Look at these two cutie sisters. No, these two girls aren't adopted or half-sisters, —they are full sisters, who, due to the weirdness of genetics, just happen to have different skin tones. Willimina (the older girl) and Valentina (the lil' baby) have the same parents but they came out looking different from each other. That's how science sometimes works.
Pictures of this family were posted on Facebook's popular "Love What Matters" page, along with a caption written by the girls' mom.
She explained that when Willimina was born, everyone said she looked just like her dad, Cortez. So when they were expecting Valentina, their second child, she joked that maybe this baby would look just like her. But she says, "Never in a million years would I have guessed she would be born with fair skin, auburn hair, blue eyes, and truly my mini me." Apparently the only difference the older girl sees between herself and her baby sister are those "big chunky cheeks."
Their mom continued, writing:
Do I worry about them growing up in this crazy world with 'different skin colors?' No, not at all. My husband and I will raise them no differently, treat them no differently, and, most importantly, love them no differently. Kids are colorblind and love is every color of the rainbow. Genetics do crazy things and skin color doesn't matter in the eyes of children. Love is love!
And it looks like these kids from the same parents ending up with different skin tones isn't that unusual. Many people in the comments posted pictures of their families, with similar characteristics.
Genetics may be unpredictable, but like the title of the Facebook page, love is what really matters. And it looks like there's a whole lot of that in this family.