It was a snowy Christmas Eve day in Kelowna, BC. a snow white mother goose had just had six eggs hatch.
“Oh my!” cried Mother, seeing a shimmering golden gosling in amongst five yellow ones. “What do we have here? You are so beautiful.”
The other five goslings were instantly jealous of the golden gosling. They pecked at her and would not let her eat with them.
“Stop!” cried Mother, shielding the golden gosling from her siblings, by wrapping her in her
wing. “She is your sister. It doesn’t matter that she is different.”
But, to the five yellow goslings, it did matter. They were jealous and they picked on her for the rest of that day.
Mother was distraught. She didn’t know what to do. It seemed the more she protected her golden child, the more the others picked on her.
“And what do we have here,” Mother heard a voice behind her, that evening. “Is this a golden Christmas goose?”
“Oh my! ” cried Mother, seeing Santa Claus standing behind her. “Yes, it is. The others are jealous of her. They won’t stop picking on her. I am so worried because they aren’t letting her eat with them.”
“How about I take her to live with me and Mrs. Claus in the North Pole?” suggested Santa Claus.
This was a very difficult decision for Mother. She knew what she had to do because she still had the other five goslings to raise. She would miss her golden child but she knew she would have a much better life in the North Pole.
“Will I see her again?” asked Mother.
“She will return every Christmas Eve to spend time with you,” said Santa Claus.
“Then it is settled,” said Mother.
“Merry Christmas Mother,” waved the Golden Christmas Goose as Santa Claus gently picked her up and took her into his sleigh.
“Merry Christmas my golden child,” cried Mother. “I will see you Christmas Eve.”
“Yes Mother,” said Golden Christmas Goose. “I will visit with you every single Christmas Eve.”
“Okay,” said Santa Claus, climbing into the sleigh. “Let’s be on our way. I still have lots of Christmas gifts I have to deliver before we get to your new home in the North Pole.”
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