Roberto walked into the store and felt an immediate twinge in his gut. The realization that his mom had been lying all this time hit him like a freight train.
He never meant to make a scene but he had to confront the old woman to learn the truth. It was clear to him then that this moment was going to change his life forever.
Donna Tomassa was a simple woman. Life hadn’t always been easy but she did her best with the hand she’d been dealt. She’d had to raise her son while living in a wooden cottage.
Despite the challenges, he had turned out into a fine young man. Everything was perfect between mother and son until his new partner came along.
Roberto Tomassa meant everything to his mother and she to him. He grew up the hard way but had managed to find some success for himself as an adult. He was content with his life but after meeting Ana at a party, he felt even happier.
Ana had also faced a difficult upbringing. Being one of six children, she struggled for attention her entire life. By the time she grew up, Ana knew exactly what she wanted out of life and was determined to get it.
A Difficult Life
Ana’s poverty-stricken upbringing meant she had to wear hand-me-down clothes throughout high school. She was locked mercilessly by other students for this.
Ana resolved to have a better life one day. From a young age, she knew that marrying a rich man could help her achieve this. As she got older, she began planning for ways to make this happen and knew there would need to be sacrifices made along the way.
He Made A Vow
At the same time, Donna Tomassa was doing menial housework for wealthy people just to get by and care for Roberto. At times, they barely had enough to eat and Donna would go without food on some nights to ensure Roverto always had something to eat.
By struggling this way and with the help of a local priest, she managed to save enough to help Roberto study abroad. Roberto worked hard to ensure that he could one day take care of his mom for all her sacrifices. He had no idea just how difficult it would be to do this.
After much hard work and discipline, Roberto graduated from his studies and found a great job. Within a few short years, he was able to make it big and could now afford a new car, house, and many luxuries he never had as a child.
He still had one major goal to fulfill. Finally, with joy in his heart, Roberto went back to get his mom. He brought her over to live with and for the first time, Donna was able to live a life of luxury. Neither knew that their happiness was doomed to come to an abrupt end.
Roberto had also been hanging out with Ana a lot by then. After some time, he asked her out officially and the pair started dating. He liked her a lot and bought her an expensive gift on their first date.
Ana seemed just as taken with him and the pair quickly began to fall in love. Roberto finally introduced her to his mother. Roberto did not know that Ana wasn’t thrilled that Donna lived with him. However, Roberto was the kind of man she had dreamed of all her life so she was determined to settle down with him.
As Ana and Roberto’s relationship grew, she began spending more time at his place. Donna was pleased to see her son so happy and gave the relationship her blessing.
Ana secretly begrudged the fact that Roberto paid so much attention to his mother. She wanted all his attention for herself. However, she was his mother so it wouldn’t be easy to get between them although the idea had already begun to brew in her mind.
The Next Step
After many happy months together, Roberto proposed and Ana was over the moon about it. She had been dreaming of this all her life and finally, her dream man was ready to settle down.
Donna, on the other hand, wasn’t happy about the news. Ana had already begun passing comments about the house not being large enough to accommodate them all, especially if they had kids. Donna was beginning to have a foreboding feeling about her future daughter-in-law.
The Big Change
The wedding day finally came and it was a stunning ceremony. Ana was beyond happy as her dreams were finally being fulfilled. After all the glamor of the day, the next step was settling down together.
A few days after the wedding, Roberto was surprised when Donna announced she was moving back to her cottage. She said that she preferred staying there. Roberto wasn’t happy but she insisted. He gave her some money and promised to provide for her further so she’d never have to struggle again. However, unbeknown to them, trouble was still brewing.
The money her son gave her lasted her for the first month well. She was able to fix the old house and buy herself some new clothes, medicine, and all the food she needed. But at the beginning of the next month, no money came from her son. She waited and waited, but nothing happened.
Donna thought he must have a good reason for not sending her money, so she never bothered him about it. But life wasn’t what it used to be, and she couldn’t make it alone. At times she only had sugar water for breakfast to afford her medicine. She was struggling to get by, and her son had no clue.
Looking For A Job
Despite her advanced age, Donna decided to look for a job to be able to afford her medicine and food. She wandered around until she reached a tool store. The woman asked the manager if he had any jobs available, but he quickly turned her down due to her age. Then she asked if he at least had some food to give her as she hadn’t eaten in three days. Before the manager could answer, Roberto entered the store as he loved to fix stuff around the house by himself and wanted his own tools.
He was happy to see his mom and asked her what she was doing there. If she needed something fixed, she should call him. The manager quickly cut him off, saying she was there for a job or at least some food. The son was livid, “Didn’t you get the money at the beginning of the month?” Before she could say anything, she passed out on the isle. An officer was nearby and quickly attended to the woman until the ambulance arrived.
Donna was taken to the hospital, where she was recovering well. After making sure his mom was alright, Roberto went home to confront his wife. He was furious.
“Why didn’t my mother get the money? What did you do with it?” Roberto asked his wife. She quickly denied it. “Don’t lie to me,” he said. He insisted until she told him the truth. Ana said she needed it and thought his mother would be alright without his help. Roberto stormed off the room leaving Ana crying.
It took a lot of convincing, but Roberto eventually made peace with his wife. She was young, and he believed she wasn’t aware of how much harm she was doing to his mother.
But he didn’t stop there. He asked Ana for one more thing, and she knew she couldn’t say no if she wanted them to stay together.
Roberto wanted to bring his mom back home. Ana accepted. He didn’t leave her much choice anyway.
As soon as she got out of the hospital, she was back at her son’s home. Ana sincerely apologized for her grave mistake and promised she’ll do her best to accommodate the old woman in their home. Donna was very happy to be welcomed back and forgave her daughter-in-law.