Till Death Do You
Just imagine being 46 years old, weighing a healthy 195, building 8
homes, running heavy equipment for your fathers business. You
change careers due to a recession and take a position with a local
tractor trailer company. You deliver box trailers to the Metro area
on a daily basis. All is going well, your children are of age, but
your wife leaves you. You get remarried and then the worst happens.
A massive stroke leaves you paralyzed.
Your new found wife leaves you because she can’t handle (or won’t)
take the oath of “death till you part, no matter what” You are left
in ICU alone, depressed, dependent on your children to support you.
Years go by, therapy is not working, and you are bound to a wheel
chair with your left side paralyzed, unable to care for yourself.
You live in the kitchen and living room area with no rest room, or
shower nearby. The state refuses to help you since you have 2
vehicles and a home. There is little equity in the home due to your
illness. Your wheel chair sets you back 5K. You allow complete
strangers to rent for free just to get a bath and have someone care
for the home and property.
Then your first ex-wife surprises you and returns. She leaves you a
fully furnished home, the vehicles and all the amenities needed.
She comes by 2 times a week to check on you, bathe you, and cut your
toe nails. She provides groceries and clothing and often takes you
to therapy. She visits and reminisces on the past. The children
meet at the home on your Birthday, Father’s Day, Christmas, etc.
This is not a “cash” Pay it forward” story, it’s a death till you
part Pay it forward story.
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