Man Skips Out On His Child’s Birth To Visit His Dying Father

If there is one thing that we recognize everyone has, it is an opinion. Some people will spout off that opinion without being asked and others will hold back, but they aren’t afraid to let you know what they have to say on the subject from time to time.

Sometimes, we may ask our friends for advice but at other times, when they go online and ask for advice from the masses. That is where Reddit comes in. It gives people the opportunity to say what they have to say and get feedback from people around the world.

One such question came in from a man who was in a difficult situation. He was facing the birth of a child but at the same time, his father was also dying. He called the situation a decision that was the hardest he will ever face in his life, but he did make a decision and was wondering what others had to say about it.

I had to make the hardest decision of my life a week ago and i want some AITA judgment to see if i made the right decision so please don’t remove and say it needs to go tinto another subreddit cuz i’ll post there too

My wife went into labor a few weeks earlier then expected and she ended up giving birth at the hospital. The day it happened she told me that she was in the hospital and needed me however i had just left the house an half hour prior to go see my father who was likely about to die (he did a few hours after i arrived). I decided to see my father one last time and i felt like it was more important than seeing my child’s birth because i will raise him and see him everyday for the next 18+ years and i really need to say some things to my father before he dies. My wife and the rest of her family are fucking pissed at me and said that birth is one of the most important parts of our lives and i needed to be there to support my wife and see the child. Obviously i didn’t want this shit to happen but i felt seeing my father for the last time was important especially since i hadn’t seen him in weeks and we weren’t on good terms then which we eventually resolved thankfully. If you’d like to provide any advice you’re welcome to as i could use some but I’m mainly here for judgment

EDIT: I am so surprised this post went so viral. I last saw it with like 50 comments and i then saw this on trending and I’m absolutely astonished by how viral this went. Thank you reddit for all of your support and i really appreciate you guys. Im amazed from the awards i got and up votes. Once again thank you so much for your support and this hard time. My wife and i are on good terms but I’m still getting shit from some of her family. She understands my predicament and doesn’t hold it against me.

Source: Reddit