Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Day 5 - Honor parents.

December 1 thru December 25 I am posting about movies which reflect each day's focus for #LightTheWorld.

Day 5

"Honour thy father and mother." (Matthew 15:4)

Remember the shock of learning the identity of Luke Skywalker's father? Could we honor such a father? And yet Luke holds to the belief that there must be a spark of good in Darth Vader. And it turns out he was right. (Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, 1983)

In The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005), Evelyn Ryan (Julianne Moore) is the wife of an alcoholic and the mother of ten children. Often destitute, her prize winnings from writing jingles keeps them afloat, but it's her love and optimism that binds the family together. In the following scene, Tuff sees her mother through new eyes.

(I give an expanded review here.)

Fandango MovieClips: The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio,
"Enjoy this moment to the fullest."

I miss my parents. My mother and father passed away 19 and 17 years ago, respectively. Today I will honor my parents by sharing some favorite memories of them on familysearch.org.

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  1. Ooo I will have to go check out those memories you posted on family search of Grandma and Grandpa. I'm glad you took the time to write them there. 😊

    1. I love reading about our ancestors on Family Search, and I want to add more stories and photos.