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It’s Christmas Day and “Mother Theresa,” as Mom Theresa Cavaleri is known, is struggling for her life in Intensive Care Unit.  A seemingly relentless infection has baffled the medical staff for a couple of weeks and has worn her down.

Her nickname is earned as she constantly thinks of others. Even when being awakened in this horribly weakened state, she still says, “Have a seat,” “Thank you,” or “Hi, Bob” before drifting back into a coma-like existence. For seven years, I witnessed, as did the staff at the nursing home, her daily vigils to the chair-side, bedside and table-side of her late husband. She ended up helping a lot of other residents as well. She’s like the prayers that went up for George Bailey in “It’s A Wonderful Life” where the intercessor told God, “He never thinks of himself.”

I can’t say I’m praying for her when I ask for her life to be spared. She and The Lord are two of a kind. If He wishes, He has every right to take her home and she has every right to be with Him. It’s for all of us around her that I beg God not to take her just yet. We need her. I know some of you understand how critical these givers are on the scale of life. You probably have some in your life. So, if you can relate to this plea, I ask you to pray for just a few more years of her Christian witness for the rest of us.

Before Mom got ill, I had a lot of ideas of which presents I wanted to get people and how I wanted to spend Christmas. Now, all I want for Christmas is Mom’s life.

BELOW: ONLY SHE COULD PULL THIS OFF. GOOD-NATURED TEATOTALER MOM KIDDING AROUND AT A RECENT FUND-RAISER FOR HER SON’S H.U.G.S. (HATS, UMBRELLAS, GLOVES, SCARVES) CHARITY. ALWAYS MAKING US LAUGH.

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