Baby Cyrus Turns 3 YEARS OLD Today!

May 1st, 2024 | by Diego Rodriguez

Today, Baby Cyrus turns 3 years old. I guess he's not much of a "baby" anymore, but somehow I feel that the name "Baby Cyrus" will last with him for the rest of his life!

Anyhow, we all have so much to be thankful for, but I personally just wanted to take the time to share a heartfelt THANK YOU again to every single one of you who helped our family in our moment of greatest need. Your love and selflessness will never be forgotten! Only Heaven can reveal the depth of our gratitude and the ultimate rewards you each will receive for your acts of love towards our family!

My kids and my grandson are all doing very well today—but had it not been for all of you, God only knows the depth of the devastation that would have overtaken my family. I am forever grateful…

Anyhow, on this special day, I want to share with you a little highlight video my daughter Marissa made of Cyrus, along with a heartfelt message from her:
Message from Marissa Anderson (Cyrus's Mom):

Today, our sweet Baby Cyrus turns 3 years old! This past year of his life has been absolutely incredible and beautiful, and I feel so honored to be with him to witness every moment.

From his 1st birthday to his 2nd birthday, I had a lot of prayer requests—a lot of difficult things that we needed the Lord to walk us through to help heal Cyrus.

By the grace and mercy of God, all of those prayers have been answered. How God is so gracious to us, I really don’t know.

We have some major health updates, but his health journey has been long and wild enough that a whole book could be written about it. Since we don’t have that kind of time, I’ll give you a synopsis!

As most of you know, after we got him home from CPS care, h
e was in significantly worse condition than when they took him, and we moved to Florida with some serious work cut out for us. We found some of the most amazing holistic doctors and practitioners that worked with him, and we saw immense progress over the first year. The first holistic practitioner and pediatrician helped us to treat the C. Diff infection he got from St. Luke's hospital and having that cleared made a huge difference in his vomiting episodes. We set out on a gut healing journey and saw steady progress. Then, we started seeing a chiropractor for adjustments a few times a week, and within less than a month, he went over 2 weeks without a vomiting episode, which was huge for him! We felt like he got his life back, and we could see his development increase exponentially. He kept getting better and better and eventually went 3-4 months episode free! It was absolutely amazing and miraculous! It was like we finally had our son back! He was still doing chiropractic, clean eating and supplementation in addition to several other holistic treatments, but as we started to wean him off of it, he had a bit of a relapse and had several more episodes—not nearly as bad as they used to be.

We had discussed parasites being a possible root cause when we were back in Idaho, but he was too small to start most of the available parasite protocols, so we sought other treatments. In some God orchestrated events that took place, my dad connected us with an amazing and well sought after parasitologist [from Russia, actually]. She put together a custom protocol for his specific symptoms. Since we’ve started him on the protocol, he hasn’t had a single episode, we’ve seen parasites passed [in his stool], his speech and language development has been significant, he’s gained even more weight (he is now above average for his age), and his mood is so much happier! We’re so over the moon for the improvements we have seen, and we haven’t even finished the protocol yet! It’s actually a very long and intensive protocol, but we’re sticking to it and can’t wait to see what more results will come from it.

This has been such an answer to prayer, and as much as we would have loved for Cyrus to be miraculously healed and to move on, the process that the Lord has brought us through over the last couple of years has been very important for our family. We have had to learn so much about health and healing, how God designed our bodies to heal, and we are so much of a healthier family now because of it. I feel more equipped as a mother to be able to manage the health needs of all of my family and to keep us all strong and healthy. I am so grateful for what the Lord has brought us through and for what we’ve learned on this journey.

Lots of tears and sleepless nights came as we tried to navigate the unknown with Cyrus’ health issues, but no matter how difficult it was, we were so grateful to be able to have him in our arms and care for him on our terms as parents.

I would also like to note that the 3 major things that made the biggest improvement in his healing are all things that the hospital and CPS would never provide—holistic gut healing care, chiropractic work, and parasite cleansing. If you leave loving parents to care for their children, they will go to the ends of the earth to find healing. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to do that!

From his 2nd birthday until his 3rd birthday today, prayers have looked a little different. I really don’t have much to ask for partly because after losing the most precious thing I had, I realized that nothing else in my world mattered, and once we had our sweet Cyrus back, my desires have never been the same. Through all of this, the Lord taught me contentment and my only "ask" has been that it
stays just like this. With my faith and my family, there is really nothing else I could ask for.

As difficult as some of the things we went through have been, now that we are on the other side of it, it really makes each and every moment and experience so much more rich and vibrant, and we experience them with much more gratitude than we ever would have before. I consider that a gift, and for that reason, I thank God for the difficult times.

Cyrus, my sweet first born…by looking at you, I think I understand the kind of love that our Heavenly Father has for all of us, and for the first time in my life, I think I understand how God sees me, His child. Thank you for showing your dad and I a love that words can’t express but overflows our hearts with joy.

I pray you grow up to be a strong man of God, who is honest, hard working, honorable, humble, and kind. I can’t wait to see what God has in store for you this next year! I love you so much!

Happy birthday, Cyrus James!

Baby Cyrus Quick Links:

Isaiah 44:28 "That saith of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure."

Isaiah 45:1-3 "Thus saith the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings…I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight…that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel."
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