~“A Green Chair and a Purple Iris”~

Published: Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 10:08 AM.

Francis’ mother does what so many mothers do – she’s a real “dream weaver.” I’m not talking about computer software or some song from the 1970’s. I’m talking about a mother who selflessly patches together scraps to weave their children’s dreams. She does it with a smile on her face and a glow in her heart.

At one point in the movie, Francis’ father who thinks that his son’s dreams are unreachable due to their working class stature, points this out to Francis’s mother.

He says to Francis' mother, “All you ever do is encourage him.”

Francis’ mother pops back at her husband, “That's right. I do encourage him. He has a God-given talent, and this is his one chance to give a voice to it. He's just trying to make you proud.”

That’s what mothers do… They tell you (and everyone else) that “you can do it,” when everyone else tells you that you can’t.

So that’s my story about the picture my brother sent me of the green chair and the purple iris.

The green chair may be empty, but the purple iris still blooms.

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