S is For...

In the continuation of the A to Z Challenge in my post today. We are to the letter S and that stands for Shmi Skywalker Lars.
Shmi Skywalker, as seen in The Phantom Menace.

 Shmi was sold into slavery at an early age. She gave birth to a son she named Anakin, who also served as a slave. She cared for her son greatly, and was willing to do anything to help him. After Anakin left to become a Jedi, and everyone knows that FAILED. She was sold to Cliegg Lars, who freed her and married her. Just before the Clone Wars, Shmi died in her son's arms after being brutally tortured by a band of Tusken Raiders

Shmi was kind and gentle, despite her years of slavery. She was selfless, willing to sacrifice anything for her son. She loved and cared for Anakin more than anything, and desperately wanted him to have a better life, knowing that there was something special about him. It was because of her love and sense that he had a special destiny that she allowed him to go to Coruscant to become a Jedi, knowing she would likely never see him again. She was befuddled by his birth however, as it seemed Anakin had "no father" She cared for Cliegg Lars, her husband, following Anakin's departure and his son, Owen Lars, despite the fact that he was not her true son.

She earned a small income cleaning computer memory devices. Like her son, Shmi could fix almost anything. She must have been a geek underneath it all.

What are your thoughts of Shmi and the force?
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  1. Oh, I loved Shmi. I remember wanting to know more about her story. I don't recall half of what you detailed her so thanks for this! :)

  2. Shmi's role was much smaller than it could have been.


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