FI and I have been asked to be Godparents for some close friends' baby. We are very flattered.
FI's Godparents are sadly deceased and he doesn't remember them. My parents no longer have contact with my Godparents as they were on my dads side and he is now estranged due to a number of reasons. Anyway that's not really important, sorry, other than saying that neither FI or I really have a good understanding of what is expected of this role and what we should do in terms of responsibilities etc? We don't attend the same church as our friends but we have similar beliefs and values.
I have googled the role (!) and have a general sense of being a good role model, being a listening ear etc. When we asked our friends what they would like from us they just said 'remember the baby's birthday'. I don't want to let our friends down, do you guys have any advice or experience to offer?