A look at real-life Christmas miracles in the USA.
The most wonderful time of the year can, unfortunately, be filled with stress – can I say in-laws, or is it too soon, planning a gastronomic feast that in reality won’t be made because everyone wants the traditional favorites even when they say, let’s just have sushi instead – true story, folks.
Not to mention the obligatory hours spent thinking up present lists, walking around malls or scouring online sites for the best possible gifts, certain to win you the title of “Best Mom/Dad/Sister/Friend ever!” However, there is more to Christmas than mince pies, stockings and the hurried tearing of wrapping paper within the wee hours, and, luckily we are normally blessed with a Christmas miracle or two as well.
Message in the mail
During World War One, a family in South Dakota wanted to skip Christmas that year because they had yet to hear from their son Archie to find out if he was still living and well out by the front. However, he had gone missing and was assumed to have been killed, so the family naturally believed the terrible news.
But the town where they lived in Parker had a rather curious Post Master who the villagers often mocked as they believed that he read all of their post before delivering it to their doors. Luckily for this family, he read a mail from the family’s son, he was not dead but was, in fact, being held as a Prisoner of War and would later return after the war to live into his golden years. Happily, the family chose to celebrate Christmas after receiving the letter.
Two brothers were laboring as window washers on the New York Solo Tower in 2007, when suddenly their scaffolding gave way and led them to plummet 47 storeys into an alley. Unfortunately the one brother, Edgar Moreno, died then and there. However, the second, Alcides was rushed into a hospital for intensive operations, he fell into a coma and woke up within a few days on Christmas morning. The miracle of this, besides surviving a 47 storey fall, is that he woke up with full mental function, and stupefied not only his doctors but much of the medical world at large in doing so. He has also relearnt how to walk.
Come on home
A woman in Colorado within April of 2006 lost her pet dog Daisy, a rat terrier and unfortunately, Daisy stayed lost despite all of her owner’s best efforts. However, On Christmas day that same year, just about 7 months after Daisy ran away, her owner received a call from Knoxville, Tennessee. A kind woman in Tennessee found Daisy wandering around outside her house, picked her up and took her in. After reviewing some of Daisy’s identification managed to track down Daisy’s vet back in Colorado, which is how Daisy managed to be reunited with her owner after a 7 month and 1300 mile journey. Evidently, Christmas miracles abound, all we have to do is look out for them.
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