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Thomas raised Angelina alone after his wife died, and he did his best despite living paycheck to paycheck. Years later, Angelina married a rich man and did a family photo shoot without him, which hurt him terribly. They stopped talking until something amazing happened, and Angelina learned a hard lesson.

Angelina cried a lot but softly as she went to her father’s house. Life had honestly taught her a hard lesson over the past few weeks, and she seriously regretted her actions over the past few years.

Angelina went to her father regretting everything she had done to him. | Source: Pexel

“I can’t believe what I did to her,” she thought to herself as she stopped in front of her childhood home. He was tiny, humble, and in desperate need of gardening and repairs. The paint was chipped, but his heart calmed down looking at it. She only hoped her father would accept her after all.

“It’s definitely my karma,” she whispered to herself as she turned off the car.

***

Thomas married Derry in his twenties, but Angelina was not born until his late thirties after many years trying to have children. They hoped that having a child would complete their family. However, things turned sour after Angelina was born.

They diagnosed Derry with a serious illness and they began to drown in medical debt. Thomas worked harder while a neighbor helped with the baby. They did everything to make Derry live longer, and it seemed to work for many years until Angelina was 12 when Derry finally succumbed to her terrible illness.

They were all devastated, but Thomas did everything to raise his daughter on his own despite all their struggles and crushing debt. They lived in abject poverty, but Thomas thought he was mostly fine.

Thomas was the proudest dad at Angelina’s college graduation. | Source: Pexel

In time, Angelina got a scholarship to the University of Central Florida, and Thomas was the proudest father of his graduation.

Soon, she started dating William, who came from an incredibly wealthy family. Thomas worried that they weren’t a good fit for each other due to their different upbringings, but it was clear that they loved each other.

Unfortunately, Thomas fell ill on the day of the wedding and was unable to attend. But Angelina sent him pictures, and he felt like he was there.

Over time, he noticed that Angelina called him less and less. She had never invited him to her house and he had only met William’s parents a few times. He tried to call her, but she was still busy with something and quickly hung up. It was weird, but he thought nothing of it until his in-laws called at some point.

Wiliam’s father, Mr. Scranton, asked a few questions about Angelina. They apparently wanted to give her something. “Thank you, Mr. Martins. We’ll see you at the photo shoot,” Mr. Scranton told him. Unfortunately, Thomas had no idea what the man was talking about.

William’s dad called Thomas to ask for a photo shoot, and he had no idea. | Source: Pexel

“What photoshoot?” inquired Thomas.

“Angelina and William recently announced their pregnancy, and there’s a photo shoot tomorrow. I’ll see you then,” Mr Scranton said before hanging up.

Thomas could not speak. Angelina hadn’t told him anything about her pregnancy, let alone a photo shoot. But why? He had to know, so he called his daughter

“Dad, it’s just… William’s family is so posh, educated, refined and well…” Angelina trailed off, and Thomas immediately understood. She was embarrassed by him. That’s why she walked away. She was probably happy that he missed his wedding.

“Very well, Angelina. Do what you have to do,” he replied deadly.

Angelina stopped at her father’s house and got out of the car with her daughter. | Source: Pexel

“Dad…,” she whimpered, but Thomas quickly hung up the phone. They did not speak to each other for several months after that.

***

As Angelina pulled into her father’s driveway, she thought about that phone conversation. She thought back to how relieved she had been when he got sick and couldn’t attend her wedding. She thought back to all the times she hadn’t invited him.

“It’s definitely my karma,” she whispered as she turned off the car.

She got out, grabbed her daughter Eve in the backseat, and approached the front door. She rang the bell hesitantly.

“Angelina?” said Thomas, opening it. “What are you doing here?”

“Hey, Dad,” she greeted awkwardly, not knowing what else to say.

Thomas looked at her, saw her face bathed in tears, and finally, his eyes fell on the girl in his arms. Eve was a sweet baby, but there was something different about her. She was born without arms, and it was pretty obvious.

Thomas took one look at Angelina and the baby in her arms and knew exactly what had happened. | Source: Pexel

“Is this your child?” He asked. Angelina nodded sheepishly and it was as if Thomas understood precisely why she was there. “Come in.”

Thomas grabbed his granddaughter and played with her for a while. Meanwhile, Angelina looked around, unsure of herself, then sat down on the couch.

Finally, Thomas spoke up. “Well, tell me everything. I guess your husband isn’t happy about this beautiful girl.”

She burst into tears and cried throughout her story. Thomas was right. As soon as Eve was born, William began to drift away. He wanted nothing to do with his daughter and his parents supported him.

He quickly filed for divorce and kicked her out of the house. They were rich and had so many connections that there was no way Angelina could fight him, so she ran to the only other house she could think of.

“I’m so sorry dad. I know I’ve been horrible and I have no excuse. I can never right this mistake. But please is it ok if we stay here until “Can I find another solution? I know you’re getting old and having a baby at home can be tedious, but please,” she begged, her head in her hands.

Eve grew up happy because all she needed was a loving family. | Source: Pexel

Thomas sighed. “Angelina, you are my daughter. You never have to beg me for a roof over your head. No matter what happened or what you did, I will always be here for you…and for this beautiful girl” he said touching the baby’s head. with one hand. “Who is Grandpa’s favorite? Who?” he cooed.

Angelina jumped up and hugged her father and daughter tightly. She swore to herself that she would never make the same mistake again.

Eve grew up with all the love Thomas and Angelina could give her, even though they didn’t have a lot of money. And with the help of an association, she was able to get fitted for arm prostheses, which allowed her to be more independent. But all she really needed was a strong support system to thrive.

What can we learn from this story?

  • Always appreciate your parents and the sacrifices they made for you. It’s essential to be grateful for all that your parents have given you, especially all of their love and support.
  • A loving parent will forgive even your worst mistakes. Angelina was lucky that her father loved her so much that he quickly forgave her. Not everyone gets a second chance, and when Angelina got hers, she never took her father for granted again.

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