A COUPLE has forgiven the drunk driver who killed three of their children – and revealed that they are expecting another baby.
Leila and Danny Abdallah tragically lost two daughters and son on February 1, 2020, when a 4×4 plowed into the group of young people in the western Sydney suburb of Oatlands, Australia.
Sisters Angelina and Sienna, aged 12 and nine, and their brother Antony, aged 13, died after being hit by the uterus while walking to get ice cream with friends.
Their cousin Veronique Sakr, 11, was also killed in the horrific accident.
The husband and wife have publicly forgiven the drug and alcohol driver who robbed them of the three children.
Together, they launched i4Give Day on February 1 this year to encourage others to find someone to forgive, as they did.
They said, “Our four children are now our four saints, and this day is for them. Forgiveness is the greatest gift you can give yourself and others.
“The more you practice, the better you become at it, and it allows you to live peacefully and heal. Forgiveness is more for the forgiver than for the forgiven.”
Now the couple has said they have reason to be hopeful again.
On Wednesday, Leila announced on Instagram that she was pregnant.
“God bless us with a gift from above,” said the 37-year-old with two praying hands of emojis.
‘A NEW LIFE’
Leilia and Danny say the new arrival of yet another baby marks a new beginning for their family.
“We dare to dream again,” she told the Daily Telegraph. “My kids asked if they could have another brother or sister.”
“This is a new life, a new beginning for the children, it has given them a new purpose in life.”
Thursday morning, she shared a series of photos with her kids on Facebook.
“My princess and inspiration Liana. Love you so much, “she wrote.
“You’ll be a great big sister.”
The man who killed the four children was found to be driving erratically and driving heavily intoxicated and on drugs when he lost control of his vehicle.
Samuel William Davidson, 31, was sentenced to 28 years in prison but plans to appeal the verdict.
A consultation was scheduled for May 2022.