Colton Dixon’s song, “Miracles” (from the album of the same name) is the singer’s first single in three years. For six weeks it was the #1 song on the Hot AC/Christian chart. It was a great song when it first came out, but now it’s even better since he experienced his own miracle with the birth of his twin daughters.
“To be honest, this recent journey has given the song a whole new meaning to me,” he told People magazine earlier this month.
After 30 hours of labor and then an emergency cesarean section, Colton’s wife Annie gave birth to Dior and Athens. Only, Dior was born without a pulse.
“In that moment, we had a choice: faith or fear,” the singer says. “We watched and prayed as the doctors and nurses resuscitated our daughter back to life. After several days in the NICU, Dior was able to join us at home, happy and healthy. That was a great day. 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.”
The former American Idol finalist and Annie will share about this scary situation and miraculous recovery with The Doctors’ new host, Dr. Ian Smith, on Monday, September 21, 2020 and yes, there will be pictures. (Click here for local listings.)
Images: @DarlingJuliePhoto/Julia Cox, People magazine and The Media Collective
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