Recently, I keep thinking of the quote “It takes a village to raise a child.” Often, I feel like traditions or systems that are no longer mainstream made A LOT of sense. We should revert back to them.
We baptized Luca yesterday. Lots of family gathered from in town and out of town to celebrate with us. In fact all who gathered were family, except Luca’s godparents. Choosing his godparents was easy for Jeff and I. We have been blessed with their friendship for 7 years. It’s a rare friendship in where the women get along as well as the men AND the four get along and care about one another equally. That said, Jeff and I knew we wanted them to be Luca’s godparents so help us raise a well-rounded child. We know they are capable of loving him nearly as much as we do. They are good people and we hope Luca will turn to when he needs trusting adults but doesn’t want his parents.
I wish all that gathered were our surrounding ‘village’. Yet, even though we’re spread out, I’m grateful for all of those who are part of our community. It was a great weekend being surrounded by so many family and friends. We’re lucky that many live close by but you always want more 🙂
If you don’t have family or friends close by, take time to create your community of supporters. We humans are not meant to journey in life alone. And when it comes to having people who love and care about you and your children, I say “the more the merrier!”.
Enjoy the week and thank those in your community for being there!