I was just asked by my close college friends to be godmother to one of their recently-born twins, and I'm super-excited! But I've never had godparents so I'm not exactly sure what my responsibilities are. My friends said I just had to physically be there for the christening and then be a spiritual guide for the child, which I think I can do. I'm not religious but neither are they - they're just from an old-fashioned family. I have my own brand of spirituality which I'm happy to share, and I'd definitely want to be part of their lives.
My more immediate worries are with the actual christening. My mom thought I had to bring gifts - what's the tradition with that? Also, would it be proper to send gifts at Christmas, etc? I don't know about these things!
I'm also worried that I won't be able to tell apart my goddaughter from her sister, since the twins are identical. But it's probably not the first instance...
Woo I'm excited! Maybe I should start knitting baby booties and hats.