How Ruth’s father reacted
During the long drive to her parents’ home, all kinds of thoughts were swirling in Ruth’s head. “What am I going to say to them? What are they going to say to me? What about my children? What kind of example have I been to my children?” Ruth recalled thinking.
She feared her parents’ anger, especially her father’s. After all, her parents had told her to wait before marrying that man and she didn’t listen. But when Ruth got out of the car, there was not a hint of condemnation in her father's expression and voice. He simply embraced her and welcomed her home. “It was a wonderful picture of a father’s love for a broken child,” Ruth said in another interview.