When the man walked into the store, he couldn’t believe what he saw. His mom had been lying to him all this time.
The son confronted the old woman in front of everyone and forced her to reveal the truth. And at that moment, he knew that nothing in his life would be the same again.
Donna Tomassa was a woman who struggled all her life. She raised her son alone in a small wooden house and had to go through many hardships to turn him into a fine young man.
The old woman thought she would be at her son’s side all her life, but when his new lover came into the picture, things changed. And not all for the better.
Roberto Tomassa was his mother’s treasure. He was poor all his life, but as he got older, he managed to build himself a better situation through hard work and education. Roberto first met Ana at a friend’s birthday party. He was smitten when he first saw her and asked for her number.
Ana had a difficult upbringing as well. He was one of six children, and it was very difficult for her parents to take care of them. She swore to do whatever it took to get a better life.
Ana was so poor that she had to wear the same clothes every day in high school. Other teens teased her and called her awful names.
This changed the course of her life. During that time, Ana decided that she would find a rich man to marry when she grew older so she won’t have to endure that shame again. But would she be able to do it? And what would she have to sacrifice to get there?
Donna Tomassa used to iron rich people’s clothes and take care of their pets for money. Sometimes there wasn’t enough food in the house for both of them, so she had to skip meals once in a while. In this way, she managed to put Roberto through school and, with the help of the local priest, send him to study abroad.
Roberto promised himself that he would do everything he could to not see his mother starving ever again. But would he be able to keep that promise?
Roberto graduated and got a high-paying job soon after. It only took a few years, and he could already afford some of the finer things in life. He got a house, a nice car, and everything he ever wanted.
It was time now to fulfill his old promise. So he took in his old mom as well. From then on, she lived with him in luxury, and it seemed like she wouldn’t struggle anymore. Would it last, though?
After a few more encounters with Ana, Roberto went on an official date with her. They had a lot of fun, and he liked her a lot. Even though they had just started dating, he brought her a lovely gift when he arrived at the restaurant.
Ana reciprocated his feelings, and their love began to grow. Their relationship was getting more serious by the day, and Roberto even introduced her to his mother. Ana wasn’t delighted that he was living with his mother. But her goals from when she was young were all that mattered. And Roberto seemed the perfect man for accomplishing her dreams.
Ana started to spend more and more time and Roberto’s house. His mom was happy about the couple, but Ana didn’t like the man’s living situation. She wanted Roberto’s affection all for herself, but she did her best to hide her true feelings.
After all, Donna was his mom, and Roberto loved her a lot. So Ana couldn’t do much about it. At least not yet.
After some good months of dating, Roberto proposed to Ana. She was the happiest. She said yes instantly, thinking how her life would change when she became his wife.
Roberto’s old mother was very happy to hear the news. But Ana quickly cut her off, hinting that the house would not be able to accommodate so many people since she moved in. Donna knew exactly what her future daughter-in-law meant.
The wedding was spectacular. It was filled with people from both sides of the family. Ana was the happiest. Her dream had finally come true. She had married a good man that could offer her a great life.
A few days later, Donna told the couple that she would move out of her son’s home. She said she’ll return to her wooden home to give them more privacy. Roberto protested her decision but couldn’t do much to stop her. He gave Donna some money so she could get started, and he promised she would receive support every month, so she won’t have to struggle.
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.
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.