Happy Mother’s Day. Mothers are responsible for many successful people in the world today. Academy award winner Denzel Washington is one of the most successful actors in the industry. “I was growing up in the Bronx, New York, and I was running with the wrong crowd.
The actor’s parents divorced when he was 14. “What would have happened to me had it not been for my mother? I don’t know – but I would not be living this kind of life, that’s for sure,” he added. He said he was playing truant school and slowly heading towards the streets, when one of his teachers told his mother, “He is a smart kid – get him out of here.’”
Washington’s mother, Lennis Washington, managed to save enough money to enroll him to a private school and during holidays would send him to camp.
“My mother took a look at my friends and could see where I was heading,” he added. “One friend eventually did 15-years in jail. Another did 10-years, and a third died through drugs.”
He went to university and acting college.. His mother brought him up to be successful actor and a strong professing Christian.
Washington is married to Pauletta, and they have four children. The eldest, John David Washington (29), is a professional footballer, and his daughter, Katia (26), has a Yale Law Degree. He also has 22-year-old twins, Olivia and Malcolm.
Thank God for all mothers in our midst who have brought us up with love.