If there’s one thing that is essentially challenging yet equally rewarding job in the world, then that would be no other than parenting.
One of the purest bonds ever shared is the one between kids and their parents. Not that it needed evidence, but one particular incident shared by a Russian father described it even more. This Russian Father shared an incident that took place in his family and you will be shocked to know about it.
One morning I came down the stairs, seeing this exact scene – my 17 year old daughter with a young man, asleep after what must have been a night of ‘hard labor’. I very quietly made breakfast, went back upstairs and told my wife, son and other (youngest) daughter to be very quiet because people were still asleep.
They all sat down and the father yelled “YOUNG MAN”. The man woke up with his life almost stuck in his throat and started to move horizontally and vertically. The father continued “the breakfast is ready!” and he said it with a tone of gladness. He made the boy with the entire family, while everyone remained silent and stared at their plates.
It must have been the hardest 20 feet for a butt naked youngster to cross. Trying to hide his, I must say, rather impressive morning wood. My youngest daughter looking in awe at said piece of wood, as did my wife. After he put on his clothes, which lay beside the dinner table, he sat down. My son (6’4″) patted him on the shoulder, looked him in the eyes, sighed and shook his head. By now he was really, really nervous. You could almost smell it. In my best Russian accent: “My friend, I’m going to ask you a question. The answer you give is very important…. for you.” At this point he was sweating.
“Do you like cats?”
He was a very likeable and friendly guy. Clearly uneducated but not dumb. There was something odd about him. My daughter assured me he was a very nice and attentive guy. She knew him for about a month by then. He came by every day since that morning, never stayed overnight though.
Every morning he came to pick her up for school on his bicycle, brought her home after, and made sure she did her homework. He looked after her when she was sick and we were at work. He invested time end effort. He had the patience of an angel when she had one of her terrible moods.
He said he had no family, no education, no steady job. She adores him. He adores her. Who am I to prevent her from learning from her own mistakes?
It was only after 8 months when his son had told him that the boy was homeless and was the son an abusive father who killed himself and a mother crack whore. They lived in rented trailers and had been surviving 3 years by sleeping in parks. His daughter had met him in her riding school.
Now, there I was. I knew a young man, 18 or 19 years old, who was polite and comes in smiling; who leaves smiling; who cares; who helps, no need to ask; who makes my child happy. This is a kid who never had a chance to be a kid.
Sometimes when he does not come over because he has a job, we miss him. They are not buddies, but my son gets along with him very well. My youngest daughter trusts him unconditionally and my wife’s motherly instinct seems to have expanded. And me? I sometimes worry for him. I want him to be happy.
I told my wife and youngest what I learned about him they cried I had a hard time telling. I was disappointed in my oldest daughter she knew she should have told us she loves him and lets him leave every night to go….where????
The next day I gave him a key of our house I told him I expected him home every night home in the next weeks we fixed our spare room and took him shopping for furniture he was quite good in making things he wanted to be his own boss, he liked building things we saw to it that he got an education which enabled him to do just that that was in 2000 now 15 years later my found son and my daughter have thriving business they gave use 3 beautiful grandchildren last year twins 1 girl, 1 boy”
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