2 Days Before Christmas Story #4

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Beam & Branch Realty TREC #547752

Yesterday, we left off at the incredible near-death experience while I was in the hospital. What was so difficult to grasp was whether or not my visitation really happened or had it been a dream? For months after the event, I grappled with the event knowing in my heart that I had indeed received a great visit and message.

Six months after this event, my husband and I were at a gathering when I noticed the front door opening and saw an elderly man enter who was aided by a walker. I could tell he was very frail and was moving slowly.

The moment I saw this man, I knew that I had to go and tell him my story of when I was in the hospital. The feeling was so strong and undeniable even though I argued with myself that I had told no one of this story and, I had never met this man. There was no doubt that I HAD to tell him the story. 

He finally sat down and I went and sat next to him and told him that although strange, I had a story to share with him. As I began my story, he stopped me mid-sentence and said, "I need my wife to come and hear this."

As she sat down and I began to share the story, both began crying. He gently grabbed my arm and said, "I am the former Chief of Surgery at our local hospital (the same one where I had my near-death experience) and I have heard these stories during the entirety of my career. I have always scoffed them off until I had the same experience you did just a few months ago. I thought I was going crazy. You just confirmed that what I experienced truly happened."

Now at this point, I too am weeping and letting him know that he too just confirmed that my experience was real! Here was this intellectual surgeon who had lived his life not believing in God and now God was providing him with a very real encounter of Him. And also, in what many would call a "chance" encounter, here both of us were receiving a beautiful confirmation of our spiritual experiences.

I never saw this man again after this but I know he left this world knowing God loved him and sent him a special message. From that day forward, I knew it was important that I share my near-death experience in order to provide others with the confirmation that God is real and He never wastes any experiences with Him. This beautiful gift I had just received let me know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I did have a divine visit and message!

My final story of yet another "God-chance" encounter occurred a few years ago and once again is another beautiful story of love, hope, and restoration. This final story will complete my five God-story Christmas blessings series. Merry Christmas!

For the other three Christmas blessings, the links are below:

5 Days Before Christmas Story #1

4 Days Before Christmas Story #2

3 Days Before Christmas Story #3

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Trish Cole
Veterans United Home Loans of Puget Sound NMLS#1907 - Puyallup, WA

What a beautiful story and confirmation.  Wishing you and yours a blessed Christmas and a prosperous New Year, in all ways!

Dec 23, 2021 02:28 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Dr. Paula McDonald 


You are definitely blessed, guided, and connected with Spirit! That was not a chance encounter.

Have you entered any of these in the December Miracles Contest?



Dec 23, 2021 05:19 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist - I must have missed the Christmas Challenge post. Where can I find it?

Dec 23, 2021 05:42 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Hello Dr. Paula McDonald - there are two. You can find them in the AR Contests Group.

They are now featured at the top of the page.  Any one of the four Christmas miracle posts would be great for the challenge hosted by Andrea Bedard and Carol Williams 

Dec 23, 2021 06:01 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I am convinced there are certain people we are meant to meet, and stories that need to be told!

Dec 23, 2021 06:48 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Paula, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Dec 23, 2021 06:49 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Sharing this story is a must! I am glad you shared with that older gentleman as well.

I am looking forward to your last story....

Dec 24, 2021 05:17 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Enjoy the magic of this evening, Paula.  Peace and joy to you and your family!

Dec 24, 2021 05:31 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Paula - sharing is caring, right?  This post as well as the others in this series from you that I have read prove that.  

Dec 24, 2021 06:10 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I just wanted to stop by to wish you and yours a blissful holiday season and a new year of peace and happiness!  

Dec 26, 2021 09:40 AM
Mike Frazier
Carousel Realty of Dyer County - Dyersburg, TN
Northwest Tennessee Realtor

Guess I am reading these in the wrong order but these stories are great!

Dec 30, 2021 09:04 AM