Pei Xia Chen said her “miracle” baby Angelina has her faith in god.
The widow of a New York City detective murdered in the line of duty, said that she now believes in God, after the giving of birth of the spouses “miracle” baby of three years after the death of her husband.
Pei Xia Chen, told PIX11 on Wednesday that the birth of the couple’s baby through in vitro fertilization changed her perspective on religion. Chen, whose husband, NYPD detective Wenjian Liu and partner Rafael Ramos were shot and killed in 2014, gave birth to her daughter Angelina, “Angel” for short, in July 2017.
“I have no religion,” Chen said. “Now, I … I believe in God now, and I want to have faith in my life.”
The proud mother had Angelina baptized Catholic on New York’s st Patrick’s Cathedral on father’s day weekend. Nypd commissioner James O’neill, who was also present at the baptism.
“I believe that they are a gift of God,” Chen said of Angelina. “That is the reason that I wanted to be baptized. She is like an angel to me, and they have changed my life.”
In 2014, Chen had asked doctors in the hospital to the preservation of her husband’s sperm to give her the option of having their child. She was married to Liu for three months.
Weijian Liu and his partner Rafael Ramos were shot and killed in 2014.
“He always wanted a baby, so something just came to my mind,” Chen told PIX11. “It Was possible to have his sperm?”
NYPD COP’S DAUGHTER WAS BORN THREE YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH
Chen called beginning in vitro fertilization procedures in October 2016, says it is “very difficult” to go through the process of artificial insemination.
“Thank God, it worked for me the first time,” Chen said. “I believe that my husband looked out for me. I was so grateful that it worked.”
Chen earlier said she had a dream of Liu in a white dress looking like an angel, and he gave her a baby, and he said: ‘It is a girl, a little angel.'” She added that she is still not let Liu’s parents know about the pregnancy until a month before she was about to give birth to avoid stress.
Widow Pei Xia Chen reacts while with a photo of slain New York Police department officer Wenjian Liu as his casket departs his funeral in the Brooklyn borough of New York January 4, 2015. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri)
The widow said Angelina is “a good, great baby” who makes her smile all the time now.”
“I want to [Angelina] to believe in God and have faith in her life. I want her to believe that her father is watching her from heaven,” she continued.
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