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*
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