|The Sánchez Aedo Arellano family|
January 13, 2009. Mexico City, Mexico. God´s providence can come
in unexpected ways, and for those who learn to see
with the eyes of faith, it is always a blessing.
The following testimony tells the story of a husband and
wife who are expecting a baby with serious birth defects,
and who have already welcomed him as a gift from
We want to share something with all our friends and
relatives. When my wife Coral went in for her ultrasound,
we discovered that our baby will have some genetic deformations.
We do not know yet what it is, but we
know it is serious.
The day of the ultrasound was
definitely a special day, full of new emotions. Coral and
I knew that our baby would be born with some
genetic deformations. We didn’t know what, but we knew and
we had been talking about it. In fact, ever since
our dating days, we had prayed to God that if
he was going to send a baby like that into
the world, he would send him to us. Some people
kill those babies or throw them into the trash. We
thought, if God is going to send a baby like
that into the world, let him send him to us,
because we will love him and care for him like
no one else.
It’s no coincidence that Coral and I are
together and dedicated to forming a family. Things happen for
a reason, and I can say that I feel totally
happy. It’s difficult to explain, but we feel like God
listened to us, and that after giving us the best
parents and siblings, and the best two children, now he
is blessing us with a little being who is incapable
of doing harm to anyone. Fernando (we have already named
him) is coming straight from heaven, and he will go
back to heaven one day. What better “lever” could we
ask for to help us get to heaven, too?
very easy in these times. In our society, if we
don’t want something, we throw it away and change it.
When we got married, Coral and I decided to commit
to each other not just for the good times we
would enjoy together, but for the difficult times that we
knew would come. We knew that together we could overcome
anything that would happen to us. We know now that
the most complicated times are on the way and that
our life will be different, but that it will also
be happier. We are happy people, and we will never
stop being happy.
It is difficult, but we are not alone.
We have each other, our children, our family, and our
friends. God gave us a very special family, with my
children Patricio, Tatiana, and Fernando. Each one is different and
each one is special. We are, I think, the happiest
family in the world. Yesterday God told us that he
wants us in heaven, and he sent us the key
in Fernando. We share this news with so much pride
and affection, and just as we show off our other
children, today we show off Fernando.
Coral, Alonso, Pato, Tatis, and