25 Days of Christmas: The Gift of Miracles with Thomas Amo

Today, we have Thomas Amo, author of An Apple for Zoe and the new Let’s Get Lade, visiting with us on the blog!

TheGift of Miracles
Christmas is in fourdays and so many people lose sight of what this day actually reallyand truly means. For the kids, it means toys, to the teens it means,an iPad, cellphone, laptop, money. To the parents it means, can I payfor all of this and not use a credit card?
But for me, Thomas Amo,it means in a world that has become sometimes not a very nice placeto be, God is still God and a beautiful little girl named, AlyssaMowrey will be spending this Christmas with her family thanks be tohis mercy. Christin and I became friends via Twitter earlier thisyear. We spoke on the phone once and instantly she has that abilityto turn a complete stranger into more than just a friend, she makesyou feel like family. We tweeted and even came up with the hashtag#BNFF which stands for Best Nerd Friends Forever. Because we werenerds and nerds stick together. This caught on and others joined ournerd herd, but when the terrible accident that happened in Octoberthis year, when three little angels were hit by a car while crossingthe street, Christin reminded me that her unwavering faith in God andher humble attitude towards the events that would put virtually anyparent on a razor’s edge, she set the example to me of what aChristian is.
Sadly, Mia, one of threeangels lost her life in that terrible accident. Some will feel if Godis so merciful then why didn’t all 3 survive. None of us can everknow that answer and I won’t speculate on it. My heart aches forthe loss of little Mia, because even though I did not know her, I amcertain her smile was brighter than any star in the heavens. For herfamily this is a time that they will need all the support and love wecan muster. Please include them in your thoughts and prayers.

Alyssa has come leapsand bounds from where her life was two months ago. This is not to sayit’s an easy road ahead, Alyssa has a long way to go, but she has amother who will be right there taking every step with her. Christinhas never wavered in her faith and that is something we could alltake a good lesson on. So I look at the presents under my tree with adifferent eye today than I did last year. Instead of saying, I wantthis or I want that, I can say, I’m so blessed to have this andhave that. I thank the Lord for his mercy and letting us see Alyssaas the miracle and blessing she is and I thank Christin for showingme how to appreciate what Christmas really does mean.

Merry Christmas to all ofyou,
Thomas Amo

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