No Need For Any Presents For Me – I just Received The Best Christmas Present Possible.

A month ago tomorrow, my 95 year-old mom was placed in hospice. No fewer than three times in that time span, the staff at the nursing home and the hospice nurse, expressed to us we should come over as her time on Earth appears to be coming to an end (and received the anointing of the sick).

Now during that time, the good Lord gave me an opportunity to make amends for guilt feelings (that the evil one pounded me with) through one of the great sacraments – confession. By this weekend, I had a peace that had not existed and was finally prepared to deal with my mom’s passing.

Today, my wife and I went over to see mom only to have this occur

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBIM0_pT7Uw&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faK7J3n2TIs&feature=youtu.be

 

I’m usually good for words no matter what, but I’m just going with a Christmas miracle for us.

The staff at the nursing home are about as surprised as we are.

All I can say is Praise God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

P.S. Since before going into hospice care, my mom, who converted to Catholicism at age 93, received the Holy Eucharist yesterday. Today, she is alive unlike she’s been in weeks. When we wheeled her back into the day room, all she could do was keep saying Merry Christmas to everyone… this from a former little old Jewish woman!

P.S.S. The answer from me to this famous question is YES!