Liam, a 6-year-old boy, spent every weekend at his grandmother’s house in Oklahoma. The boy got along very well with his grandmother, Meredith, who did everything for him.
Usually, on Saturdays, he would spend time in his grandma’s yard, running, feeding the pets, or relaxing in the pool that her grandmother had bought especially for her grandson.
Every Sunday, Meredith would take her grandson to a park, to a playground, or take nature walks. Liam was looking forward to the weekend to go to his grandmother.
On Sunday, Meredith took Liam to a playground with lots of slides, swings and other fun games for children.
In a moment of inattention, Liam fell from the cradle and broke his hand. Grandma rushed him to the hospital, where the boy’s parents also came.
The child’s mother was very upset and accused the grandmother of neglecting Liam and told her that the boy broke her hand because of her. Grandma started crying and tried to explain that it was just a moment of inattention and that in no way did she neglect Liam. But the mother did not even want to listen to her and forbade her to see her grandson again.
Meredith was devastated by this news. For weeks she called every day both Liam’s mother and father (her son) to apologize and find out how the child was feeling, but they didn’t even answer the phone, they didn’t want to hear of her anymore.
Time passed and Liam started school, but the boy’s behavior began to change. He didn’t talk much to any of his classmates, he ate very little and had moments when he was very emotional or nervous.
The parents started to worry and took Liam to the doctor. After doing all the tests, the doctor told them that the boy is completely healthy.
But Liam was behaving more and more strangely, so his parents thought that he had not adjusted to his schoolmates or teachers.
In the end, they decided to move him to another school, hoping that the child would recover, but here too Liam had the same problem, he didn’t talk to anyone, he didn’t eat and he cried more and more often.
Another 6 months passed and the parents took Liam to a psychologist. After a few sessions, the psychologist called the parents and told them: “I found out what is the problem with your son and why he is behaving like that. He misses his grandmother very much. It seems that Liam had a special relationship with her and loved her very much. From the moment you forbade him to see his grandmother, the boy began to change. Even if he didn’t tell you, he suffers in silence because he doesn’t see his grandmother anymore. If you want Liam to recover and be the happy, good child you knew, you need to reconnect him with his grandmother. ”
It had been 2 years since Liam hadn’t seen his grandmother.
The parents were shocked and with tears in their eyes, put Liam in the car and hurried to his grandmother’s house.
When they arrived, no one was home, so they called her, but no one answered. Finally, a neighbor saw them and told them that their grandmother had a heart attack 10 days ago and was in the hospital.
Then the neighbor gave them a letter. “Meredith asked me to give you this letter in case something happens to her. I think it’s the right time to read it, “said the neighbor.
With tears in his eyes, the child’s father opened the letter and began to read:
My dear Liam, almost two years have passed in which I have never seen you, I have not heard your voice, I have not kissed you, I have not seen your smile. Two hard years, full of bitter tears and regrets.
I always thought, did I do everything I could for you? Was it better if I didn’t go to that damn park? Was it better if we didn’t let you swing?
Even if your parents didn’t understand me, I’m writing this letter to you, I know that one day you will read it. I never thought I would end up in a situation where I couldn’t see my grandson. I would do anything for you, I would give my life for you.
I want you to understand that your grandmother loves you enormously and that the fact that you fell from the cradle was an accident, a cursed moment for which I will suffer for the rest of my life.
The only thing that kept me alive all this time when I couldn’t see you were the memories and the pictures with you.
My life is useless without you, I can’t live alone in this house. Every Saturday I look out the window and wait for you to come. Let me make your favorite cake and play with the ball or jump in the pool.
But the years go by and you don’t come …
If I’m not going to be alive when you read this letter, keep in mind, my dear Liam, that I loved you enormously and that I’m not mad at you for not visiting me. And I’m not upset with your parents either. In a way, I tried to understand them. I take all the blame for what happened.
Grandma kisses you and wants you to grow up big, beautiful, and strong.
Sincerely, Grandma Meredith. ”
After reading the letter, the parents began to cry and quickly ran to the hospital to look for grandma. When they entered the hospital room, Grandma was in bed. Liam entered the room first and jumped to hug his grandmother. Everyone started crying.
“Forgive us, Grandma. we judged you wrong… ”said Liam’s father.
Grandma looked at them and said, “Remember one thing, a mother will forgive her children whenever they are wrong. She can scold them, she can punish them, but she NEVER LEAVES them. “
After she recovered, grandma was discharged from the hospital and moved to Liam’s house. From now on, the boy and his grandmother will be able to be together every day.