1950s movie starlet at home for the Christmas holidays.
Could have been. She had those classic movie-star looks. She always wanted to be “discovered.” But her choice was her family. She was a stay-at-home mom. That’s what most mothers did back then. So maybe life in the limelight was not her destiny. In some ways it was a sacrifice. Still, it was her choice. Her calling was hard, sometimes wearisome, and largely unglamorous. But it was also noble and virtuous and rewarding in immeasurable ways.
She was my mother.
“Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.”
photo credit: Eugene A. Bird