The Accidental Godmother

@SIMPLYD (83173)
Philippines
December 10, 2015 9:34pm CST
I was having second thoughts in attending the wedding of my boss’ brother who is a co-affiliate while the bride is a former office mate . But yesterday , through the prodding of my office mates who made me feel guilty of saying yes to the mother of my boss to attend it , I decided to just go . I was in our Thursday uniform though, but since it’s a whole dress and I am in my high heeled shoes , I thought it is also apt for the occasion . I just put on my peach shawl. My officemates and I were at the back pews . When the time for the principal sponsors (godparents ) to sign in the marriage contract , one of the godmothers was absent . Thus , the groom had me called in front and let me sign on their marriage contracts instead . Gosh , I was shocked because I was just there to attend the wedding not in the least expecting that I will be an “accidental godmother “ , much to the laughter of my office mates . But anyway , I love to be their godmother , even in an accidental way . Now , they call me "ninang" (the Tagalog word for godmother ).
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@birjudanak (7293)
• India
11 Dec 15
its good that you sign it and they see you a responsible person and they have trust ton you.here in India only relative to do sign.
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@SIMPLYD (83173)
• Philippines
11 Dec 15
The relatives are not allowed . It must be matured persons who are there in the church and witnessed the whole ceremony .
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• India
11 Dec 15
@SIMPLYD yes but here it allow so its good we have more relatives ha ah
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@silvermist (20116)
• India
11 Dec 15
@SIMPLYD Well,it did turn out fine didn't it?You were not going for the wedding.Then you went and ended up as the Godmother!
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@SIMPLYD (83173)
• Philippines
11 Dec 15
Precisely . As i look back and think about it , i keep laughing always and happy .
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@silvermist (20116)
• India
11 Dec 15
@SIMPLYD Well,'' all's well that ends well''.
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@DeborahDiane (23809)
• Laguna Woods, California
11 Dec 15
I love the picture. It sounds like you were happy you went to the wedding.
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@SIMPLYD (83173)
• Philippines
11 Dec 15
Actually that was outside the church with the entourage going inside the church one by one and we were kidding the secondary sponsors and the groom and some principal sponsors since they were all from our affiliates .
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@sofssu (14447)
11 Dec 15
Congrats on being the accidental ninang. Its a honor I guess .. accidental or not.
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@SIMPLYD (83173)
• Philippines
11 Dec 15
Thank you . Yes, it was actually an honor , even if i was accidentally chosen .
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@sofssu (14447)
11 Dec 15
@SIMPLYD You do look very happy in the picture, that is a lovely picture.
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@SIMPLYD (83173)
• Philippines
11 Dec 15
@sofssu Indeed . We were actually outside the church and looking at the entourage and teasing each one as they pass by us as they go inside the church . They were after all , mostly our co-affiliates , with the bride a former office mate of ours and the groom a co-affiliate of ours too . The other girls are co-affiliates of us and at one time my office mates .
@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
11 Dec 15
Do you also have a tradition of "The GodParents" get gifts? Just curious.
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@SIMPLYD (83173)
• Philippines
12 Dec 15
I think no. It's the godparents who give gifts.
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• Calgary, Alberta
29 Dec 15
@SIMPLYD That is why many godparents here hide from their God children every Christmas
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@SIMPLYD (83173)
• Philippines
29 Dec 15
@CaptAlbertWhisker You are so correct ! But i think when they grow older it's them already who gives a gift to their godparents .
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
13 Dec 15
Everyone looks very happy in the photo. I bet you are glad now that you went.
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@SIMPLYD (83173)
• Philippines
15 Dec 15
Indeed , i was so happy that i went with my officemates . I never expected to be an accidental godmother .
@marijuana (576)
• Tel Aviv, Israel
11 Dec 15
Hello Ninang :) so you had the wedding pictures in your work uniform :)
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@SIMPLYD (83173)
• Philippines
12 Dec 15
Yes, that's actually our uniforms . I juts put on the shawl to make it not so obviosu. The rest of my officemates and co-affiliates were ready . They went to the office in civilian dress already whch they have previously asked for permission of.
@shshiju (10567)
• Cochin, India
11 Dec 15
You are awesome in photo. I think they may call you God sister.
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@SIMPLYD (83173)
• Philippines
12 Dec 15
Thank you . Actually , i am already old enough to be their godmother , not god sister .
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@ridingbet (59536)
• Philippines
11 Dec 15
I am the godmother of my godchild who got married many years ago, and also a colleague when she got married, several years ago too.
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@SIMPLYD (83173)
• Philippines
12 Dec 15
Really you already have ones . Me, this is actually the first one and it's accidental .
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
11 Dec 15
So Mylot will have their very own Fairy Godmother for the pantomime season.
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@SIMPLYD (83173)
• Philippines
12 Dec 15
Hmm , who could it be ? By the way that's a very nice new avatar . So appropriate for the season.
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@hereandthere (32786)
• Philippines
11 Dec 15
so will the wedding gift be 'to follow'?
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@SIMPLYD (83173)
• Philippines
12 Dec 15
Yes . I will be asking them what were the gifts they received . So, i can choose which one to buy for them . Those only that i can afford .
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@LadyDuck (176700)
• Switzerland
11 Dec 15
You look beautiful in your dress with the peach shawl. You are always elegant my friend.
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@SIMPLYD (83173)
• Philippines
12 Dec 15
Oh thank you for saying that. I had to put on a peach shawl so that it won't be obvious that i am in our office uniform , while the rest of my office mates were wearing civilian dresses .
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@jstory07 (69938)
• Roseburg, Oregon
11 Dec 15
Sounds like you being the godmother made you very happy. Sounds like the wedding was very nice.
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@SIMPLYD (83173)
• Philippines
11 Dec 15
Yes, i was happy because i get to be their godmother even accidentally . And the wedding was very nice as well as the reception too .