Henry, Edith’s son, moved her into a nursing facility when she was 80, unable to stand, and confined to a wheelchair. Years later, when karma finally caught up with Henry, he realized his mistake. Edith wasn’t there when he arrived at the nursing home, so he decided to take her back in.

After losing his father when he was only four years old, Henry Griffith was raised by his lone mother, Edith. Henry entered Edith’s life much later, and she loved him more than anything, doing everything in her power to ensure he didn’t miss out on anything.

Like that, Henry loved Edith as much as she loved him and was always there for her in any way he could. But when Henry met his “love,” Courtney Jackson, in his university days, things started to go down between them.

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After Courtney persuaded Henry to move in with her, they bought a small condo with the money they had saved from working part-time jobs in the first month of their relationship. Following their marriage a few years later, Courtney started subtly encouraging Henry to move in with Edith so they could save money for a bigger house in the future.

When Courtney saw that Henry was a little hesitant, she convinced him that it would also be best for Edith if they moved in with her because they could “care” for her better. That tricked Henry, and soon after, they moved in with Edith.

Three years later, when they had a newborn boy (they called him Liam), Courtney claimed that Edith should handle all home duties because she was a new mother and didn’t have enough time. When Henry wasn’t home, she used Edith to watch the children while she went out with her friends.

One day, Edith complained to Henry about how Courtney was treating her; however, Courtney made the situation all about herself, and Edith was forced to make amends.

Years later, when Liam was an adult, there was no longer a need to watch over him, and as a result, Courtney did not need to have Edith around.

She consequently started inciting Henry against Edith by frequently exaggerating how Edith was disabled and never assisted her with domestic tasks or how she smelled horrible and could not accomplish anything on her own since she was confined to a wheelchair. She suggested Edith would fare better in a care home.

Henry was initially against the notion. He wouldn’t ever abandon his mum in a place like a nursing home. Due to the arguments between him and Courtney, Edith was pleased that Henry loved her so much that he was willing to let her go, even if she was unhappy to find that she was the cause of their conflict.

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However, a year later, when Courtney got pregnant for the second time, she finally had the chance to evict Edith.

When it all occurred, Courtney was pregnant and got sick one day. She should have taken care of herself. Instead, she blamed everything on Edith.

“Henry,” she said. “I know you love your mother, but the worst could have happened today. It’s good that the doctor gave me some medications. I’ll be well, but your mother…she is dangerous to our baby.”

“It was just an allergy, Courtney. You must have taken something by mistake.”

“No, Henry,” Courtney insisted. “I’m sure it was because your mom…well, she made lunch today, and after that, I fell sick.”

“What? Are you serious? But mom doesn’t cook these days! How did she…”

“That’s what I’m trying to say…she…Maybe she did it by mistake, but we must send her to a nursing home before it’s too late, Henry. She’s becoming a threat. Today she made lunch, and I fell sick after eating it. The next time, her actions may harm our children. We need to think of this seriously!”

When Henry thought about his children’s safety, his parental instincts took over because he couldn’t bring himself to put Edith in a nursing home. He chose to place his mother in a nursing home.

“Mom,” he told Edith over dinner that night. “I was thinking that because you’re in a wheelchair and I’m not always there to care for you, a nursing home would be much better for you. There’d be people to look after you there, and yes, that would be great.”

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“A nursing home?” Edith whispered, teary-eyed. “But Henry, I’m fine here. I don’t need extra care. I can manage on my own.”

“No, Mom,” Henry interrupted. “You don’t get it. I have to send you. We have no other choice. That’s the best for me, Courtney, and everyone else. Pack your bags by tomorrow morning. I’ll drop you off before I go to work.”

Incredulous that Henry would transfer her to a nursing home, Edith was frozen. Courtney caught her attention as she turned to face her.

Although Edith knew that Courtney and Henry’s arguments were her fault, she had no idea that Courtney would one day deceive Henry to the point where she would be expelled. But at this point, she even gave up trying to prove her innocence each time and consented to the nursing home.

“Can I ask you a favor before I leave, Henry?” she asked, trembling, staring at her hands on her lap.


“Will you visit me when I’m there? Not very often, but at least on weekends?”

“Sure, Mom,” he said. “No doubts about that!”

“Well, then, thank you,” she muttered as she walked to her room.

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Henry, sadly, never visited her. Months later, his second child was born. It was three years before he went to visit his mother and learned that she was no longer residing in the nursing home because he had been consumed with children and had forgotten about her.

In these three years, Henry’s life had significantly worsened. When he confronted Courtney about cheating on him with his best buddy, she openly admitted it. Additionally, she had evicted him from his home and transferred all his assets into her name, as if that weren’t bad enough. There was more, though.

Liam loathed Henry because Courtney incited him to do so. Liam once stated that he did not want the man near him. Henry then recalled Edith and how he had expelled her.

Henry wanted to apologize and bring her back after realizing his terrible error. However, she was not there when he got to the nursing home. He asked about her at the front desk, and that’s when he learned something surprising. The receptionist looked at Edith’s file and said, “She left here two years ago.”

“What? But where has she gone? I’m her only living relative,” Henry complained, desperate for answers.

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A piece of paper was placed on the table after the receptionist sighed. “Go to this address,” she instructed. “She left after marrying our old janitor, David. Why wouldn’t she, after all? She frequently complained that her son didn’t care about her at all. David treated her as if she were a member of his family. They were madly in love. They deserved to be with each other.”

Henry’s ears were so unbelievable. He left his mum alone and depressed! He traveled to the address on the note to make amends with her.

He stopped in front of a dilapidated cottage close to a small farm a few hours later. Edith answered when he knocked with a groan. Although she remained in a wheelchair, she appeared much happier and healthier than before.

“Henry? Oh, my boy! How did you?….”

Because of his embarrassment, Henry could not look her in the eyes. He bent his head in humiliation.

“I’m sorry, Mom,” he murmured, wiping his tears. “I apologize for all I’ve done up to this point. I pushed you away to a nursing home, and now that I’ve lost my children to Courtney after she divorced me and kicked me out, I understand how you must have felt. I only see my children occasionally, Mom, and I know how much it hurts. Please forgive me if possible.”

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“Jesus!” gasped Edith. “Henry, when did all of this happen?”

“It’s been three years, Mom. But I don’t blame anyone. I – I deserve this!”

“No, Henry, you don’t!” she said, and Henry looked at her, stunned. “Two wrongs don’t make a right, Henry. An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth is ridiculous! Wise people move on, as I did. I forgave you long ago. Come here…” She embraced him and patted him on the back. “What you did was bad, extremely wrong, but you realized it and want to correct your mistake. People who want to mend their ways should be forgiven. So stop blaming yourself.”

“You’re not angry at me?” he asked, sobbing. “Oh! Thank you, Mom. I am so glad you’re happy with David. I found out at the nursing home. I am so happy for you!”

“Oh, I love you, Henry. I am so happy to have you back. David would love to meet you!”

Later that day, Henry ran into David and thanked him for caring for his mother for so long. To never again be too far from her, he purchased a house adjacent to David and Edith’s residence.

Henry shocked David and Edith a month later by using his money to pay for their destination wedding in Miami. In a lovely ceremony, the elderly couple got married. Henry met Clara there, and she welcomed him and David and Edith, so they all moved in together as a happy family.

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