The woman assumed that the old woman was the triplets’ grandmother, she took care of the babies while their parents worked. But when she saw the police take the children away from her, she discovered the shocking truth about the old woman.
Lawyer Phoebe Harper had just moved to New York from Florida when she came across an elderly lady with triplets. Phoebe was married to a man named Adam Carter for two years, but things didn’t work out between them, so after getting divorced, she thought the move would give her a fresh start.
At the same time, she was planning to open a new law firm and thought NYC would be a great option. But soon after moving in, she realizes that she doesn’t know much about the area, so she goes on walks every morning to explore new places, and it was on one of these walks that she saw the old woman with the triplets.
Phoebe saw the old lady and the triplets every day. | Source: Shutterstock
Every day the old lady sat in the same playpen with three beautiful babies in their black strollers, her huge innocent eyes scrutinizing everyone.
“These are the cutest triplets I’ve ever seen!” Phoebe thought every time she passed them. She’d wanted to have a family for a long time, but because of Adam, who turned out to be an idiot, that didn’t happen.
One morning she was walking through the park and found that the old lady was not there. She thought maybe she was late or sick. But soon after, she saw her. She frantically pushed the cart and looked scared.
“What does she have ?” Phoebe was confused.
Soon she saw two huge figures, dressed in police uniforms, chasing her.
The old woman, her eyes brimming with tears, turned to look at them and quickened her pace. “Lady, wait!” shouted one of the policemen, who immediately caught up with her.
Phoebe saw two police officers chasing the old woman. | Source: Unsplash
At that moment, the woman began to cry, and Phoebe stopped to observe what was happening. She noticed that the woman was shaking and pleading with the officers. One of the officers ripped his cart off him and yelled at him.
Phoebe wasn’t sure what was going on, so she decided to approach them and hear what the woman was saying.
“Please officer,” she heard him beg. “Don’t take these kids away from me. I can’t live without them. Please!”
“They’re taking the kids, but why?” Phoebe wondered, her eyes widening in surprise.
“Listen, Ms. Green,” one of the officers said sternly. “We’ve checked your background and your home, and you can’t take care of them. Child Protective Services is obligated to step in so that these children are raised in a better place! ! !” he yelled as he prepared to leave.
Mrs. Green begged the officers not to take his grandchildren. | Source: Unsplash
But Mrs. Green didn’t move. She knelt down and began to plead with the officers. “I can’t imagine my life without my granddaughters. I’ll do anything you say. Please – please!”
At this point, the officer calmed down and explained, “Ms. Green, we can’t help you. We have to take the kids because we want them to be safe, okay? And you have to let them go. Sorry!”
Despite the cries and pleas of Mrs. Green, the cops took the babies and left. Phoebe didn’t notice, but was almost in tears after witnessing the old woman’s anguish, and decided to approach her.
“Excuse me, ma’am,” she said. “Are you okay? Let me help you.”
She accompanied the elderly woman to a bench and asked her to calm down. “What happened, ma’am? Why did they take the kids away? Sorry, I shouldn’t interfere in your case, but I’m a lawyer and I can help you.”
“A lawyer ?” The eyes of Mrs. Green lit up. “Oh my dear. You have to help me! They took my grandchildren from me! I can’t live without them.”
Mrs. Green was happy to discover that Phoebe was a lawyer. | Source: Pexel
“I understand, ma’am. But you need to calm down and tell me what happened. Only then can I help you.”
Mrs. Green wiped away her tears. “Three months ago I lost my son and daughter-in-law in a car accident,” she said. “I was left alone to take care of my granddaughters. We had a small grocery store where my son and daughter-in-law worked together. But after they died, I couldn’t manage the business properly and the store closed.
“I lived on my savings and sometimes I sell sweaters and knitted hats, which helps us in some way. I know I can’t raise three kids like this, but I can’t live without them. only family, my dear…”, she finished before bursting into tears.
The lawyer had tears in her eyes when she learned of this woman’s tragic story. “Don’t worry, ma’am,” she assured him. “I’ll help you. You won’t lose them. I’ll make sure of it.”
“Serious ?” Mrs. Green looked at her with his hopeful eyes. “How will we do this?”
“You just said you sell knit caps and sweaters, right? That’s exactly where we’re going to start, ma’am,” Phoebe replied with a smile. “Come on !”
Ms Green revealed that she knits sweaters and beanies for a living. | Source: Pexel
Mrs. Green didn’t quite understand what was going on, but she followed Phoebe home, who quickly pulled her laptop into the living room.
“You have a nice house. Sorry, I didn’t even ask your name,” Mrs. Green commented as she settled herself.
“I’m Phoebe – Phoebe Harper. And you’re… Mrs. Green? I heard the police call you by that name.”
The elderly woman smiled weakly. “Elizabeth Green.”
“Okay, Ms. Green, how exactly do you sell your sweaters? I’m asking because you need to be financially able to prove that you can take care of your granddaughters.”
“I set up a booth. I don’t do it often because it takes a long time. But I manage to earn a few coins every month.”
Phoebe came up with a plan to help Mrs. Green. | Source: Pexel
Phoebe nodded, making a mental note of everything, then coming up with a plan. She decided to help Mrs. Green to create a website for her handmade items and an Instagram page to attract more shoppers. She then talked to one of her friends who owned a clothing store and asked if she could get some of her employees to help the elderly lady make more of her knits.
Fortunately, Mrs. Green started to grow gradually, and within three months she was earning a decent monthly income. Meanwhile, Phoebe is in regular contact with the foster family who took in the triplets.
Finally, when everything seemed to fall into place, Phoebe helped Mrs. Green to regain custody of the triplets. The documentation process and essential checks of Ms. Green took some time, but all went well and the triplets were reunited with their grandmother.
When the babies arrived home, Mrs. Green hugged Phoebe and cried. “I can never repay your kindness, my dear. What you did for us…you are an angel!”
“Well, Mrs. Green,” Phoebe smiled at her. “You can, and believe me, it won’t be that hard…”
Mrs. Green was grateful to Phoebe. | Source: Pexel
Phoebe revealed that she fell in love with a colleague from her new law firm. His name was Tom Woods, and he was a single father of two. A month after they met, Phoebe and Tom decided to get married, and Phoebe asked Mrs. Green if she could walk her down the aisle.
“I hope you don’t say no, Ms. Green…”
“Oh, of course not, honey!” Mrs. Green nodded, tears in his eyes. “I’m so happy for you!” she whispered. But that was not the end of the story.
Later, Phoebe and Tom offered to take care of Mrs. Green and adopt the triplets. Mrs. Green didn’t even think twice before nodding, relieved that when God called her back, her granddaughters would be in good hands. Thus, Phoebe became the mother of five beautiful children, while Mrs. Green became her loving grandmother.
What can we learn from this story?
- A family is formed by love. Phoebe, Tom and Mrs. Green loved each other and became one big happy family.
- Help others and spread kindness. In her new city, Mrs. Green was just a stranger to Phoebe, but a change from Phoebe changed everything for the two of them, and they became each other’s family.
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