I Was the Only One Who Went to My Grandma’s Birthday Brunch — After Seeing Her Tears, I Taught My Family a Lesson

When my grandmother asked us to come to her place to celebrate her birthday, I didn’t expect my family to do what they did! Grandma was hurt by their actions, and I wasn’t willing to let my family go unpunished. So I came up with a plan that put them in their place!

A younger woman kissing an older one's cheek | Source: Pixabay

A younger woman kissing an older one’s cheek | Source: Pixabay

My tale starts painfully but ends on a somewhat good note. It’s all centered on my Gran-Gran, who is the SWEETEST person alive. This incredible woman practically raised me and my siblings, while our parents were busy divorcing.

I am mentioning this so the reader can understand how special and dear this precious woman is to us, or at least to me. Being the selfless person she is and not wanting to trouble anyone, she surprised everyone ahead of her upcoming 83rd birthday.

A woman holding decorating items | Source: Pexels

A woman holding decorating items | Source: Pexels

Instead of us organizing something special for her, my Gran-Gran had planned an entire brunch at her house! She had all this planned despite her ailing health. On the day, she got up at sunrise to bake her own bread and pastries!

I found out about the event like everyone else, through invitations that my grandmother had sent a week in advance. As if making her own meals wasn’t enough, the woman had drawn and handwritten her invitations herself, DESPITE her shaking hands!

A woman's hands baking | Source: Pixabay

A woman’s hands baking | Source: Pixabay

The effort and care she’d taken to prepare for her special day were more than enough motivation for me to attend. Yet, on the day of her birthday, I was held back by work and arrived at the party 10 minutes late.

Although I hadn’t arrived on time, I had bought her a present long ago and pitched with the gift in hand. As I walked in, I found my angel of a grandmother removing plates from the table and pouring coffee down the sink.

A table prepared for brunch | Source: Pexels

A table prepared for brunch | Source: Pexels

Confused I asked her, “Gran-Gran, did I get the time wrong for your birthday party? What happened? Where is everyone?” I asked, trying to keep my voice steady. I thought I had missed the festivities! But with a lump in her throat, my granny admitted:

“Sany, you aren’t too late, no one bothered showing up on my birthday. But it’s okay, sweetheart. I know everyone is busy.”

A sad woman drinking wine alone | Source: Pexels

A sad woman drinking wine alone | Source: Pexels

My heart broke into a million pieces, and my BLOOD BOILED as I saw her eyes watering. The poor woman could barely maintain a shaky smile as she tried to pretend that everything was okay.

“Busy? Mom retired, Tim is jobless, and Sarah is ‘between jobs,’ whatever that means! They have no excuse!” I hugged my Granny. Everyone in my family had PROMISED to be there. But none of them had the decency to pitch!

An upset-looking younger woman hugging an older one | Source: Pexels

An upset-looking younger woman hugging an older one | Source: Pexels

I promised to make up for everyone. As I held her, a revenge plan started forming in my head. Grandma wouldn’t have to know, but for me, it was PERSONAL now! After spending some quality time with her, I excused myself and stepped outside to make a few calls.

I had decided to teach my family a MUCH DESERVED lesson. The first call I made was to my mom. “Hey, Mom! Where are you?! Gran-Gran fell and I found her alone in the house!” My mother sounded worried as she asked what happened.

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