“I want you!”
“I want you Mom,” is a common saying in my home. “I want you to hold me, I want you to care for me, I want you to do something with me or for me.”
I love that my children continue to want me. It’s not always easy to stop and meet every need of a child, but once it’s done it is rewarding and there is a stronger connection.
In the past couple of days my children have been saying “I want you” A LOT, nonverbally and VERBALLY!
Ryen, says it about a hundred times a day. She is very affectionate and wants me to hold her all the time. She loves being loved and comforted. She loves being close.
Yesterday, while we were getting ready for the day she started crying because she didn’t like her hair or clothes she picked for herself. Haha, can anyone else relate?
With having a boy first I didn’t experience these daily meltdowns of what she thinks she is “supposed” to look like.
She looked at me while crying and just said, “I want you.” She didn’t say anything else but with her wide eyes filled with tears, we hugged and changed her hair and clothes.
When we were finished, she grabbed my cheeks and said quietly and soft, “I want you,” as if she was saying thank you for helping me with this problem. Cutie!
Ronen doesn’t have to say he wants me, he shows it.
In the middle of the night around 3 am he comes into my room and climbs into my bed. He is shaking and trying to hold back his tears from a horrible nightmare he had.
I asked him if he would like me to say a prayer. He nods his head yes and we say a prayer so we could feel a closeness with the spirit. Afterwards he says thank you and wraps my arms around his shoulders.
I sat up with him for over an hour rubbing his hair and arms to calm him back to sleep.
He didn’t say “I want you” but he wanted and needed me in the middle of the night.
I think of the many times a day my kids want or need me.
Relying on Heavenly Father
I love how much they rely on me even when it is the most tasking on me mentally and physically.
Each time I have these experiences with them I think of how the spirit can be more present. How can I be who I want to be as a mother and be influenced by the Holy Ghost during these experiences.
Are they feeling my love and the spirit present at the same time?
In each of these experiences I thought to myself…
Am I preparing my children to rely on their Heavenly Father when they need help?
Am I loving them during their difficult moments?
Are they learning to feel the spirit for themselves?
Do they know Heavenly Father will always be there and WANT them?
“Brothers and sisters, we can trust in and rely upon the Father. Because He has an eternal perspective, Heavenly Father can see things we cannot. His joy, work, and glory are to bring to pass our immortality and exaltation. Everything He does is for our benefit. He “wants (our) eternal happiness even more than (we) do.” And He “would not require (us) to experience a moment more of difficulty than is absolutely needed for (our) benefit or for that of those (we) love.” As a result, He focuses on helping us to progress, not on judging and condemning us.”
“Everything He does is for our benefit.”
This is so true.
Heavenly Father wants YOU!
I love that my children continue to want me and rely on me. I want to help them learn to also rely on their Father in Heaven during the times I am not around.
I hope the both can feel His love from the love I have given them.
I hope they can pray for help when they are wanting some comfort.
I hope they can listen to the Holy Ghost on what to do in good and bad experiences.
I want for them to know I will always be there for them AND a Heavenly Father that will always always be there for them!
I hope they know, “I want you” is a common saying I express to my Heavenly Father many times during my day!
He wants You and I as well!
I love you and will always want you, Rone and Ry.