Donna takes a bullet for a stranger’s son, the father attends the funeral, meets nine crying children

When a man goes to the funeral of a woman who has taken a bullet for her son, he notices nine grieving children surround his grave. He learns of their heartbreaking story from his neighbors and makes a decision that will change his life.

Elizabeth Barnet has always been an independent woman – or so life has taught her to be – as her parents died in a fire that engulfed their home years ago, and her so-called husband left her life, saying that he had no responsibility for her or their children.

So rather than mourning the separation from her husband, she was more concerned about the future of her children, their education and instilling good values ​​in them, so that they became good people.

However, life tends to test everyone and Elizabeth’s children have faced the hard side of their fate too soon …

Elizabeth worked three times a week and 12 hours a day to support her children. She worked as a nurse in a hospital during the week and in a pizzeria on the weekends, as well as working as a cashier in a small grocery store in the mornings.

Luckily he had a nice neighbor, Mrs. Olsen, who took care of her children in his absence.

“I don’t know how I could do you this favor, Mrs. Olsen,” Elizabeth always told her. “You are like a mother to me.”

The 89-year-old chuckled and replied, “Oh honey. Since my husband and I have never had children, I love taking care of your little ducklings. After all, they’re so adorable.”

Before leaving for work every day, Elizabeth thanked the elderly woman for her help and on weekends she often prepared cookies or cakes for her as a sign of gratitude. But one day it all stopped …

Elizabeth was looking after some customers in the supermarket one morning when a group of three gunmen broke in. Some patrons panicked and took cover, but gunmen opened fire and grabbed a small child to prevent others from escaping.

Three masked gunmen break into Elizabeth’s shop. | Source: Pexel

“Stop wherever you are, or I’ll blow this guy’s head off,” said one, pointing the gun at the boy’s head. “Empty your pockets and hand over all the money you have; don’t you dare be smart and call the police, or you’ll all die, understand? And you,” he added, turning to Elizabeth. “Take all your money away and bring it back here!”

Terrified, Elizabeth complied with his requests and handed him the money after emptying his coffers. Meanwhile, her other two accomplices began to approach all the buyers asking them for money, but the boy’s father, Andrew, had left his wallet in the car.

“Please, please, don’t do anything to my son, okay? I’ll go get my wallet out of the car right now. I forgot to take it,” he said.

The killer motioned for one of his accomplices to drive Andrew to his car so he wouldn’t use the phone to call the police.

However, when Andrew went to get his wallet, he secretly called 911 while the man was in the background and managed to get his phone inside the shop. Meanwhile, he continued to give directions on the phone as he conversed with the killer, giving the police a clue as to what was going on.

Andrew secretly called emergency health services. | Source: Pexel

Within 5 minutes, several police cars approached the crime scene, which alerted the robbers.

“Who called the police? I warned you all. Now this boy is going to suffer the consequences,” he said, pointing the gun at the boy. She was about to shoot the young man when Elizabeth pushed the baby out of her hand and fell victim to her blow.

A thoughtful decision can change someone’s life forever.

“Shit!” grumbled the gunman, and he and his accomplices managed to escape before the police arrived.

Elizabeth lay in a pool of blood, struggling to breathe.

“Ma’am, try to stay awake! I’m calling 911!” Andrew said as he hastily dialed 911 and rushed her to the hospital. But she unfortunately she had lost so much blood that she died before reaching the hospital.

The police tracked Ms. Olsen’s contact in Elizabeth’s personal belongings and called her to inform her of the incident. The elderly lady nearly passed out during roll call and her husband stepped in to arrange Elizabeth’s funeral.

Mr. Olsen organized Elizabeth’s funeral. | Source: Pexel

Andrew, meanwhile, couldn’t help but feel guilty about what had happened. It was he who called the police and felt responsible for Elizabeth’s death. He got his address of her from the police and asked when her funeral would be so that he could pay her respects.

The police officer consoled him by saying, “It wasn’t his fault, sir. It was just an accident. You and your son should go home now.”

But Andrew could not forgive himself, so at Elizabeth’s funeral, scheduled for the next day, he came to greet her. However, what he saw left him in shock …

Andrew noticed nine small children gathered around Elizabeth’s grave. Four of them held hands, crying softly, while the other five sat on her grave, looking down at her with sad, low eyes. Their tears were running down their cheeks all the time.

“Who are these children? And why aren’t there any adults around them?” she wondered and decided to approach the children.

“Hi, boy. What’s your name and where are your parents? Why are you alone?” He asked the boy who seemed to him the eldest of the gang. But the boy didn’t answer her, as if he hadn’t heard her, and he continued to stare silently at Elizabeth’s grave.

Andrew tried asking him again, and this time one of the girls spoke. “Mom – Mom won’t come. We’re alone!”

Taken aback by the little girl’s words, Andrew decided it was best to ask an adult. It was then that he noticed Mr. Olsen, who was accepting everyone’s condolences and saying goodbye. He decided to approach her and ask about the children, to learn about their heartbreaking story.

It was Mrs Olsen who told Andrew the heartbreaking story of the children. | Source: Pexel

“Excuse me, sir,” he asked Mr. Olsen as he left. “Who are these 9 children crying around his grave?”

“They are Elizabeth’s children, young man,” Olsen revealed. “She was a single mother, and only God knows what will happen to these poor souls now that she is no longer alive.”

An electric shock went through Andrew when he found out. “He has had 9 children !?”

“Well, young man, it’s a sad story,” said a voice behind Andrew. When he turned around, he saw Mrs. Olsen standing there.

“Poor lady … luck was never on her side. After years of trying, she and her husband finally had triplets and then another boy … Elizabeth wanted more children, but her body couldn’t handle it. , so he asked her husband to adopt, which she gladly accepted and they adopted five other children. Initially, they intended to adopt only one of the five, but they were brothers and Elizabeth did not want to separate them … “

“What happened to their father? Is he too …”

“Oh what an idiot he was! He didn’t want to do anything and was lazy at home after Elizabeth started working to support their children. She said her income was enough, so she didn’t need to work, and one day she got them. just left for another woman. She loved her children so much that she said she would take care of them on her own! Who knows what they will do now …. “

Andrew couldn’t hold back the tears at that moment. Back home after the funeral, he could not forget the sad and weeping faces of these children. So he made up his mind and planned to discuss it with his wife over breakfast the next day.

Andrew tried to get Lily to adopt Elizabeth’s children. | Source: Pexel

“Honey, I understand that you feel responsible for what happened,” his wife replied when she suggested adopting the nine children. “But what you are asking … this is madness, Andrew! How can we adopt 9 children? You know it’s a huge responsibility.”

“But why can’t we, Lily? We’re fine and these kids shouldn’t be living in an orphanage or foster home for the rest of their lives. Why don’t we step in to take care of them? See, I’m not pressuring you, at least we can take them up. until we decide if we want to adopt them or not. What do you think of this? “

“Okay, okay, but that’s not a yes from me for adoption. We’ll see.”

“Of course darling.”

Andrew and Lily contacted Cassandra, a social worker who had been close friends with them since they became adoptive parents, and with her help they were able to adopt all nine children.

Obviously, the juggling work and child rearing was a challenge for Andrew and Lily, but over the days they learned to love children and eventually decided to adopt them.

When the paperwork was completed and the children were legally adopted, Andrew and Lily were delighted. The poor children had loving parents and Andrew and Lily had a wonderful family of 10 children.

Now, whenever Andrew visits Elizabeth’s grave, he tries to ask her for forgiveness for failing to save her on that fateful day. At the same time, he promises her that her children will be safe with him and Lily and that they will raise them with the same love they have for their son.

What can we learn from this story?

  • The family is built with love and care, and not necessarily with blood. Lily and Andrew adopted Elizabeth’s children and became loving parents to them.
  • A thoughtful decision can change a person’s life forever. Andrew and Lily have chosen to adopt Elizabeth’s children and provide them with a loving home.

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