Given we are expecting another child this fall, the godparent selection process is once again the topic du jour in Das Schmidt Haus. Frankly, once the Baptism is completed, we don’t get a do-over. The godparents we choose are part of the child’s Baptismal record. Forever. So just as we ask the Holy Spirit to guide us in naming our child, we pray for guidance in the godparent selection process as well.
In the meantime, maybe you are already a godparent? We are, too, and found this “Guidelines for Good Goparenting” graphic a helpful reminder. It’s courtesy BustedHalo.com (for a printable version, click anywhere on the image and be redirected to new window).