Santo Langson is 80 and a senior citizen. He has two wives and nine children; none of whom lives with him. He would have been living well; but he is not. It’s many years since his children and wives abandoned him to himself. He is the loneliest person in the world.
You must be wondering why two wives and their children would abandon their husband and father.
It’s a long story.
He has six children with his first wife and three with the second. All the six with the first wife are working and earning very good salaries. They are all prosperous and would have been taking very good care of their father. Unfortunately, they have decided not to do anything for him. They no longer have his time.
They all loved him when they were much younger. At that time, theirs was a happy family; made up of father, mother and four children.
Then one day, trouble started like unexpected rain in the dry season. Their father and mother began to quarrel and fight every day. A day came and he brought home a young girl. They learned she would live with them and be his second wife.
That was the beginning of darkness in their home. Their father no longer had time for them and their mother. All he had time for was his second wife. He showered her with love; but beat up their mother every day. He also stopped paying their school fees. He did not buy their clothes, buy their school needs or provide food money to their mother as he used to do.
He danced to the tune of his darling second wife. After four years, their mother was chased out of the home completely and their step-mother treated them worse than dogs and their father said nothing.
Although their mother was away from home, it was thanks to her efforts that they went through school. As luck would have it, they all managed to find their way out of the country where they got good jobs.
When their father went on retirement and was no longer having money, his darling second wife turned her back on him and began to do as she liked. Her own children, their step-brothers and sisters were not yet working and showed no prospects of success.
Although, they were all well-to-do, they never had time for their father. The wounds he had inflicted on them when they were young were too deep to forget. That was why, at his advanced age of eighty, he lived alone, having finally been abandoned by his second wife. There was no one to love and care for him. You need to see how he suffers. It’s a pity.
Who is to blame? What advice do you have on this so that we may all learn?
Some people blame the children and say no matter what, they should not have abandoned their father. Some people say their mother would have advised her children not to abandon their father. Some people say it serves the father right.
What do you say?