Angel in the Family
Sarah Bishop and her estranged sister Beth are reunited after their father Buddy suffers a mild stroke. Buddy, who’s never accepted the loss of his wife Lorraine, wants only one thing – to return home for Christmas. With sweet memories of a life gone by, Sarah makes an impossible wish that her mother could be there, too. By morning, it is as if a winter prayer has been answered. Bearing a message of hope, healing, and everlasting love, a miracle has arrived….
Mom has passed away and, after closing up the old family homestead, Sarah takes her aging father into her home to care for him. Sarah’s sister, Beth, doesn’t live close by so the brunt of taking care of him falls solely on Sarah. Dad talks out loud to mom, as if carrying on real conversations with her. Dad has a mild stroke and Beth is called home. Sarah and Beth never really got along so there is quite a strain between them.
Dad announces he wants to go back to Trinity, to the homestead for Christmas. The girls, of course, object but they take him back home. He seems to be rejuvenated, stronger, almost giddy. And Sarah realizes just how much she misses her mom. She wishes she could be there with them again. But, once they open the shutters, and start getting things organized, weird and unexplainable things start happening. Pretty homemade doilies are on the end tables, the aroma of freshly brewed vanilla coffee (Mom’s favorite), hot chocolate simmering on the stove, just like when the girls were little; Christmas tree lights which didn’t work when the girls tried to decorate the tree but now work.
This all-star cast is wonderfully engaging and the sights and sound at the homestead stir the heart. This is a fabulous family film. We are proud to award “Angel in the Family” five doves.