When Jet was finally off cooling and his precious body had time to combat the swelling resulted from such a tough birth. We had to wait to see how he would respond. Would he breathe on his own? Would he cry? Laugh? Smile? Pee?

Each day we were intentional to ask the nurses what we could specifically be in prayer for. That day we prayed for pee. We prayed against organ failure and that Jet would be able to use the restroom on his own. It seemed like every hour I was looking to see what had been collected via his catheter.

Pray for pee.. NICU Nurse

Seems like a silly request, but looking back it has helped me to remember that no request should be held from our heavenly father’s heart. Jet did pee that day. So much so that the catheter couldn’t contain it. It was one of the many miracles we witnessed while he was alive. I never thought I would be so thankful for urine. It was one of the few times I was able to change his diaper. What I would give to do that again. I can’t express how thankful I am that the Lord allowed me to have moments and experiences with my son that I will cherish for a lifetime. He knew better than I just what I needed.

Have you taken the time to be thankful for the little things? The stinky things? I encourage you to cherish what seems mundane. And to be mindful to share with God even the silly desires of your heart.