Translation is a Funny Thing

Karin, my host mom of sorts, had her big 50th birthday celebration last weekend. While there weren’t a ton of English speakers there, there were a handful that I got to speak with. I was talking to a gentleman and his girlfriend and they were trying to explain to me that he was Sophia’s godfather. They described to me the person who pledges to raise the child in the way of God, if the parents cannot. I naturally responded with, “Godfather.” The man’s eyes widened noticeably and a wondrous smile broke over his face as he said, “I’M the godfather?!” Ahh I think that moment may have been my favorite from the whole weekend…

The Godfather

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