Tuesday, May 29, 2007

I Do

Ryan and I said our "I Do's" this past weekend. No...we didn't renew our vows. But, we did vow to be the best godparents we can possibly be to our godson, Lawrence William Gazes Jr., or "Willie" as we call him. When Robin called me back in March to ask if Ryan and I would be her son's godparents, I was blown away. Of course Ryan and I discussed it, but it didn't take much for us to agree to it!



Robin, Will, and their daughter Jackie Rose were our family in Virginia and North Carolina for the 4 and a half years that we were away from ours. We have spent holidays together, traveled to the Big Apple together, rivaled over the Redskins and the Cowboys, and endured 5 deployments between us. I watched Jackie Rose grow up, so it felt awkward to not be there when Willie was born this past January. I didn't know when I was going to get to meet him, but once we found out we were his godparents we made it a point to fly to Virginia over the Memorial Day holiday for his Christening. That made meeting him this past weekend even more special.




The ceremony was so precious, and Willie was really good for the most part. He didn't fuss until the priest splashed the holy water in his eyes and nose, which by the way was some HOT holy water! It burned me when it splashed on my hand, so I could only imagine how much his soft tender skin must have hurt. Bless his little heart...he's a trooper! How can you not love him with that red hair and those blue eyes?!? He is such a cute kid with such a fun little personality already. I am so proud, honored, humbled, and grateful to have such a precious godson. I can't wait to be a part of his life as he grows up in the Lord. I also consider myself blessed that this makes Ryan and me part of the Gazes family, and now we have a bond that distance can't separate. Robin, Will, Jackie Rose, and Baby Willie...We love you and miss you already!!




9 comments:

Poefam said...

Such a sweet memory! I am so thankful that you had Robin as your family when you are away!...and that you now share such a deep bond with her family because of Baby Willie! You'll be a great God-mother for sure!...and a great real mother, too...wink, wink! (I think Robin would agree that Quinn and Willie need a buddy!:) )

crazymom said...

Will and I are couldn’t have picked better godparents for our little Willie. We know that you and Ryan will help us guide our son to be a true man of God. We knew from the moment we were pregnant that you two were the perfect fit for our son! You have helped to strengthen our bond with God and know you will show your love of God to our son. It was such a wonderful weekend. We have missed you all so much. I don’t know what I would have done these past years without our friendship! Tell Uncle Ryan that Jackie Rose woke up looking for him. I told her you all left to go get jack and harley and man her face was sooooo sad. She really wanted to play with him and Texas too!!!

Yes Brittney, I know that Sarah will make a great mother. Baby Willie took to her right away! He sure was a big flirt. Baby Willie and Baby Quinn deft. need a play mate! By the way, I love love love all the pictures you post of baby Quinn. He is such a doll baby!

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Um, you guys look so cute with the baby! So natural...:)

andydawn said...

How sweet!! What a precious little boy, Willie.

Finally an Abrigg..... said...

I'm calling you tomorrow! (Monday that is.)

Laura said...

Sarah how sweet that is! And yes, I can't wait for you to be a momma too! That Baby Willie is so cute too, I love seeing all these baby pictures! AND you look beautiful, I love your hair color! I know, I'm so random!

Jessica & Matt said...

Sarah--HAVE A BABY. :) That really does look like it was such a sweet time. And I teared up reading Robin's comment. So sweet. :)

Poefam said...

HELLO!?!?!? TIME FOR AN UPDATE!!!

Finally an Abrigg..... said...

I'm with Brittney....time for an update. You've seen how boring mine are.