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  • The hours late, should go to bed near midnight I believe, but memories keep me wide awake this snowy Christmas Eve.

  • Yes, memories of my kids moved on, each has their separate life, and how the holidays have changed since angels took my wife.

  • The toys, the food, the Christmas cheer, my wife would bear the load because I work most holidays, State Trooper on the road.

  • Just sitting in my easy chair, so many years retired.

  • I reminisce of times gone by and all that has transpired, of all the many happenings that seem to come to light.

  • A multitude of them occurred right on this very night.

  • A drunken woman in a wreck who died on Christmas Eve leaves memories of a tragic case most people can't believe.

  • I had to drive to where she lived to tell her next of kin.

  • Found the rundown mobile home she had been living in.

  • The person answering the door I still recall today, a little girl about four years old.

  • She said "I'm Sue McKay."

  • I asked her if her dad was home and felt the longest pause.

  • She said "My daddy ran away. You must be Santa Claus."

  • "My mommy said you'd come tonight if I just stayed in bed and bring a pretty doll for me."

  • "It's what my mommy said."

  • I broke the rules that Christmas Eve, did not call child's care.

  • They'd merely put her in a room, and that I couldn't bear.

  • I picked her up, took her home, my wife tucked her in bed and wrapped a pretty doll for her just like mommy said.

  • Adopted by a loving home and soon they moved away.

  • I won't forget that Christmas Eve and little Sue McKay.

  • Another bitter Christmas Eve a blizzard to behold, and it left a family in a ditch, just trapped there in the cold.

  • By grace of god I spotted them, all cold and gaunt with fright.

  • Drove them to a motel room to safely spend the night.

  • One Christmas Eve a homeless man shivering and wet was trying hard to get a ride, I'm sure he'd never get.

  • I picked him up and drove him to a diner on the hill to warm his bones and left him with a five dollar bill.

  • Strange how when you're all alone what memories you recall.

  • You think of everything you've done and was it worth it all.

  • I think about my God, my job, my children, and my wife.

  • Would I do it all the same, could I re-live my life?

  • Then comes a knock upon my door.

  • This late who could it be?

  • A neighbor, or has Santa Claus come to visit me?

  • The figure standing in the cold gives me a sudden fright.

  • A trooper with that solemn look, dear God, who's died tonight?

  • I'm flashing back to bygone years how I'd often stood on someone's porch to bring them news, and it was never good.

  • Is this how life gets back at me for misery I've induced, where pain I've caused some other folks has now come home to roost?

  • But looking in the troopers eyes my mind is in a whirl.

  • I see a pleasant countenance.

  • The trooper is a girl.

  • She smiled and reached to shake my hand and silence wasn't broke until a tear rolled down her cheek, and then she softly spoke.

  • "I'm sure you don't remember me, but thought I'd stop and say..."

  • "God bless you on this Christmas Eve. I'm Trooper Sue McKay."

The hours late, should go to bed near midnight I believe, but memories keep me wide awake this snowy Christmas Eve.

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My Christmas Eve

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    ayane posted on 2019/11/07
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