Colton Dixon Calls Twin Girls ‘Miracles’ After One Was Born Without a Heartbeat

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Colton Dixon Calls Twin Girls ‘Miracles’ After One Was Born Without a Heartbeat

By Allyson Vannatta, Senior Writer

Colton and Annie Dixon revealed how they relied on their faith when one of their twin daughters was born without a heartbeat.

Colton explained that Annie had “the perfect pregnancy.” He added, “People would stare at just how well she was carrying not one, but two babies.”

However, when their two twin girls, Athens Elizabeth and Ava Dior, who they call Dior, made their arrival on August 18, the delivery was anything but perfect.

“We never expected our little Ava Dior would arrive in the world without a pulse. In that moment, we had a choice: faith or fear,” Colton told PEOPLE. “We watched and prayed as the doctors and nurses resuscitated our daughter back to life.”

Thankfully, Dior made it through, and is a healthy little baby.

“After several days in the NICU, Dior was able to join us at home, happy and healthy. That was a great day,” he adds. “Life doesn’t always happen the way we want it to, but we believe that life is more about the way we respond to things than what happens to us. We thank God and our amazing doctors and nurses for our two little miracles.”


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And just like that, we are a family of 4! Meet Ava “Dior” and Athens Elizabeth ❤️❤️❤️

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Colton, who earlier this year performed his single “Miracles” at the 28th Annual Movieguide® Awards, told PEOPLE that the song has a new meaning.

“To be honest, this recent journey has given the song a whole new meaning to me.”

When referencing the trial of her delivery, Annie wrote, “The battle is the Lord’s. So thankful.” on her Instagram.

Colton also talked about their story on his Instagram.

He wrote, “We originally wanted to keep this story in the dark, but realized that this is a story of hope that needs to be heard. Just because a situation looks dark or grim doesn’t mean that you agree with it or give it control over the outcome.”

He added, “God says ‘I have given you the keys to the kingdom. Whatever you bind on earth will bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.’”

“Sometimes we have to fight. Our words are a weapon. Our praise is a weapon. God declared us victorious as His sons and daughters, but according to His word, we have to agree with Him…”