After her death, an older woman leaves behind a $3.7 million mansion, but there’s a twist in the will: the mansion was transferred to a young man who isn’t one of her three sons. Lizy Campbell’s husband Andrew was a wealthy businessman, and after he died in a tragic car accident, he bequeathed the entire estate to his beloved life. Naturally, Lizy and her three sons never missed out on anything.
However, when her old age approached, she wanted her sons to be close to her and look after her. It’s not like Lizy didn’t have a caretaker at home, but nothing could compare to a family, is what she often pondered. So when she was left alone when her sons moved out, she became depressed and hardly took care of herself, which finally led to her being diagnosed with cancer. The doctors stated it was terminal, and she had less than a month to live.
Lizy couldn’t stop crying when she got the news and desperately wanted to see her sons one final time. So she requested Marylin, her caretaker, to invite all three of her boys to dinner. Their replies, however, were not what she had expected.
“A dinner?” Matt, Lizy’s eldest son, snapped. “Look, Marylin, mom needs to understand that we’re no longer high school students who can make time for her anytime she wants. We have jobs and families to take care of. I’ll check with my receptionist to see if I have time next month, but it won’t be possible this month.”
Lizy was right there, listening in on the whole thing. Tears welled up in her eyes as she heard Matt’s reaction. “Matt, if you could just make time this month, that would be fantastic. Your mother’s health isn’t good, and she wants to see you,” Marylin insisted, hiding the fact, as per Lizy’s orders, that she didn’t have enough time. But Matt didn’t care.
“Then take her to a bloody hospital, Marilyn! Why the hell are you bothering me? I’m not a doctor who can treat people!” he said and hung up. “Yes, ma’am,” Marilyn responded sadly, knowing deep down that Matt’s statements had hurt Lizy and that nothing could console her. She took a deep breath and dialed Tom and Harry, but that made the situation only worse.
Tom didn’t answer the phone, and when Harry answered, all he said was, “I’m sorry, Marilyn, but I won’t be able to come since I’m traveling to India to meet with some foreign investors. I know mom is old and will cause an unnecessary fuss, so please tell her I’m not feeling well and that I’ll see her soon.” And this way, all three of them declined her invitation in one way or the other.
Poor Lizy went to her room, locked the door, and cried all night, holding her husband’s picture. “I’m very sorry, Andrew. I think we were so focused on fulfilling our children’s needs that we forgot to teach them the value of family.”
Marilyn couldn’t help but feel sorry for the elderly lady at this time. She realized that no matter how hard she tried, nothing she said would have been able to console Lizy. But just then, an idea hit her. He lived in a comfortable, modest cottage with his mother, but there was more love and peace in the small house than in Lizy’s villa, which was designed by a world-famous architect and housed some of the world’s most rare and priceless artifacts. Perhaps that was why Lizy befriended Mrs. Oliver so quickly. Because despite being a wealthy woman, love and care mattered more to her than millions of dollars.
Goodness is like a boomerang; it comes back to you in one form or the other. So when Marilyn saw how sad Lizy was after her sons turned down her invite, she called Mrs. Oliver right away. “What? They said they weren’t going to come?” Mrs. Oliver was shocked at how mean Lizy’s sons were to her.“It’s good you called me, Marilyn. I’m going to teach those boys a lesson! If I had been there…” Mrs. Oliver had only begun to speak when Marilyn cut her off.
“There’s one more thing I wanted to tell you, ma’am. Actually….” Then she went on to say that Lizy only had a month to live and that she wanted to see her sons one last time before departing for her heavenly home. Mrs. Oliver covered her mouth in shock. “When? What? What are you saying?” she asked, concerned.
“We only found out about it today, ma’am. But her sons don’t know that yet.” There was a brief pause. Then Mrs. Oliver spoke up. “I know what I’m going to do to cheer Lizy up, Marilyn. Who cares about those jerks! They will one day get what they deserve! Lizy means a lot to me, and I’ll do everything I can to make her happy in her final days.”