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A Christmas of Miracles Do You Believe?

Updated on December 17, 2012
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Little Addie


Little Addie sat in her hospital room, feeling alone and scared. She was only six years old. She was sick she had something called Leukemia plus tumors in her head. She couldn’t understand much about it but it made her throw up where she could hardly walk.

It was Christmas time and everyone was happy having fun except her Mom and little brother. Little brother couldn’t understand why she couldn’t come home. Her mom was trying not to cry but Addie could see the tears.

At night Addie would look up to heaven and wish and pray to the God and a friend name Jesus. Wondering what can He do? In Sunday school she was told about Him, and she saw her mom praying to Him a lot but she just didn’t understand what He could do.

All the treatments have made her lose her hair. She now wore hats and scarfs… Everyone around her smiled but she saw the tears.

People from the church came to see them.. They brought food and toys and lots of love. But they didn’t make her well.

The sting of death

Have many to come

To the door of mercy

That follows of thee

As those never filled with worries

Foretold

Ones of fairy tales

That would weave us stories

While visions change

As life decides to arrange

While their laughter that is bursting with flavor

While finally it’s time to say goodbye

Lots of people from the church came to pray over her. The Preacher and his wife smiled and believed. Her mother sang some very sweet songs. Addie sat back in amazement was so relieved.

Addie smiled so softly and whispered

"Oh Mom, It’s not the end

But the start of a brand new day!

New thoughts from our hearts

Through a sea of yearning still

Just think me close to home today

Picture me by your side

With lots of bits of love

Where there is no more misery

And loneliness disappears

And you will know I am near

I know I am locked in your heart

You will never be alone from the start!"

God had other intentions for Addie. He reached down and touched her head, made the tumors disappear, then He touched her little body and cancer in her stomach was gone.

The people cheered and the doctors were amazed.

Christmas day was here and Santa had come to visit. With lots of toys galore and lots of food.. But Addie wanted to take her toys and food to those children she had met, the ones that their parents had no money to buy food or toys. She had seen the saddest and her heart broke for them.

Addie might have been only six years old but she knew what God wanted her to do. To help all the other children that she could.

They were sitting around the Christmas tree, singing about Jesus. The hope she had in her heart. The love for all of mankind that Jesus taught and the Mercy he gave.

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Merry Christmas to all

And to all a good night!

I heard the bells on Christmas Day


To all my sweet friends on the Hub, my heart hurts that everyone is so sad and discouraged. I have to admit I have felt the same way, and I guess still do. But we must not give up hope and we must continue to love, and not hate.

There will probably be a lot of people that get mad at me for writing this, but I want you to know you are loved.

This is a true story.. Her real name is Lucy!.. She is precious.



By: Debbie Brooks

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    • tillsontitan profile image

      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      How could anyone possibly be mad at you for writing such a beautiful, heartfelt story. The glory of God is ever present if we can only see it! Bless you and yours this holiday season!

      Voted up, useful, awesome, and beautiful.

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      Live To Write 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Beautiful story Deborah, and again it is proof of why you are the heart of this Hubland. I pray for blessings for you and your family this season, and certainly all of the coming year!!!!!

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I'm not sure how anyone could be mad about a message of love and hope....there is a time for mourning and a time for hope....as a species, we keep moving forward. We take our hits and keep moving...that's who we are.

      Lovely message my friend.

      blessings and love,

      bill

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Tillsontitan thank you and bless you and yours this Christmas seasons

      thank you for voting up and all

      debbie

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Laurinzo.... I pray for for blessings for you this Christmas.. you have been a wonderful friend and very loyal

      blessings

      Debbie

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Bi thank you that means so much to me what you just said.. God Bless you my friend

      Debbie

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this. Miracle... Let me share this: One of the thing I did for the masons was visit the sick. They say I was good at it. 5 people lived on.Their families (not me) attribute their recovery to my visit(s). Miracles?

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Deborah - Such a heartfelt story. So amazing that it is true, also. What a darling Lucy is. She and all the other children deserve our love, understanding, and attention constantly. Let's hope the all start getting it. Great job!

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Picture me by your side

      With lots of bits of love

      Where there is no more misery

      And loneliness disappears

      And you will know I am near

      I know I am locked in your heart

      You will never be alone from the start!"

      Oh Debbie my very dear friend what a tender,precious and beautiful story. I send lots of clove a hugs to Lucy and her family.

      You are so right in the midst of sadness,cruelty and disbelief there is happiness.It may take a little longer to find it ;but it is there and awaits until we are ready to receive.

      This beautiful story my dear friend says everything about you ;your warm heart,your love and care for others is so evident in all you share but more so in this true gem.

      I vote up and share all around.

      I am, so so proud to call you my friend and here's to a long time to come of friendship and also of poetry and gems to share. I wish you a wonderful day.

      Lots of love Debbie

      From Eddy.

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      dreamseeker2 4 years ago

      I'm not mad...I truly enjoyed your story of the little girl and her Christmas miracle. Also for the reminder that Christmas is not about gift giving and all it brings, but about love. Thanks for sharing this, Debbie. Voted up and awesome! : )

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      Mary 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      This is a beautiful story Deb & one worthy of being in print for sure... I do hope everything will be ok for you - sending merry Christmas cheer from Oz...

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      Joanna Chandler 4 years ago from On planet Earth

      Hi this was wonderful Debbie!!!

      Well written and i am happy that God touched Lucy. May God continue to bless her and her family. Hold FAITH all will be well GOD has promise never to leave us never to leave me alone..............

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      Zipper 4 years ago from United States

      I always enjoy hearing about one of God's miracles. Thank you for sharing little Lucy's story. We never know when God will send one of his miracles that is why we should never give up hope for a loved one. When he does not send a miracle it is for a reason we don't understand.

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      Emilyfed 4 years ago from A world of my own

      Its a wonderful, heartwarming hub Deborah. I enjoyed it from the beginning.

      Thanks for sharing such a lovely story with us.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Martin.. that is so wonderful visiting the sick and helping out.. it means so much to people when you give a helping hand.. God Bless you my friend.. and Merry Christmas.. I am so blessed to call you friend.. and thank you for sharing

      Richard it is so good to see you my friend.. I am so glad you are out of the hospital for Christmas.. Lucy is amazing.. you would not know she has been sick except her hair is gone and she has to wear hates and scarves.. she loves Jesus!!

      Merry Christmas my friend

      Debbie

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Eddy my sweet friend in wales.. You are most precious to me.. Lucy is doing good.. You ought to see her singing ion the children's choir.. she has to wear scarves etc.. but you would not know she has been sick.. God Bless you my friend and Merry Christmas

      Debbie

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Dreamseeker

      Carter

      lady fiddler

      thank you all for your love and support.. You all are so awesome and write such wonderful blessed hubs.. God Bless you this Christmas Season

      Debbie

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      ZipperConstantine so nice to see you.. God is in the job of Miracles.. when you think everything is lost then there is our wonderful God and He is making another miracle. God Bless you and Keep you this wonderful Christmas season

      Emily Fed.. so good to see you.. thank you for visiting and commenting

      Merry Christmas

      Debbie

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      Joanna Chandler 4 years ago from On planet Earth

      You're ever so welcome my dear.

      Have a bless night

      May Angels stand guard over your bed side

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Lady Fiddler same to you my friend

      Debbie

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      Christina M. Castro 4 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

      Such a beautiful story, Deborah. Losing a child is devastating to those who really on the visible, But heaven gaining an angel is an awesome thing. And those who believe in the unseen can accomplish the best. God bless everyone who has a child with cancer. They become the strongest when their little one is the weakest. By the way the name Lucy means Light.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      CM Lucy mean light? wow I love that.. it is so good to see you.. I pray you are having a great Christmas..

      God Bless you my friend

      Debbie

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      Ok..i was wrong - THIS is your best work yet! Not only were tears streaming - this child's 'old soul' and insight were...staggering...heartbreaking...beautiful..

      loved every single word and will post on my fb page and everywhere else!

      THIS is a keeper - inspirational, uplifting, and touching..

      Someone needs to make a movie...lol.

      Love to you and here's to many more 'miracles',my friend..

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Leslie.. you are simply so awesome .. a great friend. with a wonderful heart.. I am sop blessed to know you.. God Bless you my dearest.. and I pray for lots of happiness the desires of your heart..

      Debbie

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      lovedoctor926 4 years ago

      I agree with the comments here. such a beautiful, touching and uplifting story. Yes, I believe in miracles. God works in mysterious ways, but in order for miracles to happen, you must first have faith that you are going to get well and believe it with all of your heart. Despite everything, the little girl had hope in her heart and a positive outlook on life. Voting up!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. God loves all children and at Christmas there are Christmas angels to guide them. Wonderful story of inspiration and so glad it all worked out. God bless. Passing this on.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      Deborah,

      I believe in miracles and I'm still waiting for miracles.

      Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

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      blessedp 4 years ago

      Wonderful story I love it, Praise Jesus He still works miracle. We need more testimonial stories like yours to be published to the world; there is hope in Christ Jesus if we only believe.

      Thank you very much I was touched. Merry Christmas to you and a blessed New Year.

      Christ is for the season.

      Voted up.

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      Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

      What an amazing and beautiful story Deborah, such a lovely ending, and beautiful just in time for Christmas, nell

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Love doctor

      Lucy's parents are Christians and they taught her the love of God..

      she is a wonderful little girl.

      Merry Christmas

      Debbie

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      gypsy..'thank you for passing this on.. you are so right God loves all children.. Jesus said all little children come to me.. she is but a little child.. that loves Jesus

      Merry Christmas my friend

      Debbie

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Vinaya Ghimire I believe in miracles too and I believe.. God bless you'

      Merry Christmas

      Blessedp God Bless you Jesus is the reason for the season

      god Bless you

      Merry Christmas

      Debbie

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Nell my friend.. so good to see you.. how are you?

      Merry Christmas

      Debbie

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      Honey Halley 4 years ago from Illinois

      What an amazing story and a remarkable little girl. I also have a close little friend suffering from leukemia and her Mom is a real trooper through it all. This is the third read of my 26 in honor of the Sandy Hook victims. I read this in memory of Olivia Engel, 7/18/06, female.

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      Maria Jordan 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dear Debbie,

      This is a heartfelt and inspirational story and poem about a brave soul indeed, Lucy.

      In response to the challenge set forth by our Honey BB, this is the 17th of 26 hubs that I intend to read today.

      This is read in honor of Jack Pinto (05-06-06) and may his sweet soul rest in peace.

      Merry Christmas to you and yours. Hugs, Maria

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Honey I thank you so good to see you.. blessings to you

      Martie..

      I need to check out this challenge Honey has going on..

      Merry C hristmas

      Happy New year

      Debbie

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I do believe that miracle of Christmas. Thanks for writing and share with us. Voted up and Merry Christmas.

      Prasetio

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      prasetio thank you for visiting and commenting.. I believe too

      Happy New year to you

      Debbie

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      Beautiful story and a beautiful little girl. Thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Moon lake merry christmas

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      Gail Sobotkin 4 years ago from South Carolina

      Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful Christmas miracle with us and for bestowing your love on us.

      Am voting this up, beautiful, awesome, useful and interesting.

      Am also sending a Hub Bouquet of Hugs & Love and Wishes that You Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,

      Blessings, Peace and Love,

      Gail

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      Sunnie Day 4 years ago

      God bless you Debbie for sharing this wonderful heartwarming story of Addie and bless that little angel that in her six years she gets it...the love of God bestowed upon us surely is to be shared.

      Love and hugs.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Happy Boomer Nurse

      Sunnie..

      thank you both and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you both

      God bless you

      Debbie

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      gingerka 4 years ago from Colorado

      I loved this story.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      ginger thank you and Happy New year

      Debbie

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      Zia Uddin 4 years ago

      I'm not a poetic person but that was beautiful. Maybe I should take a keen interest in poetry and know and understand more about these wonderful stories. keep up the good work.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      aziza

      thank you my friend

      happy New year

      Debbie

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      What a heartwarming tale. This is so encouraging and loving and I enjoyed reading every word. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Carol thank you my dear.. Happy New year to you

      Debbie

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      "We must continue to love and not hate." That is the bottom line. Too much time is invested in hating and one upping someone else. Life is too short to live that way. Love and care and share and let the pettiness alone.

      thank you for sharing this.

      Happy New Year

      Sending you Angels :) ps

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      pstraubie48... thank you for the Angels.. you are a blessings to me..

      God bless and have a great new year

      Debbie

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      Shirley 4 years ago

      love this story. bless you

      Debbie

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Shirley thank you so good to see you and bless you shirley

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