A man puts his mother in a retirement home and never visits her

A man entrusts his elderly mother for assistance, but she finds friendship and kindness in a young volunteer.

Being old is a bitter pill to swallow, Edith Norton thought. She had been an active and dynamic woman all her life, and until her late sixties, when her health began to deteriorate.

On her seventy-second birthday, Edith realized she could no longer live alone. A slip and fall brought her to the hospital, but the worst thing about her was that she lay on the kitchen floor for hours, her cell phone out of reach, until a neighbor came to call her.

Her only son, Gary, came to see her in the hospital and told her that “measures had to be taken”; Edith realized then that her days of independence were over. She initially thought that Gary would take her to live with him and her family, but she had other plans.

“Mom,” Gary told her, “I was thinking, you have to sell this house and move into a nursing home. It would be safer and more suitable for a woman your age.”

“Oh!” Edith said, “I was thinking that maybe … well, you have such a big house …”

“Mom, Kate and I love our privacy,” Gary said, “And the kids are in college and they certainly wouldn’t want to be bothered. You’ll be much more comfortable in Autumn Meadows, and it’s close., So I’ll come often. to find you!”

Our parents and grandparents gave their all and they should be loved and loved.

So Edith moved to Autumn Meadows, and it wasn’t too bad. She had her little apartment that gave her all the privacy she could have wanted – and in fact she Edith often felt very lonely.

Gary had visited her twice in the first three months she had been to Autumn Meadows, and then he had never visited again. When she Edith called him, she was always charming but in a hurry, on the way to a meeting or just plain busy.

Edith’s health began to deteriorate | Source: Pexel

One day she was sitting in the recreation room and was falling asleep in her memories when a cheerful voice interrupted her. “Hi! I’m Jack.” Edith looks at a tall young man with a huge happy smile and she finds herself smiling back.

“Jack,” Edith said, “Hi, nice to meet you. Visiting family?”

Jack shakes his head sadly. “No, my grandparents died three years ago. They raised me and I miss them, so I volunteer at Autumn Meadows.”

Edith giggled bitterly. “Do you like being with useless old men? I wish my grandchildren felt the same way!”

“You’re not useless,” Jack told her sternly. “You still have a lot to give and share. So tell me … What do you miss most? Shopping? Going to your favorite salon for a pedicure?”

Edith’s son put her in a retirement home | Source: Unsplash

Jack bowed to Edith. “I am at your disposal, my lady!”

Edith laughed. “Stupid boy! My name is Edith and if I tell you what I miss most, you will laugh at me …”

“Give it a go!” Jack said smiling.

Edith bends down and whispers: “I’m a big basketball fan. I used to go to games with my husband, and that’s what I miss the most! Sitting on the sidelines, look at these movements …”

“Madam,” Jack exclaims happily, “she’s a woman after my heart! I’ll talk to the coordinator and ask her permission to take her to a basketball game!”

Edith calls her son | Source: Pexel

From that point on, Jack took Edith to basketball whenever he could, at least once a month, and these releases became his greatest joy. She particularly liked Jack’s company and his kindness.

Over the next three years, Edith grows fond of Jack, who appears to have adopted her as her grandmother. He brings her flowers, calls her and tells her about her joys and sorrows in her life, and celebrates her birthdays with her, while her son Gary never visits her.

Unfortunately, Edith died unexpectedly and Jack was present at the grave, crying and saying goodbye. There was also Edith’s son, her wife and children. They all looked shocked, but something else was bothering them.

Three days after the funeral, Edith’s son contacted his lawyer and asked him when he would start checking his mother’s estate. “Well, Mr. Norton,” said the lawyer in an embarrassed voice, “I’ve already started …”

Meeting with Jack, a sweet and kind young man | Source: Pexel

“For real?” Gary asks, “But you never read the will …”

The man coughed. “Well … I thought your mother would tell you …”

“Talked about what?” Gary asked.

“Well …”, the lawyer got carried away.

“Stop saying ‘good’ and start doing it!” Gary exclaims impatiently.

“As you know, Mr. Norton, your mother’s fortune was considerable …” said the lawyer.

Edith’s Will Leaves Everything to Jack | Source: Unsplash

“Yeah, I know what it was worth, so when will I get it?” Gary asked.

“Never,” said the lawyer. “Your mother left everything to a Mr. Jackson Kersey.”

“Thing?” Gary exclaimed. “Who is that? I don’t know a Jackson Kersey!”

“Your mother did. This young man was very fond of Mrs. Norton, and she loved him too. Three months ago, when his health deteriorated, he called me to change his will. According to Mrs. Norton, you visited him three months ago. times in the last three years … “

“I’m a busy man …”, Gary boasts, “I don’t have time!”

Edith’s Son Hears Bad News From His Lawyer | Source: Pexel

“Well, sir,” said the lawyer brusquely, “he has no money now!”

Gary screamed and complained and asked his own lawyer to try and challenge the will, but he was unassailable. Edith and her lawyer made sure. Her entire property – over $ 1.5 million after inheritance tax – goes to Jack, who loved and cared for her as if she were her grandmother.

What can we learn from this story?

  1. Our parents and grandparents gave their all and they must be loved and loved.
  2. If you don’t give anything, you don’t have to expect anything in return.

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