Every mom needs an Ian. I would say everyone needs an 8 year old. But not all every 8 year olds are created equally.
My 8 year old is tender, caring and highly attune to his momma.
Let me tell you why everyone needs an Ian. If you follow me on Facebook you know already that the Wooldridge Household has been in a major sleep battle with Rhett, 2. Sleep is so important as we all know. All except Rhett.
As I sat down to be with Ian and Rhett this afternoon. Ian sweetly looked at me and said, “Mom”. I turned to him and then he asked me, “Would you rather take a nap or take a shower? I will watch Looney Tunes with Rhett for a while so you can rest or shower.” I about fell off the couch.
My sweet boy just knew he couldn’t fix our sleepless nights but he did what he could. I got up and hugged him and thanked him with a kiss. Then I ran upstairs to have a hot shower which was heavenly.
I tried to imagine the stress being washed away so I could try again at mothering my 3 kiddos. What Ian did for me was throw me a lifesaver when I was drowning in worry, exhaustion and flat-out craziness.
I know that I am blessed with his sweet nature and loving heart. I am so glad God entrusted me with him so I can have a front row seat to see Ian Mason Wooldridge grow up.
Hug and Love on your blessings each day. I am so thankful for all mine.