Chuck Norris is very happy for his mom on her 102nd birthday.
Wilma had to work at night to raise her three kids because her ex-husband left her with no money.
Since he was a child, Chuck has always stood up for his mother.
On March 2, 2023, Chuck Norris posted an article he had written about his mother’s birthday that he had written on Facebook. The post had a picture from the past of the actor sitting next to his mother as she hugged him lovingly.
The star said on May 4, 2023, that he couldn’t believe that his mother, who was born in 1921, was getting older. He said the most striking thing about her was that she had so much life in her that she could live for another hundred years.
Chuck took notice of the fact that his mother’s birthday was a week before Mother’s Day. The famous person said that he was “overwhelmed with gratitude to God” for the influence of three women in his life and that he wouldn’t be the man he was today without them. In the article, he said this about Wilma: “She was my mother. She was my best friend. She was my everything.”
“Happy birthday to my mom, who is 102 years old!”
In an article he wrote on May 1, 2023, the celebrity said he didn’t know which was harder to believe: having a 102-year-old mother or that she had a child who was 83. The actor said he was “so grateful” that Wilma was his “mom” and that he always would be.
He said that they had “been through thick and thin” together, but that they were still getting better. Chuck also told his mother, who had done a lot for him and his brother, that he loved her and asked her to save him a piece of birthday cake.
How Wilma Cared for Three Kids by Herself and Why Chuck Stands Up for Her?
Wilma went on “The Mike Huckabee Show” in May 2012, where she told the truth about her life. Chuck’s mother called him her “defender.” She called his brother Aaron her “sunshine,” and she called Wieland, the last Norris boy to die in Vietnam, her “hero.”
The actor’s mother said that she would always call him by his real name, Carlos, and not by his stage name, Chuck. Wilma told him why she called him her protector by saying that when they were poor, the star ran the house because his father had left him and his brothers.
When Chuck’s mother worked night shifts, Chuck took care of his younger brothers. The star, who was about 14 at the time, even sat down with his mother to talk about how to pay the bills.
Wilma told me that when Aaron came along, the family was so poor that she didn’t know what she would feed him. Even though things were hard, the boy’s family was so happy when he was born because he brought “sunshine” into their lives.
Wieland was called “happy-go-lucky” and a “mama’s boy” because he loved his mother and everyone else. Wilma thought that her children’s father had changed because he had been in World War II. This was why her first husband left the family.
When Chuck was 14 and Wieland was 12, things were so bad for the family that they asked their mother not to stay with their father for them. The boys said they couldn’t take it any longer because he was mean and drank too much.
Even though they came from a broken family, the Norris brothers turned out to be good men. Wilma said that they turned out well because she took them to church and Sunday school, where she taught, and because she prayed for them every day.
Chuck was born in 1940. He grew up in Ryan, Oklahoma, with a Cherokee mother and an Irish father who was always two-faced because he was an alcoholic. Chuck’s idea of what a man or father should be was shaped by watching movies with people like John Wayne, Roy Rogers, and Hopalong Cassidy.
His parents eventually got a divorce, which left the family very poor. By the time he was 15, he and his family had moved 16 times into low-rent houses. Wilma got help from the government and worked hard to take care of her kids.
The mother of three moved her children to California, where her oldest took the name he is now known by. Chuck’s life was better because of the religion he was raised in and the role his mother played.
What difference did Wilma make in Chuck’s life?
The mother of three also gave advice to young mothers on how to raise their children well. She said that they should show their children love and take them to church and Sunday school because God didn’t give them their children but lent them to them “for a while.”
Chuck once said that his mother still loved “Jesus with all her heart and soul” and always believed in him. Wilma would tell her son that God had plans for him, and the actor was curious to find out what she meant.
As a child, the star accepted Jesus as his savior and went to church all the time. But when he was younger, the Billy Graham Crusade influenced him, and his religious awakening didn’t happen until his wife, Gena, went into early labor.
Chuck Norris said that his mother, Wilma Norris Knight, was the one who helped him grow spiritually and gave him a sense of responsibility that he carried into adulthood.
She was pregnant with their twin daughters Dakota and Danilee at the time, and she was having serious health problems that could have killed her. In March 2023, Chuck said that his mother had always shown him how to have faith and stick with something.
During the Great Depression, she raised him and his siblings on her own. Wilma also miraculously made it through the deaths of two husbands, a stepson, Wieland, and two grandchildren, as well as several surgeries.
“She has been praying for me my whole life, through good times and bad.”
The famous person gave an example of her faith by saying that his mother kept praying for his salvation and success when he almost gave his “soul to Hollywood.” Aaron’s brother thanked his mother for helping God make him all that he was and all that he could be.
He said that Wilma’s prayers helped him get saved and find a godly wife. Chuck had problems when he and his first wife, Dianne Holechek, split up after 30 years of marriage. His relationship with their two sons became tense.
Deena, a young woman, wrote to the actor saying that she was his daughter and that he had cheated on Holechek while he was in the army in another country. Today, Deena and her family are an important part of the life of the famous person.
Chuck said that his mother was the one who taught him about God and gave him a sense of responsibility that he carried into adulthood. Now that he knew what God had in mind for him, he and Gena have been promoting conservative Christian values in public schools and politics.