For a single mother who wrote to Globe Santa this year, the blessings of a loving family have been felt even more deeply as she has worked to overcome a serious illness.
She wants her children — who so often have been the source of her strength — to experience the wonder of finding presents from Santa Claus on Christmas morning.
But without help, she is afraid they’ll miss out on that magical moment.
“It’s hard for me to explain how deserving of a good Christmas my children are,” wrote the mother from north of Boston. “We are making it, together. But surviving is different than thriving.”
Her 6-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son have come to understand that their mother’s cerebral palsy makes it impossible for her to do many of the things other parents do, and thus far they also seem blissfully unaware that they don’t have as much, materially, as most of their friends.
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