Girl Barely Escapes from Her Negligent Mother and Teaches Her a Lesson – Story of the Day
Bethany’s mother treated her horribly for most of her life, especially after her father left unexpectedly. But she discovered the truth and searched for him, only to have fate intervene out of the blue.
Bethany’s mother, Eloise, was a conceited woman. Her father, Charlie, won her over with lavish gifts and flowers that he would barely afford. Eloise dated several men, but Charlie was so in love that he proposed to her.
She accepted, and they got married quickly afterward. The truth is that Eloise discovered she was pregnant before accepting Charlie’s offer and needed someone to care for her. But Charlie was not Bethany’s biological father.
Regardless, he raised her with love, unlike Eloise. She was still conceited and hated everything to do with her daughter. One day, Charlie had enough and asked for a divorce. “You can’t leave me!” Eloise exclaimed.
“Yes, I can, and I’m taking Bethany with me. You’re a horrible mother!” Charlie yelled back.
“HA! You can’t do anything because Bethany is not yours! I cheated on you many times!” Eloise told him smugly. Charlie didn’t want to believe it, but a DNA test proved Eloise’s words. She got a judge to give her full custody and kicked Charlie out of their lives.
Eloise treated Bethany more like a slave than her daughter. She also lied to her daughter, telling her that Charlie abandoned them because he was a bad man. Bethany didn’t remember much of Charlie because she was still a kid.
Bethany was getting tired of being her mother’s lackey, but she couldn’t do much about it. The young girl was planning to move out as soon as she turned 18.
A few days before her birthday, Bethany received a letter. It was from Charlie! He told her the entire truth in the letter, and Bethany decided she was done. “HOW COULD YOU LIE TO ME?” she yelled at her mother.
“Your father left us forever, you stupid girl! He’s a horrible man!” Eloise screamed back.
“YOU’RE STILL LYING! He told me the truth, and I’m going to see him! You can’t stop me now. I’m 18!” Bethany screamed and left their home. She stayed with a friend until her birthday and bought a plane ticket to go see her father.
But she couldn’t have imagined that the plane would crash. Bethany woke up in the woods and saw the plane in shambles all around her. She waited for what seemed like an eternity for a rescue team but got hungry and thirsty.
She ventured into the woods, but it got dark too soon. There’s no way out of this, she thought. I won’t be able to see my father. I’m going to die in these woods. I can’t even find the plane anymore.
Finally, she got close to a river and quenched her thirst. Bethany laid down on the grass, exhausted from walking so much. I’m so tired, she thought. No one will ever find me here. My mother doesn’t care, but my father will be devastated.
“Bethany! Bethany! Wake up! I’ve got you, baby girl!” a male voice sounded in her ears. She would recognize that sound anywhere.
“Dad? Is that you?” she muttered, waking up groggily. She looked around and saw a hospital room. "You found me?"
"The rescue team found you, sweetheart. I came to the hospital as soon as I heard of the plane crash. I've been waiting for hours," Charlie explained. "How are you feeling?"
"I'm alright. I can't believe you're here. I missed you so much!" Bethany cried.
“I will always be here for you!" Charlie said vehemently. "Honey, I need you to know that I did everything I could back then, but your mother blocked all my efforts. I loved you, and I still love you. You’ll always be my daughter, no matter what!”
After a few days, Bethany was released from the hospital, and she went to live with her dad and his lovely new wife. She started a new life with them and didn’t speak to her mother for years.
But she got a call from Eloise one random day. “Bethany! Finally! You need to come home now!” Eloise exclaimed through the phone.
“What’s going on, Mother? I won’t go to your house ever again,” Bethany replied.
“You ungrateful child! You have to come home now and take care of me. My boyfriend dumped me, and I don’t have any more money,” Eloise explained angrily. “You owe me for raising you!”
“I don’t owe you anything. You didn’t even try to find me after I was in a plane crash. I ALMOST DIED, MOTHER! I don’t want anything to do with you EVER AGAIN,” Bethany said and hung up. She never heard from Eloise again.
What can we learn from this story?
- Parenthood is more than just biology. You don’t become a parent because you birthed a child. You become one because you gave it a ton of love and care.
- You don’t owe anyone. When you become a parent, you take on the responsibility of caring for another human being. The person doesn’t owe you anything for the bare minimum.
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