For households who choose to observe the holiday, Christmas is a time filled with warmth and happiness.
However, when John Dorroh from Illinois was a little kid, he often pondered the reason for his mother’s habitual departure on the evening before Christmas.
After all, the night before Christmas is just as thrilling as Christmas itself, and families celebrate both days of the holiday together almost without exception. Even though he never received a response to his question while his mother was still living, he was caught aback by the account she told after she passed away.
Sue was the mother who finished shopping for Christmas before Thanksgiving, and she always made sure that her child was taken care of and kept safe rather than leaving him home alone.
As a result, h er frequent absences caused something of a mystery to develop among the family, but they were willing to overlook it since she always returned as promised within a few hours after her departure. This yearly observance lasted right up to the time she went away.
John eventually found out where his mother had gone when she passed away in the year 1990. The news was dropped on him when he opened a cryptic letter that had been sent to him from an unknown sender identified only as Robert.
Sue was a generous person who made sure that other families were able to take pleasure in the splendor of Christmas. The letter read, “Dear Johnny, I just wanted you to know how much my family and I appreciate what your mother has done for us for all of these years.
Every year on Christmas Eve day your mother comes to my house dress like Mrs. Claus and gives my kids a Christmas that we can’t afford to give them. She has given them shoes, shirts, jeans, toys, and candy. I know that your heart is sad and that you are missing Miss Sue.
We do, too. We adored her and just wanted you to know what she has done for us. Love, Robert and Nellie and the kids.”