On Christmas morning, Christmas Angel appeared at a nursing home. She saw a senior sitting all by himself.
“I have been sent to help you,” said Christmas Angel. “What is your name?”
“My name is John,” said the senior. “I’m not sure why you have been sent to help me. Everything seems to be going just fine in my life.”
“That is good to hear,” said Christmas Angel.
“I have a roof over my head,” said John. “And a wonderful woman who wants to marry me.”
“Well,” said Christmas Angel. “I am so happy for the two of you. Have you set a date?”
“I turned her down,” said John.
Christmas Angel knew right away that she was sent here to make sure that John did get married.
“John,” said Christmas Angel. “Why did you turn her down?”
“Hazel and I are much too old to get married,” John explained. “We are both over 85.”
“That is nonsense,” said Christmas Angel. “You are never too old to get married. Wouldn’t it be better to be happy in your last years than to be lonely?”
“I do suppose that is true,” said John.
There was a knock on John’s door.
“John,” said Mrs. Reynolds, a nurse. “Come quick. Hazel just slipped on the ice.”
“Oh dear!” exclaimed John, rushing out the door and down the hall.
“Hazel,” said John, seeing her lying on her bed. “Are you okay?”
“I am just a little bruised,” said Hazel. “But I will be fine.”
“You sure did scare me,” said John, taking Hazel’s hand in his.
“Maybe it is time to think about what we were talking about earlier,” said Christmas Angel.
“Yes,” said John. “I think you are right.”
“Who are you talking to?” asked Hazel.
“I am the Christmas Angel,” said Christmas Angel. “Hazel cannot see me or hear me.”
“Hazel,” said John, getting down on his knees. “Will you marry me?”
“Oh I certainly will,” said Hazel.
“Thank you Christmas Angel,” whispered John.
“You are welcome John,” said Christmas Angel. “Merry Christmas!”
“When are we going to get married?” asked Hazel.
“I think right now is as good of a time as any,” said John.
Hazel and John were married that Christmas Day and they enjoyed many happy years together.
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