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Dec. 24, 2022

Episode #42 My Fathers Christmas Legacy/A Christmas Parable Based On A Real Event

Episode #42 My Fathers Christmas Legacy/A Christmas Parable Based On A Real Event

So on this episode we are going to do something a little different its going to be just you and me. As I have done this podcast and you have listened and interacted with me I feel like we have come to know each other. Quite frankly its something I hadn’t counted on but I am glad it has happened. So I want to tell you a little more about me and my family. We love Christmas around our house. I is a big, big deal. Don’t get me wrong, we love the food the lights, and the presents. More than that however we love the meaning and feeling of Christmas. People’s hearts seem to be a little more open not just to their fellow man but to God. For me Christmas has even a deeper meaning. It’s a connection back to my earthly father. See he left me a legacy during Christmas. Its one I have tried to live up to. That legacy has become a tradition. This legacy and tradition will be evident by the end of the story. First let me say that this story is based on a true event that happened when I was eight years old. I saw it..or at least part of it as an eight year old boy then explained to me in depth at the age of sixteen. I had to fill in the gaps of people and events story can be told in a way that would engage the listener. I have also changed the names of some of the characters to protect their privacy. Now the event near the end of the story that I witnessed as an 8 year old boy did happen. At the end of this story I will tell you exactly how things happened in real life and how I actually came to know about so that you the listener now exactly what happened. So think of it more like a Christmas parable based on a true event. I feel like the story now needs to be told in a very public way for some reason that I can’t explain. Now one of the things I have come to love about this experience is that it’s not an exclusively fundamentalist story, it’s not even an exclusively Mormon type of story. So this experience and this episode can be shared with anybody. But before we begin I want to tell you the listener how very grateful I am that you have spent so many hours here with me. I have been blessed to do this podcast and have been blessed by you listening and on occasion interacting with you. My hope is that this story will help you feel the true meaning of Christmas, that perhaps it will make the season a little more bright.

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