Our world is full of difficulties and sorrows, but it also contains unbelievable miracles that give us hope and inspire us to work harder for a better future. The Sun has a story today about a British couple that has been blessed with twins twice!
Dean Durrant and Alison Spooner are the lucky British couple who gave birth to their first set of twin baby daughters in 2001. Because they are mixed, they expected their twins to have a mix of both races.
However, things did not go as planned for the newlyweds. Lauren, one of the twins, was born white while Hayleigh, the other, was born black, which is a 1 in 500,000 chance.
In 2009, the charming couple received yet another big surprise from fate. They were expecting twin baby daughters for the second time! And, like last time, Baby Miya was born black and Baby Leah was born white, giving them the world’s first family to have two pairs of twins, each with their unique color; truly stunning!
Hayleigh, 18, told The Sun in an exclusive interview that people don’t believe them when they see them:
“There are some folks that are quite disrespectful. ‘You’re lying, you’re not twins — prove it!’ they’ll say.
“So we’ll recite the same address or take out our passports.” It’s amusing to witness people’s expressions of surprise. It was tough for us to adjust to college because there were so many different groupings of Asian, white, and black students.”
“When the black gang tried to integrate me, I told them, ‘This is my white twin sister.’”
“No one could believe what they were hearing. People stare at us as if it were a miracle. I still can’t believe we’re twins.”
Lauren also mentioned that Hayleigh is her best friend:
“Most people think of us as closest friends rather than sisters, let alone twins.”
“That makes me happy because she is my best buddy.” We’re going out partying as a group. When the bouncers find out we’re connected, they’re going to be shocked.”
Alison, the twins’ mother, described herself as “very delighted and elated” with them:
“It’s hard for me to believe my miracle children are turning 18.”
“Apart from their appearances, they are best friends and extremely close in every manner. It took me a long time to figure out how they could appear so dissimilar.”
“With their buddies, they’ve become more of a phenomenon.” In biology class, their school used to have a large image of them. No one could comprehend or accept it.”
Leah, their younger sister, similarly expressed her deep affection for her big sisters:
“Lauren and Hayleigh are my heroines,” says the author.
“I have a soft spot for my older sisters.” We aspire to be like them when we grow up, but we don’t get to see them because they are always at college or at work.”
This lovely family deserves to be praised and adored! We adore them because they signify pure love without bounds or preconceived assumptions.