Sometimes, life gets away without us even realizing it, we may become so focused on our careers that we forget to take time for ourselves. This is what happened to Simon, the man in our story today which was inspired by the readers at AmoMama. Simon had built a very successful career but did not realize he wanted more, until it was too late…or was it?
A Successful Man
Simon was 42, he had built his very successful career and was a wealthy man. He had spent most of his life reaching for this goal. But now that Simon was older, he soon realized something was missing. He had no partner to share his success with, and he longed for a child to leave his legacy to. He knew he would be an amazing father, but he also knew that time had almost run out. How was he going to find the love of his life and have a baby before it was too late? He decided to speak to his doctors about his concerns. And realized perhaps adoption was an option, at least this way he could be a father.
Simon drove home, with many thoughts in his mind. Perhaps he should not have broken things off with his ex, but he knew she was not right for him. He pulled up into his driveaway and got out of his car. He noticed what looked like a parcel on his doorstep. Simon thought to himself if he’d placed an order and forgotten about it, confused, he locked his car and walked up to his front door.
No Ordinary Parcel
Simon walked up to his door and to his shock and surprise, he saw a baby was wrapped up in the parcel at his front door. He gasped as he reached down for the tiny human. The baby looked up at him and gurgled, and Simon fell instantly in love, he looked around to see if the baby’s parents were nearby, but he knew right then and there that someone had purposefully left the child on his doorstep. He picked the baby and her few belongings up and went inside. He immediately had thoughts of keeping the baby. He called child services from inside, and while waiting for them made the baby a bottle of formula which had been left with the baby.
A few hours later, a social worker turned up at his home. She asked him many questions, and they tried to figure out who could have left the little girl on his doorstep. He then asked the social worker what his chances were of being able to keep the baby. She did not seem to think it would happen, as he was a single and unmarried man. She promised him she would try her best but that she could not promise he would be able to keep the baby. Simon nodded and handed the little girl over to her. His heart sank as they drove away.
Becoming a Father
A few months had passed, and the baby on the doorstep was now around five months old. Finally, they had granted Simon guardianship. He chose a name for his new daughter and picked the name, Rebecca. Simon was an excellent father, providing his little girl with all her wants and needs. He was happy.
12 years passed by, and Simon and his daughter had never really thought about who could have left her on his doorstep. Rebecca had known about how she was left on Simon’s doorstep since she was about 10 years old. While of course they always wondered, it did not really matter anyway. Until one day, close to Rebecca’s 13th birthday, the doorbell rang. Simon was getting ready for work and Rebecca was eating breakfast waiting to go to school.