I've heard the story of Esther in the Old Testament all my life. I often paraphrase Mordecai's words (to myself) when considering new life changes: "Who knows if perhaps you were placed here for such a time as this?". But, never in all my years have I considered the thought that Esther might be Mordecai's wife rather than his adopted daughter!
My husband, Rick, broaches this subject in his recent blog post: Was Esther Mordecai's (Adopted) Daughter or His Wife? --a thought-provoking read, for sure.
Need a refresher on the story? Read "Esther" - a poem from . . . And a Poem, Too.