who left his wife and children
for another one, most of the time younger woman,
and started another family.
But as years went by,
he decided to return to his first family
but that time,
he was already paralyzed and all his money gone.
and good children
and blessed with a nice-paying job.
He was always a good husband and father
and a great provider for the family.
He was friendly and amiable
that was why he was always surrounded by friends.
But things changed when he met a younger woman,
a student in college
who was irresistibly pretty and sexy.
All those years of being faithful
went down the drain.
He was tempted to court the girl
and eventually the girl gave in to him.
They hid their relationship for several months
until he became madly in love with her.
They would secretly met in nearby towns or cities
and meetings became more frequent than ever.
A part of his finances were directed to the girl's tuition
and this caused a big problem.
He could no longer attend to his family's needs
because he was already more concern about the girl.
And after few years,
the wife found out.
A huge fight then broke out.
The wife was mad and very sad for her family
that was about to be destroyed.
The husband tried to deny everything
but there was nothing more he could do
because so many people,
including close friends and family members,
had already found out about the infidelity.
he admitted the relationship.
That was a heartbreaking moment!
The wife was torn apart
and the children who were now grown up
were all crying.
They just couldn't believe such thing about their father
after all these years.
They didn't know what to do
or how to handle the depressing situation.
They just cried and cried the whole time.
fights between the couple were an everyday occurrence
until it became clear
that the family was headed to ruin.
There was no use living in the same house
when love was no longer there.
Everything just fell apart
and the vows, the promises, the thought of "forever"
seemed to vanish without a trace.
And not long after,
and started a new family with his other woman.
They had children whom he loved so much
that he totally forgot his first children.
His new family became his life
and he felt completely happy and satisfied.
Back in his hometown,
his first wife never remarried,
and tried to grab opportunity that came her way
to support her children.
She barely made it the first few years
of being separated,
but as time passed by,
she learned to live the life of a single hardworking mom.
The children too had a hard time
adjusting to a family without a father,
and that greatly affected their studies.
But they learned to accept the reality
and became used to it.
The wife and children developed a very strong bond
that nothing and no one could tear them apart.
As years went by,
the wife and children became happy and contented
as if nothing happened.
The children finished college
and found work that they became independent.
Part of their salaries they gave to their mother
who was already approaching her senior.
All those years,
they heard nothing from their father
and they no longer bother.
The family wounds were already healed
and all pieces of their hearts
were already glued together in place.
But one day,
the family received a news
that the father wanted to ask forgiveness
for everything he did
and he wanted to come back
and be reunited.
They were shocked and wondered why
he suddenly wanted to return
when they had already forgotten about him
and moved on with their lives.
The father was hesitant to tell the truth at first
and he just kept on asking for forgiveness.
He said he was very sorry for his mistake
and he wanted to make up for everything
in any way he could
if he was given a chance.
Then finally he told the truth.
He was already paralyzed half his body
after having a stroke
and that all his money from retirement
had already been spent.
He had nowhere else to go
because his other woman no longer wanted him
or didn't want to be responsible
to a broke and paralyzed man.
Even his other children didn't care at all.
He was hopeless.
TO END THIS STORY,
I HAVE TO WRITE TWO ENDINGS.
ONE IS SAD, THE OTHER IS HAPPY
OR SHOULD I SAY,
NOT SO SAD ENDING.
The children strongly prevent their father
from being reunited to them
because they could never forget the pain.
But the mother,
a very soft and tender, loving and forgiving wife,
welcomed her husband back.
She said although they were separated for years,
she was still married to him
and they were true husband and wife.
And there was nothing more the children could do
but to do the same.
Seeing their father in that terrible condition
softened their hearts of stone.
They too learned to forgive
and loved their father more than ever.
And in a few years time,
the father died
and they gave him a decent burial.
The wife and children planned
to welcome the father back
but after thinking it over
and after hearing advice from family and friends,
they killed the plan.
They had already moved on
and they were already happy.
The father will just be a heavy burden to carry.
So the father remained with his other family
paralyzed and broke
but neglected and not cared for.
And then he died in misery.