I cried out to God for days asking “why my baby?”

A dear friend of ours here at The Snap Mom has an incredible story of faith and healing that we hope blesses you!

In 2009 (on April Fools Day)I found out I was pregnant with my twin boys. I was told at 18 weeks pregnant that Baby b had something wrong with him. They told me he was most likely missing a chromosome, had down syndrome, or cerebral palsy. The doctor even had the conversation with me about aborting baby b (which wasn’t an option to me). I left that appointment with so much fear. I cried out to God for days asking “why my baby”. I started looking up verses on faith and healing. I printed them out and began to read them daily. I took them to every doctors appointment and read them as I waited in the waiting room for my name to be called. As I read those verses they went deep into my heart. I began to believe what they said. I began to believe that my baby could be healed. On three separate occasions my husband and I gathered with friends and family for prayer over our babies while I was pregnant. At each one, I explained that I was praying and believing for complete healing for Baby b whom we had named Tanner. The doctors never told me anything had changed in later ultrasounds and even told me minutes before I went into the operating room for my c-section that baby b may not make it. At 32 weeks gestation, Tanner’s umbilical cord blood flow was moving backwards and he was days away from being a very sick and dying baby. Luckily they caught it at a routine doctors appointment and admitted me into the hospital immediately to keep an eye on him. He was no longer getting the correct amount of oxygen or food. 2 days later I was having an emergency c- section. I was so scared and the doctors weren’t making it any easier. I was still believing for a miracle. Still asking God for two healthy babies. They were born weighing 3 lbs. 12 oz. and 2 lbs. 4 oz. Tanner was so tiny. He was born with a stage 1 brain bleed and many other problems. He had multiple blood transfusions and almost didn’t make it through the first night. I kept praying and kept believing. I finally got to hold him for the very first time when he was 11 days old. He stayed in the hospital for 6 weeks and came home weighing 5 lbs. I went to many specialist appointments after he was home for his brain, heart, and eyes. He later had a brain scan and the bleed was gone. The neurologist told me that he probably had cerebral palsy and I said under my breath I rebuke that. Haha it’s funny when I think back on it but I was so certain that God had healed him. The next time I went back to that same doctor, she said he looked completely normal and if I notice anything abnormal, to come back, otherwise she didn’t need to see him anymore. The doctors never could explain why they said what they said about him. Now at 3 1/2 years old, he’s perfect. I would love to take him back to the specialist who told me that he would have many problems or could die and say this is the same child you gave me so much fear of losing.
My faith grew so much through those hard times and I learned to trust God fully even when doctors told me differently. I never stopped believing until I saw the outcome I was looking for. I encourage you to keep believing and never lose faith.  -Tiffany

Here are some verses that I stood on.

  • Matthew 15:28
  • Isaiah 58:8
  • Mark 11:24
  • Jeremiah 33:6
  • Hebrews 11:1

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14 Comments
  1. Julie Stephens May 13, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    That is a miracle! God is truly blessing this family.

  2. Heather Taylor April 24, 2013 at 7:40 am

    When I read that you rebuked the doctors reply and refused to give up praying and believing that your baby was healed I thought that your story must have a happy ending. By His stripes we are healed! Faith and belief in the Lord and His powerful healing are where it’s at. Thank you for sharing your amazing story. God is so good!

  3. Kira April 23, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    What a faith-builder. Thank you so much for sharing!

  4. Sydney April 22, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    This is an amazing story!! It shows how the power of prayer and only accepting words speaking life into your children can really make a difference. Praise god! Miracles are everywhere 🙂

  5. Christine April 22, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Love me some miracle baby stories! God is good!

  6. Aubrey Rissler April 22, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Amazing. I’ve never heard this before!

  7. Mel April 22, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Always love hearing this story…our God is awesome 🙂

  8. Becky April 22, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    So inspiring!!

  9. Kaycee Wells April 22, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    So thankful! LOVE those precious boys!! 🙂

  10. Amber Sapuppo April 22, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Such a beautiful story about you faith and trust in Gods word. Thank you for sharing:)

  11. Jenna April 22, 2013 at 11:59 am

    I’ve heard this story before but it still brings tears to my eyes. I loved that you rebuked that doctor’s diagnosis. Way to stay strong and believe. God is good 🙂

  12. Jessica April 22, 2013 at 11:38 am

    love your story tiffany!! praise God for your testimony! and your beautiful boys! 🙂

  13. Fallon Miller April 22, 2013 at 10:27 am

    Brings back memories of Grayson’s birth story! Our God is an amazing God! Grateful for healthy children and Gods healing power in them! He is so good!

  14. Terah April 22, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Oh my goodness. So glad that there is a happy ending to this story! Thank you God for miracles (especially in the form of babies!!!)