And this is how I got to be her Godmother; I was Congregationalist (with Catholic leanings) while my friend (non-practicing Lutheran), who is like a sister, was pregnant. She assured me that a Catholic (she knew it was just a matter of time before I convert) can be a Godparent for a Lutheran child.
And this is the situation. Being her Godmother, I try to inundate her with religious things. This child is so loved and blessed, anyway, because she is taken care of by her Grandparents (her mother just wasn’t ready and couldn’t provide the best life for her), who send her to a non-denom religious school and go to (Lutheran) church every week. She is getting God, and since she gets secular gifts, I try to give her more religious-themed gifts.
As you can imagine, I have to be careful. I don’t want to confuse her or not be able to see her, so, I try to get her more generic basic gifts (she is 7…she’ll be 8 in two months :D). For Easter, I bought her this: faithgirlz.com/devotionals/books/RealGirlsoftheBible/
I decided to give it to her though I didn’t really read through it. I did read the chapter on Mary, and, though I think it said, ‘Jesus came to His mother first after he rose,’ the last paragraph of the chapter said, “Jesus may have had 7 siblings, brothers listed, and two sisters whose names we don’t know.” I decided to buy it for my Goddaughter because of the word, “may”. Didn’t say Jesus did (as a matter of fact, the wording may have said, “Mary had 7 other children…”, I’m not sure) have other siblings, it just said, “may.” It could be read, ‘He may have had no siblings,’ or it may be read as, ‘He had more than 7’. Of course, if it didn’t read, ‘Mary had other children,’ (again, I don’t remember), it could also be interpreted that these are from an earlier marriage (though, I don’t think she would be thinking along those lines at this time.)
My question is what would you have done if it was you? And, is anybody in the same situation and did you have to give up on religious gifts after a while?