Christmas Miracles and Holiday Blues
Christmas is a time for miracles and many of the best holiday movies remind us about the meaning of the season! It's a Wonderful Life is one of my favorite holiday movies. The idea of how one person's choices can influence a whole town and bring about a miracle is just one reason I love this old classic. I'm sure you've seen the movie and probably can quote some of the more famous lines from it! If not, you really should check it out. I'm sure it's playing on many of the television channels throughout December.
This movie's message is so important to me that I featured a small nod to it in my Christmas novella- A Christmas Accident.
|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?|
In A Christmas Accident, I use a real piece of my family history in the story. Just like the main character, my mom was in a coma. They thought she'd never make it...however, just like in the story, she does wake up. While my mom's miracle didn't happen during the Christmas holiday, I can't help but think of my mom during this time of year. She survived her coma and lived ten more years, seeing two more of her daughters married and meeting two of her grandchildren.
|The Christmas I got my baton!|
However, it was two days before Christmas over fifteen years ago that I lost her. So Christmas and my mom's passing are forever connected. This brings about the holiday blues. My holiday season is bittersweet. I have so many wonderful memories of spending Christmas with my family, the times mom and I decorated cookies, made dinner and wrapped presents. I'm fortunate that she got to know my children and that they remember her fondly. Yet, each Christmas there's a hole in my heart, which is why I used a real-life event in my Christmas story. I wanted to pay tribute to her and the miracle which gave me ten more years with her.
If you want to read more about the miracle we experienced, check out A Christmas Accident, the third story of the Wilder Sisters (can be read as a stand alone). Only $0.99 and a perfect short holiday read! AMAZON
What is your holiday season like? What memories do you have of that time?