- The woman, identified as Gladwell Jebiwott, narrated how her father stopped taking care of them while they were young
- According to the lady, the dad provided nothing for them, which pushed them to move out of their home
- Jebiwott said the hardship they went through during that period of rejection moulded them into better people in society
A Kenyan woman has won the hearts of many on social media after forgiving and reuniting with her biological father, who abandoned her and her siblings many years ago.
The woman, identified as Gladwell Jebiwott, narrated how her father stopped taking care of them while they were young.
According to the lady, the dad provided nothing for them, which pushed them to move out of their home.
The lady said the hardship they went through during that period of rejection moulded them into better people in society.
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Because of bitterness, Gladwell and her siblings vowed never to be concerned with the dad, and they stayed for many years without seeing each other.
"Do not take anyone or anything for granted. Life has a way of humbling anyone under this sun. This is my biological dad, who absconded duties caring for his offspring. However, we vowed not to be concerned about him," she narrated.
However, the lady disclosed she had to make a personal decision to let go of the pain her dad caused, and she forgave him.
After that, she visited her father at their home and ironed things out which has really brought her piece.
"I forgave him and thanked him. The scenario prepared my other siblings and me to face life boldly and be humble and kind to anyone.
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Sharing the story on her Facebook page, the humble lady said everything happened for a reason, and no one should be judged by their past mistakes.
"You only have one biological dad, and I have met mine after many years face to face. Everything happens for a reason. As a middle child, I made peace with our papa," she added.
Social media reacts
Achebe Alex Waweru thought:
"Wise children will always find their fathers...it's time for mothers to learn not to try to keep children out of their father's reach."
Samson Obino stated:
"God bless the young lady. That's a reality, and two wrongs don't make right. Take care of the old man."
Aron M Malande said:
"Dad is dad no matter what to my offspring may God bless you great things are ahead; my thoughts and prayers are with you."
Karani Brian opined:
"I pray so much that one day I shall also come to meet my biological dad; I trust in the process; God first."
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Father reunites with son after 24 years
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a man had reunited with his son who was snatched by traffickers 24 years ago.
According to a report by BBC, Gangtang's son had been snatched aged two in front of their home in the province of Shandong, China.
It is said that the son was taken to the neighbouring Henan province and sold there by the kidnappers.
China's Ministry of Public Security has revealed that the police were able to trace the son's identity using DNA testing. Gangtang and his wife cried and hugged their son when they were reunited in Liaocheng, Shandong.