Dolly Parton has made her mark in American culture over the years, and everyone knows her for her country music and womanly physique. She has proved herself to be a strong conservative woman who is a role model to females everywhere. Her love for the United States is undeniable, and her patriotism has always been important to her. Her bubbly personality and great attitude have always been some of her strong suits.
It wasn’t too long ago that Dolly Parton made some comments that shocked America. She explained that her past wasn’t as bright as we may think. She further explained that it was extremely rough for her growing up. It’s hard for us to remember that not every Hollywood star grew up with a picture perfect life. Dolly Parton was one of those stars who truly had to earn everything she got. Despite her less than perfect childhood, she has done very well for herself.
There is an important point to this story. Parton put on a happy face for her fans for years without even letting on that there was anything about her life that wasn’t wonderful. Liberals who like to complain about every aspect of their lives really have no right. Hollywood celebrities are often found whining about every little thing when they really have it so good. The majority of us couldn’t so much as imagine living lives as rich as theirs are.
Parton told a specific story about her life, explaining “I was sitting upstairs in my bedroom one afternoon when I noticed in the nightstand drawer my gun that I keep for burglars. I looked at it a long time… then, just as I picked it up, just to hold it and look at it for a moment, our little dog, Popeye, came running up the stairs. The tap-tap-tap of his paws jolted me back to reality and I suddenly froze. I put the gun down. Then I prayed. I kind of believe Popeye was a spiritual messenger from God.”
Her life wasn’t always sunshine and rainbows. Dolly Parton has gone through her fair share of rain clouds to get to the sunny days, and she has stayed humble through the entire experience of stardom.
She went on to explain, “I do not think I would have done it, killed myself, but I cannot say for sure. Now that I have gone through that terrible moment, I can certainly understand the possibilities even for someone solid like me if the pain gets bad enough.”
Although it is heartbreaking to hear about Parton’s struggles, it is important for us all to understand just how strong she has been. She has proven to be a wonderful example of a person who, even when the cards have been stacked against her, has come back from it all and made herself even better. She has utilized the power of God to help her get through just about everything, and that is truly beautiful.