Gift of a Goddaughter

One 3 lb loaf of sourdough

Mixed: 6:30 pm

Molded: 9:30 am next day

Baked: 11:20 am

Gave half to Kh. Jan and Fr. Nicholas

Our goddaughter, Julia, was just whisked away by her parents, back to Colorado yesterday. She was here for almost three weeks-and we played in the sun, and in the fog, and in the sand. We visited the harbor, and the wharf, and toured State Street. She made a blue and green ceramic vase for her sister, and read Royal Monastic, and went to church with us, and helped with the dishes, and even went to Camp Saint Nicholas for a week where she learned (among other things…) the lima bean song. There were a few tears as the big Suburban drove off.

We haven’t seen Julia in four years, and she wasn’t even three when we moved from Colorado to California. Being a faraway godparent isn’t ideal… but prayers are the most essential ingredient in godparenthood, and what a blessing to see that she has blossomed into a lovely, loving young woman.

We miss you already, Julia!

And so… in honor of Julia, I made bread and shared it with my daughter’s godmama. On the same day that Julia left, Kh. Jan spent the day with my Madeleine, speeding her around town and loving her so thoroughly…

To all godparents: keep on praying! These beloved children,

whether near or far,

are worth every minute we can spare


on their behalf.


4 thoughts on “Gift of a Goddaughter

  1. what a beautiful gift and thanks for the words of wisdom. I have one Goddaughter who has reposed in the Lord and another who is far away and her family does not communicate. Prayers are what I have left to do and it is a blessing.

  2. Jane, your post is so beautiful, it made me tear up all over again. We will definitely miss you all very much! You are the best god family Julia could have ever asked for and for that we are truly thankful! 🙂
    Thank you also for teaching me, just by being you, to slow down and give my attention to what I am doing at the time. My mind tends to fly in many directions at once. I need to remind myself to seek and enjoy beauty and meaning, not let it pass me by in the frantic race for the next item on my mental list of things to do.
    Love to all, God bless you!

  3. That is really sweet. I am so grateful that you guys are my godfamily!!!!!!!!!! I miss you all very much, thanks so much for everything I had a great time!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

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