It is with tears in my eyes and a hole in my heart that I write this, as Mike Howard, the “Mountain Santa” left this world for another after losing his battle with cancer. May God bless his family, who are finding the resolve to keep up the tradition, and who are keeping the legend of the Moutain Santa alive in the hearts and minds of the children of this sleepy little Appalachian town.
Do you ever wake up in the morning with your heart just bursting at the seams with love and happiness? I did that very thing just this morning. They say distance makes the heart grow fonder. I sort of agree with that, but I don’t think that it truly makes the heart grow fonder, I