Reminiscing in old age--Fiction; Terminally ill--Fiction; Domestic fiction; Christmas stories
Annie Wood is broken-hearted when her oldest sister Till leaves home to marry a young man of dubious character. The family is never again quite the same. Over the years, Till's visits home become fewer, and then stop completely.
As the Christmas of 1964 approaches, an older Annie remembers another Christmas many years before-Till's last with the family. As Annie retraces the memories of her childhood, she contemplates the choices we make that separate us from our loved ones, and the power of Christ that brings us back together again.
Could it be that whatever our choices-or chances-Christ will find His way into our hearts?
Based on True Events
The great grandmother of the nieces and nephews of author Marilyn Brown actually spoke of the visitors she saw by her bedside when she died. It is an inspiring true story, retold by family members many times, always with heartfelt anticipation for the joyful reunions all of us hope to experience someday. [from publisher website]