Wednesday, December 10, 2008
The Paper Bag Christmas by Kevin Alan Milne
Dr. Christopher Ringle, a pediatric oncologist, is the last person
you'd expect to find moonlighting as Santa Claus at the mall on the day after Thanksgiving. He recruits nine year old Mo and his older brother as volunteers at a nearby children's hospital for the holiday season. They meet many children and learn alittle more about Christmas than they thought they would.
I found this to be very touching, sensitive and an inspirational story. You will not be able to hold back the tears of sorrow and genuine kindness.
The Paper Bag Christmas affected me so much on a personal level. My daughter Rachel was very sick and reading about some of the children brought up those memories, so I can empathize with them. This time of year is about opening up and inviting others into your hearts.