‘Let Your will be done, Lord.’
That’s the only verse I always keep in my mind whenever I come across hard situation. I know that God never sleeps and He has prepared a wonderful plan for me and my family.
My name is Fanny. I’m a primary teacher in one of Christian schools in Jakarta. On 10 December 2010, I delivered my baby boy. It was the most miraculous as well as thrilling moment in my life. I experienced so many wonderful things given by God that I could not think of.
First, I was pregnant after 6 years of waiting. My family and I were so excited to see our new family member. Unfortunately, my pregnancy was not going well. I got bleeding in the first trimester. It turned out that some part of the placenta were off. One doctor asked me to terminate the baby but there was another doctor telling us to keep it and monitor the development of the placenta until it was 4 months old (16 weeks).
Thank God, the placenta developed really well.
In 19 weeks, God wanted to see our faith in Him. My amnion fluid broke. I thought that was the time we could not keep our baby any longer. The doctor asked me once again to terminate the baby since he was afraid that my baby and I might get infected. With my great belief in God, I asked the doctor to give me one more week to pray waiting for another miracle. I told him if there was no good sign from Him (the amnion fluid didn’t increase), I will let the doctor do whatever he needed to do.
But, then again God did His work on our baby. Even though, with very little amnion fluid, my baby was still growing well in normal size. The doctor was quite surprised and decided to let me keep the baby.
In 24 weeks, I got bleeding heavily. The doctor asked me to be hospitalized up to the delivery time but I refused to do it. I believed if God wanted me to take care of the baby, He would do something to help me. So, I just took a bed rest at home until the delivery time. Informatively, the doctor told me that there was no chance for me to deliver the baby without any operation since I had very little amnion fluid. He told my husband and I that my baby’s case was a lost case. One of the lungs was not developed well. We were required to be ready for any bad condition and my baby might not survive. Then again, I told the doctor that I believed there might be a miracle and I did believe that my baby was in God’s hands and he would be okay.
Finally, in 30 weeks, I delivered the baby spontaneously with very little amnion fluid. During the process, all I could do only calling Jesus to save my baby and me. In 1.5 hours, my baby was successfully delivered. He was able to cry for a moment then he was directly taken to NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unity) for further treatment. Amazingly, his condition was stable.
Six hours later, due to the fact that my baby’s right lung was not developed well and the hospital where we stayed did not have sufficient equipment for the treatment, the pediatrician asked us to transfer our baby to another hospital. The process of transferring was not complicated but it might give dangerous effect on the baby. Once again, we trusted God would make his way for us. There were two people we even did not know praying for our little baby on his way out to another hospital.
Thank God, our baby was fully protected and his condition was stable all the way.
Now, my baby is 2 months and 19 days old. After being taken care for 49 days in NICU and undergoing lots of treatment, he is able survive because God Almighty has given him strength.
For that reason, we call our baby Gian Amadeus. Gian means ‘God is Gracious’ and Amadeus means ‘Love of God.
My family cannot imagine what would happen to Gian if God did not send his Holy Spirit and Guardian Angel to help and protect him. He sent good doctors and staffs supported by excellent equipment as well as beloved friends and relatives who supported us in prayers and financial matters.
I have faith that God has planned to use Gian to praise and glorify His name. I really trust Him that He will completely heal my baby Gian and make him able to breathe well and drink milk without any difficulties.
Thank you God for saving my baby’s life and for listening to our prayer at all times. Thank you Lord for fulfilling our needs.
My family will always be faithful to You and put our lives into Your hands. Praise the Lord.
This article is contributed by, a best friend of mine, Fanny Gertrude
Praise The Lord! May He always use you, your family, and especially baby Gian, as His most effective instrument, only to Glorify His name.