On the night before Christmas -- Verichelle's first Christmas on earth -- she asked a Christmas angel: "Tell me the truth, here on earth, are Christmas prayers heard, and tell me if a santa claus is real"
"Yes, Verichelle, all Christmas prayers are heard, and Santa Claus is real!" replied the Christmas angel.
"Really, are you sure?"
"Yes, as sure as your tears and laughter!" added the Christmas angel.
"And Santa Claus' real?" asked Verichelle again.
Verichelle confused and puzzled.
Oh my! How can you explain real things or not real things to a 40-day old baby!
"Well, Verichelle, can you see your mother's love?"
“No” replied Verichelle shaking her milk bottle (she was having her supper -- a bottle of milk).
As Verichelle was praying, the Christmas angel rang the Christmas bell and whispered as it flew to the sky: "Yes, Verichelle, all Christmas prayers are heard and Santa Claus is real, and many many blessings to you and to all on Christmas day!"
Merry Christmas! God bless us every one!
Sydney, Christmas Eve 2013
Note from the author (20 December 2016)
There was once an eight-year old girl, named Virginia O'Hanlon in 1891 asked The (New York) Sun, if there is a santa claus. The answer was published in an editorial called Is There a Santa Claus?. The editorial appeared in the September 21, 1897.