A 55-year-old woman inherited a significant sum of money due to the tragic death of her husband. She planned to give the money to their children, but the children’s actions would soon make her change her mind.
A Tragic Death
The woman had been married to her husband for 20 years before his unfortunate demise. The man had sadly died after a long fight with cancer, leaving behind his two children.
The Woman’s Daughter
In addition to her late husband’s children, the woman also had a daughter of her own. The daughter was 27 now, whilst her step-children were in their mid-30s.
Strained Relations With Stepchildren
Throughout the marriage, the woman made every effort to treat her stepchildren as her own, but to no avail. “They were very rude and insulted me whenever they could”, she explained. “Since I did not work they called me a gold digger who married their dad only for his money.” However, the woman was actually living off of an inheritance that her wealthy grandparents’ had left her.
A Hidden Fortune
The truth of the woman’s financial status remained concealed from her stepchildren, as well as her husband. “I did not want them to like me just because they might gain monetarily from me”, she explained.
A Father’s Disapproval
In response to his children’s blatant disrespect, her husband decided not to financially support their college education. With their mother unable to afford tuition, they were forced to take out loans to pay for their education. The relationship between the stepchildren and their father further deteriorated as they distanced themselves from him.
A Supportive Stranger
During the challenging three-year period of her husband’s cancer treatment, only one person extended genuine help and support. A young woman, who worked as a waitress at a café they frequented, became an unexpected source of comfort. She was a single mother juggling classes at a community college at night, working during the day, and caring for her two children.
A Selfless Action
Learning of the woman’s husband’s illness, the stranger devoted whatever free time she had to visit him, even staying overnight at the hospital when the woman needed a break. She became the daughter the couple had always hoped for.
The Final Act of Generosity
When the husband passed away, the man’s children’s primary concern seemed to be their inheritance, a fact that deeply disturbed the woman. She discovered that her husband had left his estate to her of $25,000, and she made a heartfelt decision. She chose to give this money to the young woman who had selflessly supported them during their darkest hours.
A Selfless Gift
Despite the young woman’s initial reluctance, the woman insisted she accept the money. It was a gesture of gratitude for the unwavering support she had provided when it mattered the most.
Mixed Feelings From Her Daughter
Her own daughter, though understanding of her decision not to give the money to her, felt a twinge of disappointment. The woman explained that her daughter already had financial security and a job, not to mention her future inheritance.
Family Upheaval and Accusations
However, the husband’s ex-wife and children vehemently objected to her decision. They accused her of being selfish and unjust for giving away money they believed rightfully belonged to them.
Posting Her Story
The woman posted her story online, asking an online community whether they believed she made the right decision. To her relief, most readers believed she had made the right decision. “$25K might make all the difference to a single mom working a waitressing job, but it’s not going to change the life of already well-off kids”, one person wrote.
An Opportunity to Prove Herself
However, some commenters felt the man’s children deserved the money. “They were angry teenagers, and you could have easily proved to them that they were totally incorrect about why you were with their father”, one person explained. “Instead, your choice allowed their resentment to fester.”
It Was His Choice
However, the majority of people sided with the woman. “If your husband wanted his kids or your kids to have his estate, he would have left it to them”, another commenter wrote.
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