Posted on | May 31, 2011 | 12 Comments
That painting by Charles Chambers is titled The Light of the World. Many years ago, a print of that painting hung in a first-grade classroom. But then the Supreme Court forbade religion in public schools, which meant the painting of baby Jesus had to go, and so the teacher took it home with her. Years later, the teacher gave it to her grand-daughter, who had just moved into an apartment with her boyfriend.
One day when her boyfriend was gone, she was home alone when a fire destroyed their apartment, and it was a miracle that she survived.
Her only possession that survived the fire? The Light of the World.
She and her boyfriend later broke up. You’ve probably heard of her boyfriend — he’s quite famous — but you’ve probably never heard of the woman who survived the fire, and who recently said this:
“My husband is my true hero. He has been a loving husband, a generous father, and hard-working provider for our family. . . . Today I am a pro-life Roman Catholic, the mother of seven children, and this year my husband and I will celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary.”
Want to take a guess? Her maiden name was Julia Holcomb and in 1975, when she was only 16 years old, she became the live-in girlfriend of . . .
. . . Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler.
Julia recently told her amazing and inspirational true story, and I hope you’ll read the whole thing.
(Hat-tip: Ann Coulter.)