I have some suggested viewing for Mom and family this special Day coming.
“I Remember Mama” (1948) is one of the greatest Mother’s Day movies—greatest movies—ever made. Irene Dunne (1898-1990), the First Lady of Hollywood, appeared in her fifth Academy Award nominated role (she should have won) as a Norwegian immigrant mother holding the family together in their new country. Children (of all ages) will, also, love “Uncle Chris,” the irascible family patriarch played brilliantly by award winning character actor, Oskar Homolka.
This George Stevens-produced, classic film is an All-American-joyous-tear-jerking-flag-waver. Yep. Just our type. Maybe yours too.
Remember: To honor mother or the one who stood in that place of feminine nurture, that God made so beautifully, is to honor God Himself.
Men, remember, also, to honor your wives. For this is the will of The Lord:
“An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels” (Proverbs 31:10).
“Thank You O God, whose nurturing love is demonstrated so compassionately in Christ Jesus our Savior who ministered to His mother as He died for her sins and ours on the cross; grant that we, too, may honor Thee by honoring those special women who show us the heart of Heaven. For Christ’s sake. Amen.”
[A note of personal privilege: Happy Mother’s Day to my wife. Two people in my life have been the greatest influences in my life—both women and both the loves of my life: my Aunt Eva, now waiting for me in Heaven; and God’s previous gift to me: my Mae. “You are fairer still…”]
Film link: IMDb
Lux Radio Theater: Lux Radio Theater
Irene Dunne: Essay on Irene Dunne and Popular Culture
President Ronald Reagan awards Irene Dunne with Kennedy Center Tribute: James Stewart Narrates Irene Dunne: An American Thoroughbred”