As he arrived home, his fiance told the man they needed to talk. His heart was pounding, and his breathing was shallow. He was terrified about what was to come.
John Reynolds sat down and tried to get himself ready for the news. But when his fiance told him his 4-year-old daughter had to go, his heart froze. At that point, he had to make an impossible decision – a choice no man should ever make.
Since his wife passed away, John Reynolds had been a single dad to his daughter Tiara. She was only 2 years old when her mother passed, and her father was everything she had left.
John did his best to raise her, but it hadn’t always been easy. He struggled to divide his time working with spending it with his daughter, all while still grieving for his late wife.
After almost a year, John started dating again and met the beautiful Amanda Stone. He didn’t think he was ready, but the woman stood by his side and taught him how to love again.
Amanda was in love with John and seemed to like Tiara a lot too. But that would sadly change soon. Or maybe she just wasn’t being honest.
After dating for almost a year, John felt confident enough to ask Amanda to marry him. It was the most romantic moment, and she said yes without hesitation.
They celebrated with a lovely dinner, and everything seemed to be going well in John’s life once again. He had no idea what awaited him on this journey.
John was the happiest man alive, and Amanda had some great news for him. She was pregnant. The man was in heaven. He was about to have another little girl.
But things seemed a little off with Amanda soon after, and she even began worrying about the two girls getting along. John assured her that everything would be alright. But he couldn’t be more wrong.
After a little while, the two lovers moved in together. Things went great for a while, but Amanda became more open about what was bothering her in the home.
The pregnant woman always seemed to be in a bad mood and struggled to get along with small Tiara. John thought it was because she was having a difficult pregnancy, but things weren’t what they seemed.
With the baby on the way and a whole family to take care of, John got another job to make sure he provided them with everything they needed. He was also happy that Tiara was taken care of and didn’t have to worry about babysitting anymore.
But things didn’t go as well as he thought at home. Amanda was growing anxious, and the man noticed Tiara wasn’t so happy lately. What was going on?
Amanda started complaining about Tiara’s behavior. John was stumped. The pregnant woman said the 4-year-old girl was getting on her nerves, and she didn’t know how to deal with her anymore.
John was heartbroken. He didn’t even know what she meant at first. He thought everything was going well at home. This news shocked him to the core.
The main reason why Amanda complained was that Tiara seemed too attached to her father. She didn’t think this was normal, and she was worried her husband would not be able to devote his attention to the new baby as well.
John said she was still missing her late mother, and it was normal for her to act this way. But he assured her that it would pass.
When she was 7 months pregnant, Amanda said she couldn’t take it anymore. She said she couldn’t handle Tiara anymore and that something had to be done.
But what she proposed to John as the solution to their problems was the most heartbreaking thing. The man couldn’t believe what the woman he was about to marry asked him to do.
Amanda told John to get rid of Tiara. She could live with her grandparents, or they could find her a nice family that’s looking to adopt a child.
The woman said she’s not a bad person. Amanda said she was just trying to look out for her child and make sure she received all of her daddy’s attention without having her ‘older sister’ intervene. John couldn’t believe what he was hearing.
John had the perfect answer to Amanda’s request. He said that if she wanted to be part of his family, she needed to accept Tiara as her own.
The father said he would never give his daughter away, and he got mad at her for even requesting such a thing. How could she ask him that? It almost made him reconsider her plans with her.
John came up with a plan he thought would make his family function properly. He promised he would spend more time with Tiara and Amanda and treat both kids the same.
He also made Amanda promise she would put more effort into her relationship with Tiara and treat her as her own daughter. She needed to become a model stepmother. Otherwise, things wouldn’t work out.
Eventually, the woman went to social media to ask if she was a bad person for demanding such a thing or if people understood her request.
The backlash was brutal. Amanda couldn’t even find one person who supported her case and was asked to grow up and treat Tiara as she deserved. She didn’t expect such a response, and her post quickly became viral as well.
John didn’t know it, but he had the support of all the people who had seen the post. His story touched many people, and they all thought he was in the right. Many people even said that she should leave Amanda for asking such a thing, but that is up to him and how Amanda would treat Tiara, especially after the new child is born.
In order to protect the privacy of those depicted, some names, locations, and identifying characteristics have been changed and are products of the author’s imagination. Any resemblances to actual events or places or persons, living or dead, are entirely coincidental.