Ruth: Mother of the "Prodigal Son"

Discussion in 'Portrait' started by entropic remnants, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
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    John Griggs
    Ruth had a son who took off and she didn't hear from him for years. Finally, after much prayer, he has returned and been in contact with his mother again. Even when she had no news of him for years, she never gave up on him.

    Ruth is in a nursing home with severe and crippling arthritis -- particular in her knees and she is in a wheelchair these days.

    Ruth voluntarily sat for this portrait and gave me permission to tell her story. I see Ruth at a nursing home where I am a part time chaplain.

    Ruth: Mother of the "Prodigal Son" by Entropic Remnants, on Flickr
  2. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
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    Happy for Ruth! And great portrait!
  3. Penfan2010

    Penfan2010 SC Top Veteran

    Jul 21, 2012
    NJ, USA
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    Beautiful portrait, John. And what a wonderful story. Thanks for sharing both.
  4. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
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    Good things come to those who wait. Nice to see a happy ending to the story.
  5. Livnius

    Livnius SC Veteran

    Jun 3, 2012
    Melbourne. Australia
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    Nice one John. Perhaps he had his reasons, I don't know, I know however his actions would have brought her much pain suffering...I hope he now tries to make up for that.
  6. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    Thanks, John for a wonderful photo and inspiring story. You captured a lot of character. Great composition too. As Livnius said, there might be more to the story, but it is wonderful that they found each other again.
    And it must be comforting for Ruth to meet with you and talk about her life. Thanks for doing such good work.