Holidays are a Time for Miracles
Miracle and 34th Street and It’s a Wonderful Life are two of my favorite movies during the holiday season because they celebrate miracles that happen in our lives. Have you ever had a miracle happen to you? I did!
My mom had a medical condition called Neurocardiogenetic Syncope. Basically the big word means she passes out and her heart could stop. There are triggers. The person’s brain thinks that the heart isn’t getting enough blood and pulls all the blood toward the heart causing a blackout. One day my mom, who was only 45, was washing her hair under the faucet at the bathroom sink. She stood up and walked up the five stairs to the living room. When she reached the top, she passed out. Her heart stopped. My father was there and gave her CPR while my sister called 911. At the hospital, mom was in a coma. We were told that she wasn’t going to make it. She was on a ventilator and not breathing on her own. Vigils were conducted by her bedside. We tried everything to get a response from her. We brought in the dog’s collar and shook it so she’d think that her baby was there. We played music. We talked to her. We bargined with God and we prayed. The doctors said that there was damage to her brain.
One night, my father’s priest was brought into the ICU and placed in a room across from my mom. The priest had a heart attack. He was ready to leave this world after a long and happy life. His family was by his side. They were ready to let him go, but only asked one thing…They wanted him to let them know that he was in heaven. Just as the priest passed away, my mom woke up, alert and trying to talk. She recognized us. The priest’s family heard the commotion and came over. They told us what was said and what happened. They believed it was a sign that he had arrived in heaven. To this day, I count this as a miracle. I was fortunate to have my mom for ten more years because of the priest’s sign to his family.
I want to hear about your miracles. Have any happened to you? I’ve used a piece of this story in my holiday book-A Christmas Accident. At only $0.99, it’s a wonderful read for the holidays and will make you believe in miracles.
Expecting her first child, Sherri Wilder Davison wants nothing more than to spend time with her father over the holidays, but fate has a way of changing her best-laid plans.
Adam Davison is willing to do anything to make his pregnant wife happy. He will face hell to have her home for the holidays.
For Sherri and Adam, the holidays are a time of celebration and love, but this Christmas will be unlike any they have ever faced.
When a horrible blizzard causes an automobile accident that puts the lives of those Sherri loves on the line, can a Christmas miracle save them?