His parents, who were both alcoholics, divorced when he was 3-years-old. His single mother was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver when he was 14. From then on, Tom Ripley was pretty much on his own, quitting school and running with the wrong crowd in a rough area of Dallas, Texas.
Each and every resident of the Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries’ six locations will have a Merry Christmas, thanks to generous ABCHomes donors and churches.
Following is a glimpse at the holiday fun and festivities.