we were asked to be sponsors for confirmation. difficult child should be getting confirmed as well but with him being in Residential Treatment Center (RTC) it is not going to happen. He asked me to start asking the Residential Treatment Center (RTC) program for special permission to bring him home (from another state) because THEY had to let him do this because of his religious beliefs. I told him that I would try but I am being told on my side that he can't because he never turned in his letter to the Bishop. (difficult child knows now that it is NOT going to happen and he actually took it very well). ANYWAY it has been the tradition in my family that the "Godparents" buy the outfit and plan the celebration for the event. We took our Godson out today to buy his outfit and oh my--things are much more expensive now that they are older than in the past when he did baptism. We had a great time --red is the color of confirmation so we bought him black pants and shirt with red tie and handkerchief --we bought him gold and black "cross" cuflinks with gold and silver tie clip. He is six foot one and 32 waist is too big but 30 to small. We had to have his neck measured for the shirt and tie--they tied it so it would be long enough. ---He is going to look SHARP-- too bad for the girl that just broke up with him WE then took him to lunch at difficult child's favorite place. We really had fun and I did not let on to husband or my Godson that it was hard for me that difficult child will not be there--I thought about it a lot but I needed to make this special for my Godson. He is a great kid. This is the beginning of a very difficult journey this year knowing that difficult child SHOULD be doing these same things --same place--same time--should be his senior year but won't be. It is an honor to be his Godparents though. We were asked to be for baptism but husband had a horrible accident after us jumping threw hoops to get everything done on time so my dad had to step in for husband and I feel like neither husband or godson really felt like he was the Godparent since he wasn't there but this will re-confirm to husband is indeed his GODFATHER.