Chuck Norris’ Devout Mom Told Him “God Has Plans For You” | He Didn’t Know What She Meant But He Knows Now
Chuck Norris was born to an alcoholic father who abandoned him and his family after his parents’ divorce.
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Editor’s note: This article was originally published on October 19, 2020. It has since been updated.
Good things happen all the time, especially to those who know how to work for it. Sometimes, it takes single-mindedness for people to reach for the stars, and sometimes, it’s all in the hands of God. Chuck Norris, the oldest of three boys, had once said that he was “the shy kid who never excelled at anything in school,” according to Biography. However, during the course of his life, he reached the highest heights even when his early years were hard. He was born to an alcoholic father who checked out of the actor’s life after his parent’s divorce.
When he was 10, Norris moved to California with his mom and brothers and attended the North Torrance High School. There are conflicting tales about his childhood, and one of the stories about him says that he had moved 16 times by the age of 15 because of his father. The only constant in his life was his mom, Wilma Norris Knight, and her devotion to God. While their family struggled to survive, she made sure that her children went to church no matter where they were living. It was his mom who believed in him and told him, “God has a plan for you” every day, according to Baptist Press. She is the one who gave him the strength to overcome the odds in his life.