Ruth: Mother of the "Prodigal Son"

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

  1. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants Solving for X

    Jul 28, 2013
    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. jloden

    jloden FujiXspot Top Veteran

    Mar 9, 2013
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Touching story John... I'm glad her faith was justified eventually.
  3. bluzcity

    bluzcity FujiXspot Regular Subscribing Member

    Jul 24, 2013
    Memphis, TN
    Nice story, nice picture. Waiting requires a large dose of Spirit. Glad you were there to listen.
  4. Gary

    Gary FujiXspot Top Veteran

    Feb 15, 2013
    John Griggs, I recognize and appreciate the effort for you to expertly,
    Capture Ruth's character and portray her with dignity.

  5. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants Solving for X

    Jul 28, 2013
    Thank you, Gary!

    Dignity is a good word to use where she's concerned. She's had it hard and come through it with an essential dignity that if I've captured, I'm thrilled.