TODAY | December 23, 2013
>>> the christmas season is all about family and faith, and this is a remarkable story about both.
>> it's from our friend, the best selling author of the godwink series described as life changing experiences.
>> and ted harris ' story is just that. take a look.
>> my wife cathy and i were married 40 years. it was a wonderful marriage. christmas was cathy 's favorite holiday. her policy was, you can't decorate too much. i would string the lights outside. while she turned the inside into a christmas wonderland . every year, she gave the children and me a special ornament. one year, mine was a little picture frame with her smiling face. when you pressed a button, it would say, merry christmas , honey. i love you. have a happy new year. that smile is what characterized cathy . she wore it every day in her battle with ovarian cancer . for five and a half years. christmas eve 2010 was the worst day of my life. that was the day i had to put cathy in the hospice. three days later, she went to heaven. one year later, i arose early on christmas eve morning. i couldn't sleep, missing cathy 's sweet smile. i came down to an empty house, which i had decorated the way she liked. i turned on the tree lights and decided to light the candle that was next to the picture frame ornament that she always placed there on an end table. but when i flicked the candle lighter, the most unbelievable thing happened. the voice on the picture frame spoke.
>> merry christmas , honey. i love you very much. happy new year.
>> i checked the button. it was still in the off position. now, there's probably a scientific reason for that happening. but in my moment of sadness, hearing her voice gave me comfort, knowing my angel was okay and she was not to be forgotten. i felt god was in the room. a godwink from heaven.
>> oh, my god. that's definitely