Santa is a jolly old man who brings children what they wish for on Christmas, but sometimes there are things that are too difficult for even Santa to give. Who does he turn to when the gift is just too much?
One Texas hospital director found out when Santa came to visit with some sick children recently.
The kids loved their time with Santa. Getting that special visit lifted their spirits and helped them forget their troubles, if only for a little while.
When it was time for him to leave, Santa had a special request for hospital director Mariana Whitley Tumlinson.
“I keep getting choked up with this photo,” she wrote in a Facebook post. “Today, after Santa visited our patients and was on his way out, he noticed our Chapel. He asked if he could go in and pray for the kids he just visited.
“I, of course, said yes,” she continued. “I didn’t walk in with him right away but when I did I was so moved by this image I had to capture it.”
Santa knew that there were some special gifts that even he couldn’t grant. He went to God to ask him to give these children and their families the health and healing they so greatly desired.
“What a great reminder of the reason for the season,” Mariana wrote, adding, “#reasonfortheseason #myfavoritesanta.”
A great reminder, indeed!
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