Monday, February 14, 2011

Fairie Godmother

And I said,  "Lord, just give me enough time to serve my mom."   The supplicated words used to be my prayer.  "After her,  I am ready to go."   With no dreams to call my own, no plans in sight, my lifetime will be about taking care of my mother.  Nothing more.

Then Baby Lenin was born.

It was never my desire to be his ninong, but protocols of the blood calls for higher purpose. My utol clarified a few days ago that I will be the kid's Godfather. Ayos lang,  I've been self-styling myself as Baby Lenin's "stage uncle." since the day he was born.   

The infant was introduced to the Christian world on a breezy Sunday afternoon.  The in-laws hosted the party in Cavite, which took place a day before my brother-in-law's birthday.  Much as we would like to stay until evening, the car, which the favorite aunt allowed us to use had to be returned before 7.  Besides, I had to go to work that night.

Plans are being drawn now that I am my nephew's godfather. But with the responsibilities already given to me, the sky is the limit.

Perhaps it is time to ask for an extension.

Hope I could learn to drive so maybe I could buy a new car before Lenin turns five. I will spirit him  from his parents so he could spend the entire day at Toy Kingdom. I will teach him how to pray. He will know a creator. Values that were passed to me, will be passed on to him.  He will learn how to save money, how to be practical with his expenses, how to love, without asking too much in return. He will learn the value of loyalty and holding on to his words. His creativity will be much praised, and despite not excelling in school, his strengths will be amplified. He will listen to classics, watch anime, and read books.  Promise, I will not turn him to be a mini-me, but in the spirit of passing over the best of our family traditions, he will learn much.

And as long as this blog stays online,  Lenin will be part of my online world.


Mr. Hush Hush said...

happy balentwyns Mugen! ;) and congrats on being a ninong! :) led Lenin to the right path :)

Spiral Prince said...

Baby Lenin will be in good hands. Happy Valentines Day, Mugenboy!

~Carrie~ said...

Hi, Mugen. Thanks sa message. Happy Valentine's day sa yo.

I'm sure you'd make a very good godfather to your nephew.

Ms. Chuniverse said...

at si baby lenin ang makakagamot sa sumpa ng kakuriputan. choz.

Yj said...

even after everything ceased to exist, he would still be a part of you!

yan ang pakiramdam ko pag nakikita ko ang mga pamangkin ko...:)

anong ikukukwento ko kuya? ahahahahaha feeling angelica panganiban nanaman ako, iniintriga mo ako hihihihihi

Nimmy said...

lalaking spoiled si lenin! for sure! chos lang!

happy valentines day to you and JC! :D

Toilet Thoughts said...

you reminded me of how a ninong should be, chosen becuase they shall stand as the second parent, rather than the Santa claus' during christmas.

Swerte ni lenin. haha!

DSM said...

awww so sweet. this touched me. i'm an only child kasi. my son will never have an uncle like you are to Lenin. lucky kid.

Louie said...

" to love, without asking too much in return."

That's a nice one. Ang swerte talaga ni Lenin sa'yo. I think it's okay na maging stage uncle, ganyan din ako sa mga pamangkin ko. Hehe. Inaanak ko pa yung bunso. And of course, I am thankful that the youngest pamangkin brought peace between me and my brother after many years.

Happy Valentines Joms! :)

Pyro Phoenix said...

Congrats sa pagiging ninong! Mahirap ang maging second father pero from what you wrote, I think Lenin will grow up to be an amazing person. Happy Valentine's Day.

itsMePeriod said...

im sure he'll grow up to be a good man like you

god bless to you and jc

oh, btw, it wouldn't hurt if lenin will grow up to be a mini you..the world needs men like you

Sean said...

swerte ni baby lenin. he's surrounded by love.

my-so-called-Quest said...

with great power comes great responsibility. it's a different story/feeling when sibs ask you to become ninong. i'm guessing you'll be a strict at the same time will spoil Lenin type of ninong though. hehe

JapaneseAdobo said...

super sweet ninong. good luck and God bless to u and Lenin