Everyone Needs An Ian


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.

In Him.



About Kristin

I started this blog thing years ago in August 2011. I have made attempts to blog over the past three years of seminary, but it was like writing when drowning. But I have completed the bulk of my course work, so I know there is a God. I am currently in my capstone creation phase this fall. This allows me time to unravel a little and renew my passion for writing my ramblings. If you like what you read, share what it stirs in you or even share it with others. I write for you from me. A little about me... I have celebrated 16 years of wedded bliss and reality with my best friend for over 17 years. We have 3 wonderful kids that are all unique, amazing and different in their own way. Our first born is nearly a teenager. He loves talking, Scouts, reading, camping and science experiments. Our daughter is a decade old. She is our creative soul and a planner! She loves to spend time dancing, singing and nurturing/teaching her babydolls and us. She is very sweet to her brothers. Last but not least is our daring 6 year old red head boy. He broke the "Wooldridge Mold". He is the fastest runner, our busiest explorer, our deep philosopher and biggest joker, oh and he gives the best hugs. You know the long lingering kind that truly fuel your soul to sing. I have been a stay at home mom for nearly 13 years and I have found a groove that works for our family. (That grove doesn't mean I have it figured out. It just means I am good with asking for help and having my family help us survive.) Twelve years ago, I joined a local MOPS group and I have been the Coordinator for 1o years. This group has given me a chance to lead without working full time, support other women in my community and help refine my walk with God. I also attend Central Baptist Theological Seminary. I am pursuing a Masters of Divinity and loving every minute of it. I am currently working on my capstone project, which a ministry guide for the MOPS group I have lead for a decade. It will serve as a touchpoint for those in leadership and also as a sweet offering as my goodbye to meaningful work that touched every part of my life and taught me that I am called to pastor. My life isn't perfect as the paragraph above makes it seem. But I have traveled through those harder times and found strength and support through them. Hoping to use this blog as a spot to write my thoughts, feelings and stories as I keep on living life! God Bless you and keep you. We each need to remember the Divine is within each of us. Be kind to yourself and to others.

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