Sunday, 29 March 2009

Honourable Relationships

My niece and nephew have been attending church and have decided they both want to be christened. I don't have a problem with that. They can believe what they want. What I do have a problem with is a little bit of emotional guilt about not going up at short notice. It's a long, long way, with arrangements for Little Dog and S to be made plus alterations to working times. It also seems that male friends to be my nephews Godfather are in short supply and he wanted F to be his.

My nephew has an absent father who has always had a habit of ducking and diving in and out of his life. This has only got worse since he emigrated. It got even worse once his new lady had a child. The strongest male figure in his life is my father, his grandfather. He adores F, but then, everyone does really...

He has a lot of anger in him and can be a difficult boy at times. He has some learning difficulties and is unlikely to be academic or much of a book reader. He is however supremely practical and should find himself a happy place in life - if he can sort out his temper.

I know we should go, it is just such a large undertaking to consider at short notice. My Mum mentioned the christening to me earlier in the week, so I know my sister must have known for a little longer about my nephew wanting F.

It should all be simple but it so isn't..... for so many reasons..... many of which I wouldn't discuss here.... *sigh*


  1. Ah, the dreaded family obligation! I'm certainly feelin' that one!!

    Hmmm...not likely any way to keep the peace for everyone so I suppose damage control is the best you can hope for....

    ...and on that sunshiney note...xo

  2. I was just feeling bad. I spoke to my Mum and she spoke to my Sister and the end result is that it is excepted that we can't go at this notice... *sigh*

    I still feel bad though...