Stanley was in no mood to celebrate his Milestone birthday without his daughter, but he didn’t expect his date to take a strange turn, starting with a uniform visitor showing up at his door. Writing these flowery fake birthday wishes to me all these meaningless words and not a single phone call not like Stanley cared about being greeted on his birthday to him. Celebrating his 100th birthday wasn’t an achievement. What reason is there to Pat yourself on the back when it was the people who loved you, who made this life possible and what reason did Stanley have to celebrate when the last human he loved had died? A few months ago to the town, Madeline Breyer may have been a local policewoman turned Pi, who lived a courageous life until an Abrupt end, but to Stanley she was a daughter and a very sweet one at that.
Maddie was a blessing that was born in Stanley. In his wife’s lives, after a very long wait as a result, Maddie had spent most of her youth caring for her old parents when her time came to enjoy the second Innings of her life. Post-Retirement, a heart attack snatched her away without a second chance. Stanley, looked at the unopened bag of decorations lying in the corner and the unopened bundle of embossed invitation cards that have been printed out months ago. Maddie had started planning and preparing for her father’s Milestone almost a year in advance.
She got the house repainted, the kitchen, wallpaper redone and every piece of wooden furniture in the house had been repolished the night before the Fatal heart attack. She tucked Stanley in bed and reminded him to be grateful. Dad you’ve had such a blessed life. You found true love, you were wildly successful in your career and you are in perfect health. She kissed him good night.
The following morning he was half awake expecting to hear the usual sounds of the toaster in the coffee machine. It was time for Maddie to rush off to the pi consultancy office like she used to, but there was only radio silence in the house. Maybe she got called in early on a case. This girl simply doesn’t know how to enjoy retirement. Does she for the rest of that morning, Stanley paced along the porch and tried to call her a few times with no response?
He was relieved when he saw a police car pull up expecting her to arrive in it, but that was the last time Stanley ever smiled. Maddie had had a stroke working at a case at the pi office Maddie. I miss you, my gentle Warrior Stanley shuddered back to reality and let his grief consume him again felt like a police car would pull up the driveway again. It would be her sadly smiled through his tears just visualizing. It feels too real wait.
Is that an actual police car pulling up, or am I hallucinating good morning, Mr Briar, come with me? I need you to get in the car. Please Stanley couldn’t believe what was happening. The officer’s face seemed vaguely familiar, but he wouldn’t reveal why he was there I’ll, explain everything. Just please get in sir, the officer showed Stanley, His official badge and identity proof to ease his suspicion.
Stanley also noticed that the officer didn’t hold his arm, like the police. Do while trying to be firm, he held Stanley’s hand instead, son I’ve seen you somewhere haven’t I the officer didn’t respond and kept driving with Stanley in the back seat. About 20 minutes later the police car came to a screeching stop before a beautiful house. The officer helped Stanley out of the car and walked towards the house. Happy birthday, Mr Breyer, a woman in her 40s answered the door with a precious smile and immediately muttered under her breath to the officer took you long enough.
The kids were starting to get Restless. The woman swung the door open and a bunch of kids wearing party hats popped up from behind the couch screaming happy birthday. Stanley was surprised and confused at the sudden cheerfulness around him. There were strings of colorful bunting that ran across the walls, balloons and ribbons bounced around and the five children were doing their best to behave in front of Stanley. Mr Breyer, you may not remember, but I’ve met you once I’m Kevin Newman and I used to work with your daughter.
She was the best work partner. I’Ve ever had. You probably don’t know this, but she helped my family through some incredibly dark days. She even saved my life multiple times. Oh hello, son Stanley, couldn’t shake the kind man’s hand tightly enough.
It was so nice to meet someone who could reminisce about his daughter with him that afternoon Stanley sat down with Kevin his wife and five kids and enjoyed a three-hour lunch. The food was warm and delicious. The conversations were Lively and the kids thoroughly enjoyed Stanley’s unapologetically, sharp wit, the hours melted into each other, and neither Stanley nor Kevin noticed the sun setting in the middle of their walk down memory lane. It is wonderful to know that my Maddie was so loved and appreciated. She truly was special Stanley tried to contain the lump of emotion in his throat.
Mr Breyer, Maddie was like the sister I never had and the day she breathed her last. She asked only one thing of me: take care of my father. She said he deserves all the love in the world. World Kevin’s wife noticed him choking up and stepped in, and so there’s something we would like to ask you please think it over, but don’t say no right away. What is it?
Stanley was ready to give them anything they asked for. We have a lot of love to give. I see you as a father, and we want you to move in with us as part of our family. Normally Stanley would have laughed and blurted an outright. No.
At the mere suggestion of such a big step, you would think of himself as Invincible, a man who did not need any favors or kindness from anyone. But this time all he said was I’ll, be here tomorrow, the whole family huddled into a group hug with the children, cheering and giggling. In between later that night, Kevin’s wife brought out the cake she had totally forgotten about. It was a beautiful two-tier cake in White and the message read happy Birthday Dad.