Although Christmas is a time of joy to be spent with our families, some people don’t have it so lucky and the holidays are far more painful than cheerful.
Every once in a while, however, a Christmas miracle comes along to brighten the lives of the people who are experiencing hardship during this time of year.
For families of military men and women serving overseas, the holidays are even more difficult than usual.
Wives, husbands, and children who have a loved one thousands of miles away performing an extremely dangerous job is hard enough but adding the concern of their safety on top of not spending Christmas with them is heartwrenching.
The parent back at home raising the family does the best they can during the season – and make no mistake about it, they do an incredible job holding it all together – but even they experience extreme heartache this time of year.
Nothing says how much a military mom or dad is missed quite like their kids. In fact, having their father or mother home for Christmas is sometimes the only gift they want.
Head to the next page to see what three-year-old Kensley asked Santa for…