Mayana is a very lucky girl, and in fact has three godparents: my sister, Bethanie, and two of our very best friends, Daniel & Katherine.
Daniel & Katherine have been living in the UK for the past three years, and had only one visit home – when I was about half way through my pregnancy with Mayana. We asked them to be Mayana’s Godparents over Skype. So for the past two years, Mayana has known them only over a computer screen. We used to put the laptop on the floor so that Mayana could show them how she crawled, and sing Beyonce’s “All the Single Ladies” (well, the uh-oh-oh part anyway) to them and laugh at Daniel’s funny faces and noises. Mayana includes them in her prayers each night.
And only a week ago, we finally got to welcome Daniel & Katherine back into the country (yaaay!!!), and introduce them to the gorgeous goddaughter… in the flesh!
Mayana felt right at home with “Dandiel & Tatrin” them straight away. In fact, when we put her to bed that night, she cried out to Daniel until he came to say goodnight to her just one more time.
We’re so excited to have them home, and that they can start to become a bigger part of Mayana’s life now.