Bundle of Joy (1956)

Credit: tehparadox.comAfter finding a baby on the steps of a foundling home, Debbie Reynolds is mistaken for the child’s mother. Things get complicated after that, but don’t worry, things work out by the time they are casting Princess Leia in 1977.

 

This is actually a remake of a 1939 movie called Bachelor Mother with David Niven and Ginger Rogers (which I’ve never seen—it’s very possible the original is better).

Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (who you might remember from Singin’ in the Rain) were actually married in real life when they made this movie. In fact, they had just become the happy parents of a baby they named Carrie Fisher.

Credit: milliesmoviestowatch.blogspot.comOH, SOMETHING YOU SHOULD KNOW: Bundle of Joy is the epitome of cheesy 1950s musical in just about every possible way. But hey, Eddie Fisher has a voice that makes One Direction look like… One Direction.

A few months back, a former presidential candidate was mocked by CNN commentators for having the audacity to encourage college graduates to start a family. They called him a “religious fanatic.”

I’m only in my mid-twenties, and my wife and I just celebrated our little boy’s 1-year birthday. I guess I’m just one of those wild religious fanatics living life on the fringes of sanity, but I’ve never been happier. I love my son, and I’m so grateful that my wife and I didn’t wait for a more “convenient” stage of life before bringing him into this world.

I believe the highest and most noble joy we can ever experience in this life comes from raising a child — no matter how that child comes into your life.

 “Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord.” – Psalm 127:3

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