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Woman Leaves Kid in the Care of Grandma and Vanishes, Returns When Son Has Grown Up – Story of the Day

Roshanak Hannani
May 11, 2022
12:00 P.M.
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Agatha left her six-year-old son, Phil, with her mother when her boyfriend didn't want to care for someone else's kid. Years later, she showed up again in her son's life asking for help, and he had to make a decision that shocked her.


"You can't just leave the kid here, Agatha," Mrs. Franklin, Agatha's mother, scolded. Agatha had just brought her son Phil to her house with all his possessions. They told him to play in the other room, but he eavesdropped on his mother and grandmother's conversation.

"I can't keep him anymore, Mom. David is the love of my life, and he doesn’t want to raise any kids," Agatha responded desperately.

Mrs. Franklin was angry at her daughter for her insane choice. | Source: Pexels


"He has a 15-year-old daughter, Agatha. Is he going to abandon her now that he's with you? How can you enable that?" Mrs. Franklin demanded to know, getting angrier at her daughter.

"Phil? Is that you? Where's Mom?" she asked, tears swelling in her eyes.

"Yes, I know we're awful. But this is the path we have chosen for ourselves. Please, help me," she begged, reaching for her mother's hand. But the older woman pulled away.

"Fine, But never show up here again!" Mrs. Franklin sneered and closed the door in her face, her disgust for her daughter apparent.

Meanwhile, Phil went to the guest room so they wouldn't suspect he was eavesdropping. His grandmother came in, told him he would live with her from then on, and smiled brightly despite the pain in her eyes.


Phil cried that night for being abandoned, but his grandmother was the best mother anyone could have. He forgot all about the woman who left him and moved on.

When he turned 18, Mrs. Franklin died, leaving everything to Phil, including her home in Virginia, and all the savings she had left. He missed her terribly and couldn't have been more thankful that she took him in at six.

His grandmother left him the house and everything she had. | Source: Pexels


One day, Phil was studying in his room when the doorbell rang, and he went to answer it. A face he had not seen in many years appeared outside, and he almost couldn't believe it. His mother looked worn and sad, but he frowned at the bags in her hands.

"What are you doing here?" he asked, trying his best to contain his disdain.

"Phil? Is that you? Where's Mom?" she asked, tears swelling in her eyes.

"Grandma died a year ago. Again, what do you want?" Phil muttered, crossing his arms and expecting a proper answer.

"What? Why didn't you call me?" Agatha sobbed openly now.


"Why would I? You didn't call me all these years," he snapped, unable to keep his anger in check.

Agatha didn't even know her mother had died, and she came begging. | Source: Pexels


Agatha flinched slightly and continued crying. "I guess I deserve that. But I really need your help, Phil."

"What is it?" he asked. He was angry at her, but he was his mother after all.

"David died, and he didn't leave me anything. We lived together for years, but he left his house to his daughter, who he hadn't talked to in years, and she wanted to sell it. I have nowhere to stay. I guess my mother left you this house. Can you let me stay for a while?" she begged, wiping some tears from her eyes, but they kept coming.

Phil thought about it for a long time. On the one hand, she didn't deserve his help after abandoning him as a child. But on the other hand, he didn't want to be the kind of person who turned away family, especially when they needed him the most.


Finally, he did the right thing. "Come in. You can stay for a while," he said, inviting her in and grabbing some of her bags. She smiled at him and entered.

They formed a cordial relationship, and Agatha was a great grandmother to his kids. | Source: Pexels


At first, they were awkward around each other, although Phil really tried not to show his resentment. She didn't know how to act because her son no longer viewed her as a mother. But over time, they talked more often and were cordial.

Agatha eventually found another place to live, and they kept in contact once a week. It was never a mother-son relationship, but they were family. In the end, she became a great grandmother to Phil's kids. 

What can we learn from this story?

  • Family should always come first. Agatha learned the hard way that you should never abandon your family for other people, even if you think you're in love.
  • You should always be the bigger person. Phil wanted to send his mother away, but he did the right thing because he was better than her.

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