Mother Sends Daughter with Disability to Orphanage upon her New Husband's Order– Story of the Day
After her father died, Ava put Samantha in the system because her new husband didn’t want to care for a disabled child. But she got revenge years later.
Logan and Ava were excited when their daughter, Samantha, was born, but it became clear immediately that something was wrong with their baby. She was sick all the time and didn’t grow properly.
The doctors told them Samantha had a disability. She would have trouble walking and would need several surgeries over the course of her life.
Samantha also required tons of attention, and Ava was not strong enough for that. “I did not sign up for this!” she yelled one day as soon as Samantha started crying from her room.
“Ava, she is your baby!” Logan cried.
“I wanted a normal healthy baby. Not that thing that cries all the time and has drained so much money already,” Ava sneered.
“Babies are a gamble, Ava. You can’t predict what happens, but Samantha is your daughter. You’re a mother. You have to love her unconditionally!” he continued.
“Well, I don’t. I can’t take it anymore. I’m leaving,” Ava finished. She packed her bags and left within a few hours. About a week later, Logan received divorce papers, which was the last time he saw Ava. He couldn’t believe she would abandon them so easily.
But now, his sole focus was Samantha. His daughter needed medical attention and affection to survive. He didn’t have any help, but he worked harder than anyone else to provide properly for his daughter. He also hired a certified caretaker during his working hours.
Luckily, all of Samantha's surgeries went well, and she started to get better. She still needed crutches to walk, but her childhood wouldn’t be any different from other kids.
Meanwhile, Logan’s body had deteriorated after several years of intense work and constant worries. He got sick quickly, and his heart stopped suddenly. The doctors couldn’t revive him, and Samantha lost her father. It was the hardest day of her life, but CPS found her mother, who picked her up from the hospital.
Samantha didn’t remember her mother at all. She was just a baby when Ava left them for good, but she was glad not to be alone after losing her father. “You’re going to live with me now. They say that your condition has gotten better?” her mother asked when they reached her house.
“Well, I need my crutches to walk and a few doctors’ visits a month. Dad always talked about another surgery, but that was supposed to be later,” Samantha answered.
“Hmmm. So, you’re still a problem,” Ava groaned.
Samantha didn’t know what to say to that, so she stayed quiet. “Well, my husband will be home soon. I hope you don’t bother him much,” her mother added and left her alone in her new room.
“How old are you, kid?” her mother’s new husband asked that night while they had dinner.
“I’m 8,” she answered.
“Ah, still so young. You need to stay quiet in this house, or you won’t stay here long,” the man said. Once again, Samantha didn’t feel welcome, but this was her mother’s house. Hopefully, they would warm up to her later.
Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. They yelled at her for the smallest things, like accidentally dropping a glass of water. One of her schoolmates damaged her crutches one day, and her mother yelled at her for being irresponsible.
That night, Samantha heard them arguing in their room. “Ava, I didn't sign up to spend all my money like this,” her husband said.
“I know, darling. That’s why I originally left. I don’t want this either,” her mother answered.
“This is just too much. Who is supposed to pay her future doctor’s appointments and surgeries?” he asked. "You need to take her away to the orphanage or something because I don't want that burden in the house anymore."
"Yes, darling," Ava replied.
The following day, Ava packed all of Samantha’s bags and drove her to some big house in the city. She was just a kid, but she understood what was happening. “Mommy, please don’t leave me here. I want to stay with you,” Samantha said.
“I’m sorry. I gave up being your mother a long time ago and my husband doesn’t want you, so this will be your new home. Goodbye,” her mother explained as she took her inside and left.
She stayed at the orphanage for many years and watched others get adopted, but no one wanted the responsibility of a disabled child. Luckily, the orphanage received many donations, and she got her final surgeries through the years.
Samantha went to college after aging out of the system and worked hard at night to survive. Years later, she pursued her dream of becoming a doctor, specifically a pediatric surgeon, to help children.
When she married a fellow surgeon, they decided only to adopt kids with disabilities as well. That’s how they became the parents of two boys. Charlie was in a wheelchair, and Richie needed constant medical care. But they never considered them as burdens.
Samantha and her husband loved them unconditionally like her father had loved her before he died. Her life was wonderful, which is why she was surprised when her mother showed up after so many years without any contact.
“Honey! How are you?” she asked and smiled.
“What are you doing here?” Samantha asked, frowning.
“Aren’t you going to invite me inside?” Ava asked instead of answering.
“I’m sorry, no. My children are inside, and I’m busy. What do you want?” she told her.
“That’s no way to talk to your mother. And if you have children inside, then it’s the perfect time for them to meet their grandmother!” Ava continued.
“Again, no. They only have one grandmother on my husband’s side. Now, answer me. What are you doing here?” Samantha insisted once more, refusing to let her inside.
“Samantha, my husband and I are not doing well. Can I stay with you for a couple of days?” Ava finally revealed.
“No. Anything else?” Samantha asked unbothered.
“What do you mean 'no'? I’m your mother!” Ava said angrily.
“You stopped being my mother when you abandoned my father and me. And you gave up your second chance when you left me at an orphanage years later. I have no mother. Goodbye,” Samantha finished and closed the door on Ava’s face. They never saw each other again.
What can we learn from this story?
- Blood doesn’t make you a family. Giving birth doesn’t make you a mother automatically. Love makes you a parent.
- Cease your second chances. Everyone makes mistakes, but second chances are rare, and you have to cease them.
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