of course”.

Instead, I suggested that she’d consider to ask our cousin, Bastian, to become his godfather. Not because I didn’t want to become Tom’s godmother myself, but because I knew that Basti had expressed interest in becoming a godfather.

Basti is my Mom’s sister’s son. He was raised by a single mom and my parents helped my aunt a whole lot in raising him. He’s like a little brother to my sister and me and I thought it would be a really great opportunity to get him closer tied to the family by having him take on some responsibility towards my sister’s son.

My sister was a little skeptical at first. Basti is 19 years old. He’s a typical teenager with lots of interests and lots of friends. She wasn’t sure if he would take being a godfather seriously enough. But I argued, which 19-year old teenager would volunteer – almost beg – to become a godfather, if he wasn’t serious about the responsibility that comes with this? In the last couple of years, he’s become a sensitive and responsible young man and it would be a great opportunity for him to prove that he is serious about our family.
She eventually decided to ask him and I am so happy she did.

Basti was so proud to become Tom’s godfather.

Basti and his godchild Tom
  1. I like this post – a different take than others I’ve seen on this prompt, to be sure. And… is it weird if I note that your 19-year-old cousin is super attractive? But, you know, that’s not the point. The point is that I like this story – & it sounds like you did, indeed, make a wise decision.
    .-= Suburban Sweetheart blogged this: The Art of Perseverance =-.

  2. Is there just one Godparent in Germany? Here we can have two or more.

  3. aaww I did not know that. He is so sweet – just look at that picture! He is in love with Tom and so proud! Good decision San!

  4. Awww such a wise decision indeed! That’s so nice you let him be the godfather for your nephew. :)
    .-= Karen blogged this: Reverb10- Party =-.

  5. He does look so proud! :D
    .-= Sheryl blogged this: One Year Ago Today =-.

  6. What a great way to tie him closer to the family!
    .-= terra blogged this: And I’ll Raise My Freak Flag =-.

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