This celebration is not only for any parent who has survived the struggles of a child who is challenged by bedwetting. Particularly common in foster children, yes, but widespread throughout the general population as well.
Weekly Bed Changes
I never thought I would enjoy weekly bed changes. I never thought I would actually celebrate them. But I do! Oh, do I!! To go to his room in the middle of the day, strip off the bed sheets, bundle them and toss them into the wash is a new delight. Delight because it is not the middle of the night. Delight because they don't smell. Delight because it is not the same thing I did last night, or the night before, or every night. Delight because I a changing the sheets because it is time, not because they are wet. Lord, I celebrate for him. He is making it. He has turned the tide. He longer has those interrupted nights, the sense of embarrassment, the discomfort. And, to be honest Lord, I celebrate for myself as well. Thank you. Thank you for dry sheets.
Excerpted from "The Caring Heart Speaks: Meditations for foster, kinship, and adoptive parents" by Gail Underwood Parker Artwork by Anna Parker David from the book cover.