I want him to see my 5-year-old son, his godson , growing to become the extraordinary person he is.
Curiously, O'Reilly was initially uncontactable when asked to share his emotions on this latest twist to his godson 's fortunes.
This is a lifelong relationship, and many godparents have managed to reconnect with their godson or goddaughter.
The other half of the ‘we’ is Len Carlman, my longtime friend, attorney, and father of my godson .
And I must say my godson , my partner's eldest, shares my anger.
His godson , BBC broadcaster Jamie Owen, also paid a fluent and amusing anecdotal tribute to ‘the best godfather you could have’, a man equally at home walking with presidents, prime ministers or paupers.
He's your godson after all, I'm sure you can find something to talk about for five minutes.
Our friends Katherine and Chuck, the parents of my godson Michael and goddaughter Kate, were our witnesses as we became the first gay couple in history to marry in a United Church of Canada.
At least as I walk away from this graduation Friday night I will know that my godson will be pursuing his own goals with the full support of his parents and family, in my opinion the greatest gift they could give to him.
When Arthur Price passed away in 1752, he left Richard Guinness and his godson Arthur £100 each.