I wanted to share this moment with you all. First of all, it’s no secret that I’m having kind of a rough time with life right now. New Year’s Eve was a really bad day for me.
Having said that, I was rescued at the end of the day by my sweet, perfect and amazing little Emmett John.
He was having a rough as well and when we got home from my parents house, he was just screaming. He was so exhausted and overwhelmed that his little body was just purging.
He came over to me while I was sitting on the couch, with tears in his eyes and climbed into my lap.
I put Google Music up on the TV and played Eric Clapton’s Tears in Heaven. It was the unplugged version and it’s the only song that Emmett tolerates when he’s this upset.
I snuggled with my Mr. Grumpy and sang along with the music. He asked me to rub his arm. Next thing I know, it was like I felt all the anxiety leave his body and he fell asleep. It was perfect.
When Emmett was much younger, we thought he was deaf.
I would sing him to sleep every night. Of course, at the time, I didn’t think he could hear me. In thought he was feeling the music through my chest as he slept.
I couldn’t have asked for a better ending to 2012 then that.
Emmett, Daddy loves you so much and I really loved the time we spent together tonight. I’m glad you are feeling better.
Happy New Year little man……….
I have a magical song like that – my mom claims that when she was pregnant with me and I was kicking, I would stop when she played the song, that when I was fussy as a little baby, she would play the song and I would relax and stop fussing, and that when I was overloaded as a child, it would help me to calm down. The song still has that effect on me, and I’m 23 now. It’s not my favorite song, but it’s the one with the most “plays” in my itunes (only apple product in my house), and it still calms me down. Music is amazing.
@E The Third Glance I love music as well. 🙂