Henry, who is 41 years old, had four children and was a widower. He supported them by working as a janitor at the airport. Henry struggled to make ends meet due to the fact that they lived paycheck to paycheck.
Fortunately, his coworkers were kind enough to give Henry’s kids used toys and clothes from their own kids. Their wives also occasionally sent food.
They came up with other means of assisting Henry because he refused to accept the money that was offered to him. Henry came across an abandoned stroller while sweeping the runway after a flight landed one day.
To inspect it, he slowed down and discovered a girl sleeping quietly inside who appeared to be around two years old.
“How could someone leave their child here while being so oblivious?” He looked around and wondered.
He pondered how the authorities could have missed the stroller on the trail when there was not a single person in sight. He gently pushed it in the direction of the security office, where the police were called.
Henry made the decision to return to work in the interim. The young girl began to weep and begged him to stay just as he was about to leave.
“Mommy? Where have you gone? In an effort to locate her mother amid the airport crowd, the young girl wailed and wept in her stroller. To comfort her, Henry held her close.
He said, “Your mommy will be here soon, sweetie.” Be at ease. The little girl finally stopped crying, but she kept looking with her eyes for her mother.
Henry was also looking at the crowd, but he didn’t see a woman coming toward them. The missing daughter was announced to the police when they arrived a few minutes later, but no woman reported her child’s death.
She could only confirm that she lived with her mother and that her father was deceased when the police questioned her about her parents.
Henry realized at that point that he couldn’t leave the girl alone. He felt for her because he was a father. He made the decision to take care of her, even though he was aware that it would be challenging.
He admitted to the police that he was willing to care for the girl and that he had four other children.
At first, the police were reluctant, but after they checked his ID and did some research, they let him take the girl home for the night.
She would be picked up by Social Services the following day. Henry wasn’t bothered. He stopped at the grocery store to buy the girl food and diapers on his way home.
His children were eager to meet her when they got home. She was also content. Henry and his children dined with the girl that evening, and one of them read the girl stories until she fell asleep.
Henry couldn’t stop looking at her as she slept soundly. If her mother didn’t show up, he was worried about what would happen.
He began to consider the possibility of adopting the girl because he was aware that it would be difficult for her to go to a shelter. He had made his decision the following morning.
However, the social worker was reluctant to let him take the girl when child protective services arrived. Henry was able to persuade them to let him care for her after hours of negotiations.
There was just one condition: that he undergo a background check and obtain adoptive parent status, both of which he did.
Despite the fact that months had passed, the police investigation was fruitless. After finding no trace of the girl’s mother, Henry ended up legally adopting her.
Because he saw her as a blessing, he gave her the name Blessie. He had no idea what was in store for her; Blessie was adored by Henry and his children.
They even took turns feeding and bathing Blessie, helping him change her diapers. Blessie quickly adjusted to Henry’s family over the course of the days.
Henry’s manager had increased his compensation. He could now better look after his kids. He was also offered a better job with a higher salary after a few years.
Blessie’s life appeared to be going well until an unexpected visitor showed up on his 18th birthday.
A woman in sparkly stilettos, clearly wealthy, was standing on his doorstep. The similarity between this woman and Blessie made Henry feel afraid. “Henry Pate? ” Ayleen Morales is my name.
I’m here to get my daughter back from you, who took her in 16 years ago. She stated, “I require her cash.” Henry felt awful and as though everything around him was falling apart.
“Are you with her? Where are you now after all of these years? Before I call the police, please leave! She doesn’t need your money at all!”
Henry was taken aback by the woman’s response when she laughed. Henry, oh! It doesn’t matter much. Don’t worry too much about it. Look, I wasn’t thinking clearly at the time.
I wasn’t prepared to become a mother; a woman’s life cannot be reduced to raising children. I’d like her back now.
“Return her?” Henry responded, ” Lady, heed. My daughter is not a disposable possession that can be taken from you at any time. She was legally adopted by me, and she has nothing to do with you!”
She responds, “All right.” What if we strike a deal? I’ll keep the money if you keep her.
She will get $3 million from my late husband, and I want all of it for myself. I’ll let you have her if she goes with me to the lawyer’s office to sign the papers.
She gave him a business card and said, “Here is the address in question.” You’ll find out when you visit her….” Henry was taken aback.
Ayleen left because, fortunately, Blessie wasn’t home when she visited. But when Blessie got home later that evening, she saw his pale face and knew something was wrong, so he finally told her everything.
“What do you think, Dad? I won’t accompany her anywhere. My family is you. Why did you tolerate her?” “Oh, honey, I’m not sure. The money was all she was thinking about.
She wants to take what appears to be a substantial inheritance from your father. She provided the lawyer’s address. Blessie was crying.
“Great! She left me behind, and she now wants the money! That’s all right. She will not receive any of that money from me! But I’ll still see a lawyer….”
Due to the fact that Blessie had almost no recollection of her father, she was curious as to whether the attorney could assist her.
She and Henry went to his office the following day, but the truth inside her broke. It turned out that Ayleen had married Ronald, her wealthy father, solely for the money.
She didn’t want to have Blessie, but she had to pretend to be a good mother in order to take advantage of Ronald’s wealth.
Sadly, he passed away in a car accident shortly after Blessie turned two, but Ayleen was unaware that he had altered his will prior to his death.
She was furious when she found out that Blessy would get her fortune on her 18th birthday and that she wasn’t in the will. By that time, she had left Blessie behind and relocated abroad with her boyfriend.
She decided to wait until Blessie turned 18 to find her, and she didn’t find her until 16 years later. She ought to perish in hell, I say! When she found out the truth, Blessie wept. I’ll never like her again!
She desires the cash?! She won’t get anything… Blessie did not sign the documents stating that she was giving up the inheritance in the end.
She was managing all of that money with Henry when she finally got it. Ayleen didn’t give up and tried to get them to do something by harassing them. When they told the police, she finally stopped.
Blessie told Henry one night, “I’m so glad I found you, Dad.” Can you believe that just because she wanted money, my mother came back into my life? I despise her!”
However, you shouldn’t,” Henry advised her. You see, the bad things in life teach us how important the good things are.
I wouldn’t have found you if she hadn’t been so awful. My precious, I adore you. As they affectionately hugged, he added, “I’m so happy to have you as well.”