Wilma Norris Knight, Chuck Norris’ mother, received a heartfelt birthday message from her famous son. In a piece he shared with WorldNetDaily, the martial artist and actor commemorated his mother’s 100th birthday.
Chuck Norris described the struggles his mother Wilma encountered as a child in his own words.
She was confined to a children’s hospital for two years when she was eight years old due to a rare condition. Wilma became a state ward at this period, and she was separated from her impoverished family.
She helped care for her family during the Great Depression when she was released from the hospital following a two-year stay. Picking cotton was one of her jobs.
When she met Chuck’s father, her life might have gotten a lot simpler. When she was sixteen, they married, but he later abandoned her. Wilma was back on her own, but this time with three sons. In some respects, life became simpler, but the future also brought more hardship.
Chuck wrote, “Mom has been an example of perseverance and faith her whole life.”
“She’s also endured the deaths of her two husbands, a stepson, two grandchildren, and my younger brother Wieland in the Vietnam War. She’s had cancer repeatedly and has gone through roughly 30 different surgeries for a host of issues – and yet she’s still here to tell about it.”
Chuck Norris’ Mother’s Unwavering Faith
As Christians, we understand that suffering is an inevitable element of the Christian life. Sorrow may be the result of our own bad actions, but the world will also deliver us suffering. We know this because Jesus told us so.
Prayer is one way we get through the suffering. And Chuck Norris’ mom Wilma has been no stranger to that activity.
“My mother has prayed for me all my life, through thick and thin.”
“When I was born, I almost died from complications. When nearly losing my soul to Hollywood a few decades ago, she was back home praying for my success and salvation. She even prayed for me to find a woman to change my life, and it worked.”
Chuck also wrote, “I equally celebrate my wife, Gena, during this Mother’s Day week. Gena helps me run all my enterprises and is CEO of our new artesian bottled water company, CFORCE. But most of all she is the mother of our twins, the love of my life, and my best friend.”
“I am overwhelmed with gratitude to God for these two incredible women’s influence in my life.”
“I love you, Mom! Happy 100th birthday! And Happy Mother’s Day, Mom and Gena! I thank God for you both every day! And I thank you for helping God to make me all I can and should be.”
What a wonderful thing it is to witness a man appreciate the value of the ladies in his life and show his love for them. God commands that we honor our parents, and Chuck Norris honors his mother with a loving tribute.