My mom only had one eye

by Stephen on November 23, 2008 · 724 comments

in Inspirational Stories, Parent_family

My mom only had one eye. I hated her… She was such an embarrassment. She cooked for students and teachers to support the family.

There was this one day during elementary school where my mom came to say hello to me. I was so embarrassed.

How could she do this to me? I ignored her, threw her a hateful look and ran out. The next day at school one of my classmates said, “EEEE, your mom only has one eye!”

I wanted to bury myself. I also wanted my mom to just disappear. I confronted her that day and said, “If you’re only gonna make me a laughing stock, why don’t you just die?”

My mom did not respond… I didn’t even stop to think for a second about what I had said, because I was full of anger. I was oblivious to her feelings.

I wanted out of that house, and have nothing to do with her. So I studied real hard, got a chance to go abroad to study.

Then, I got married. I bought a house of my own. I had kids of my own. I was happy with my life, my kids and the comforts. Then one day, my Mother came to visit me. She hadn’t seen me in years and she didn’t even meet her grandchildren.

When she stood by the door, my children laughed at her, and I yelled at her for coming over uninvited. I screamed at her, “How dare you come to my house and scare my children! GET OUT OF HERE! NOW!!!”

And to this, my mother quietly answered, “Oh, I’m so sorry. I may have gotten the wrong address.” – and she disappeared out of sight.

One day, a letter regarding a school reunion came to my house. So I lied to my wife that I was going on a business trip. After the reunion, I went to the old shack just out of curiosity.

My neighbors said that she died. I did not shed a single tear. They handed me a letter that she had wanted me to have.

“My dearest son,

I think of you all the time. I’m sorry that I came to your house and scared your children.

I was so glad when I heard you were coming for the reunion. But I may not be able to even get out of bed to see you. I’m sorry that I was a constant embarrassment to you when you were growing up.

You see……..when you were very little, you got into an accident, and lost your eye. As a mother, I couldn’t stand watching you having to grow up with one eye. So I gave you mine.

I was so proud of my son who was seeing a whole new world for me, in my place, with that eye.

With all my love to you,

Your mother.”

Author Unknown

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1 Hi February 21, 2009 at 11:15 am

This was such a sad story, =[

very touching

2 Raj February 26, 2009 at 11:03 am

I think such bastards don’t deserve such an unconditional, utter love from anyone…………. I pray to god that every child respects his/her parents and would take care of them when they are old.

3 Agatha Lestari February 26, 2009 at 11:35 pm

That was sad story.

If God let me to see my mom, I will love her with all of my heart. But, my mom passed away when I was 3 months 3 days. I just send my prayer for her in my each pray.

Keep it up…I got your blog from my lecturer. It’s very helpful.

4 Pamela March 8, 2009 at 11:32 am

Very touching. We as children do not realize how much we take our parents for granted. We expect a lot from them and many a time we don’t even bother to think of or thank them.

5 Lou March 28, 2009 at 12:33 am

I was so sad after reading this story and I cried. I will share story to all my nephew and niece.

6 Mitchie April 1, 2009 at 6:00 pm

That story was so sad… I wonder how the son reacted…

7 Manjunath.a.s.raj April 28, 2009 at 2:03 am

This story is very sad but it spreads a very wide message.

Till now I have never respected my parents, I have not thanked for what ever they have done to me.

After reading this I realized what parents are and what their love is. Never I hurt my parents, never I scold my parents, never I complain about my parents….



8 Bilal May 11, 2009 at 6:34 am

A very touching story indeed – made me cry
Just tells you the value of your mother

9 Moh May 22, 2009 at 5:48 am

It tells u how precious ur mum is.

10 Samira May 26, 2009 at 9:55 am

Very Beautiful!

Thanks for sharing.

11 Donna June 2, 2009 at 5:27 am

A very touching story. I cried cause it’s true our parents did some sort of sacrifices one way or the other.


12 Nice September 14, 2009 at 12:19 am

Wow, I’m so touched with that story ….

13 Capt. lacruser September 22, 2009 at 5:55 am

This story brought me into tears. I thought a man like me can not easily affected by stories like this but it turned out in a different way.

A very sad story which reflect to all sons and daughters of life. While our parents, our relatives or the people we have known as our family are still with us, we must love them and care for them as much as we can. Great things are appreciated when it is over and difinitely if it will disappear before our eyes.

Ascertain this story to others. Let us make the world a better place!

14 Priyanka September 23, 2009 at 5:58 am

Very good story….. keep it up!!

15 Rose September 28, 2009 at 9:44 am

This story is very touching. I visited this website just for finding story for the English Story Telling competition. But, I found this wonderful and touching story. I will tell this story in front of 230 pupils and teachers. I hope they’ll be touched. The moral values of this story is all mothers loved their child very much and would sacrifice everything for their child. We must also respect our parents no matter how they look like.

16 Kasthuri October 4, 2009 at 12:06 pm

It is really a great story. I am really touched. Parents are really great that we can’t miss them even for a single reason. Thanx for sharing the story.

17 PORTIA October 18, 2009 at 10:14 am

VERY NICE STORY it should make the person think of the parents unconditional love for their children

18 Mohamed October 19, 2009 at 4:58 am

Really sad

19 Tasha October 19, 2009 at 12:11 pm

People should have respect if that were my child i would have taught them better than to disrespect someone that way.

20 Ndoumah October 21, 2009 at 6:40 am

LOVE! It’s only with time that one can really understand the importance and necessity of LOVE.

21 Laura October 21, 2009 at 7:39 am

This was soo sad! I almost cried. That rat ass bastard should have the privalage of having that much of a loving mother. She was so good to him and all he ever did was yell at her at what an embarrassment she was to him. I say he is a douche and he can get his own f**king eye if he wants one that badly.

22 Amritha October 31, 2009 at 7:02 am

Baster, stupid, idiot, how darely he says ‘get out’ to his mother. When I read this story I cried a lot. I am sure today onwards I will respect an I will obey my parents with tears.

23 Pratik November 21, 2009 at 12:52 pm

I love this story vary vary vary vary much…….

24 Pavani November 28, 2009 at 1:23 am

The story is really touching……:(
Love u mom and dad… I always love u….

25 Anita I.M.V. November 28, 2009 at 8:16 am

Very heart touching story. Parents are the only soul that lives for us without any expectation. Please everyone be grateful to ur parents.

26 Kari November 30, 2009 at 3:25 pm

This was a really nice story. It almost made me cry. I remember my friend reading it in class… it was really touching. I luve u mom n dad <3

27 Gudiya December 1, 2009 at 11:46 am

How sad……it’s so touching…….this selfish world makes every person selfish.

28 Jeevanandham December 11, 2009 at 3:48 am

Hey frnds.. Really nice story ya..

29 Biplab December 30, 2009 at 12:06 am

Good story, very touching

30 MANISHA January 12, 2010 at 12:13 am


31 Mohd Arif January 17, 2010 at 12:05 am

I love that story….It is very touching…..

I’ve also had scoled my mother many times……When I read this story I realized that my mother gave everything to me…..but I’ve given her sadness……I have to say I am sorry to my mother.

32 Himz January 24, 2010 at 6:41 am

Aww he is such a freak! How could he do this to his own mother! ill have this

Story as my homework..nice and very sad story…

33 Maryam January 25, 2010 at 12:30 pm

What a touching story. That boy didn’t deserve anything she gave up her sight for himm and this was the thanks she get.

She was always nice to him never got mad in the way he treated her and this is what he does she should have not given him the sight. See we would see who is the nasty one then! Show how precious our moms and dads are. Care and look after them all the time.

34 Pramukh February 6, 2010 at 3:29 pm

It was a lesson well learned for the boy. May it be a parent, or even someone/something you love; appreciate them/it whenever you have the chance to. Sacrificing something for someone is hard to do…even though if it is something like giving up your TV time so that your smaller brother can watch his show.

But I can guarantee it that no one in your life will ever make much sacrificies for you as your parents have done for you. It is extremely important to understand your parents and give love back them as long as you can…because you never know when you wake up to see that you don’t have any parents to sacrifice for you anymore…

That’s all I want to say.

35 Pynadath February 6, 2010 at 3:43 pm

This is a really touching story and it shows how much your parents care for you

36 Aya February 7, 2010 at 4:58 am

It is really a very touching story that tells every one about the value of our dear mothers and how they sacrifice…

37 Varghese February 14, 2010 at 2:05 pm

A very touching story and a fantastic climax.

38 Neil February 15, 2010 at 9:58 pm

Very touching story.

39 Usman February 21, 2010 at 5:32 am

I can’t stop crying. We all get angry with our parents but his gone too far.

40 Wingz of Angel March 7, 2010 at 2:45 am

Oh what kind of son is he?? He treated his mother like that. If I am the son I would not do it to my mom because my mom only think for my future.

He didn’t even realize that his eye is the one donated to him from his mom.

41 Tanjing March 11, 2010 at 12:56 am

So touching and so sad I feel like crying.

42 Sad Story March 17, 2010 at 7:03 am

Very very sad, I cried a lot of times and its almost mothers day, He doesn’t deserve that eye.

43 Osman March 23, 2010 at 5:12 am

Be kind to parents. Whether one or both of them attain old age in your life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them in terms of honor. And, out of kindness, lower to them the wing of humility, and pray: “My Lord! bestow on them thy Mercy even as they cherished me in childhood.”
[The Glorious Quran; Chapter #17; Verses 23-24]

44 Bubblygrl#8 March 23, 2010 at 4:07 pm

Such a sweet story. I can’t believe anyone would be so cruel to their mom. I cried and I will respect my mom forever.

45 Azizah March 29, 2010 at 8:29 am

I don’t now what to say because this story make me so sad….

46 Ferdian April 13, 2010 at 9:35 pm

It was a sad story. If I was that boy I would take care my mom even my mom only had one eye…..

47 Oza April 13, 2010 at 9:36 pm

I’m still crying now because of this story.

48 Megurine Ruka April 13, 2010 at 9:13 pm

It’s such a good story. my friend cry when she read it

49 Shohreh April 19, 2010 at 1:24 pm

It was a sad story but I selected this story for my lecture. This story has a very deep emotion. I think this story will effect to students.

50 Rkpuri April 20, 2010 at 4:33 am

This is very sad story touching direct to heart. After read this brought me into teras. And this is the lessons those children who did not understand the importance of mother/parents.

51 Sravani April 21, 2010 at 12:23 am

It’s really heart touching story…. I cried a lot…. I love u mom…

52 Gemma'X April 26, 2010 at 12:48 pm

I felt this story very touching, it makes us realise love your mum to the fullest before its too late and you’ll be regretting it if it was.

53 Nataley April 30, 2010 at 10:39 am

Omg this is sooo sad :'( It made me cry, she was such a good mother!! I can’t believe that fat git doing that to his mum. Even if she’s only got one eye, he shouldn’t hate her for having one eye!! He thinks he’s embarrassed he should have bloody thought about her feelings!! She must have been soo sad when he yelled at her when she came to see him :( She shouldn’t have given that ingrateful bastard her eye. What a twat. Is this a true story btw?

54 Nxm May 1, 2010 at 6:22 am

Very touching story, it shows parents’ love to their children.

55 Bablu May 4, 2010 at 7:02 am

Excellent story

56 Kavya May 5, 2010 at 5:20 am

i’m confused what 2 write….
it was an exellent story…
very very good

57 Leon D May 9, 2010 at 2:46 pm

Shame on you! How dare you treat your mom like this! It wasn’t her fault for only having one eye! Now looks who’s suffering now! You will live in misery for the rest of your life!

At least your mother didn’t wish faults on you, wasn’t accusing you of stealing her belongings, she did not verbally abuse you like my mom did to me or say words that can never be taken back! She never said you are “evil minded” or you will be her worse enemy! and I don’t look forward to fighting with my mom the rest of our lives.

I pray that I will forgive instead of being enemies like you were with your mom! I think about that scumbag! You were lucky she loved you unconditionally! Perhaps the curse will come back on you and your “own children will do you the same way 3x you did to your mother!

58 Honey May 31, 2010 at 9:52 am

There were nothing greatest in the world other than mothers hug, her advice, her coffee when we got up in nights for studying and a lots of helps from her………don’t miss those fresh waters and you wont get it back when u r thirsty!!!!! enjoy with ur mom… I love my mom……..

59 Reema June 2, 2010 at 12:23 am

Its very touching story…..

60 Gulshan June 10, 2010 at 6:27 am

Really, it is a very beautiful story about mothers’ love to her children. If God gives me a chance to meet my mother I will try to bring everything for my mom. She passed away. She will be in heaven. If she is looking at me, I want to say that I miss her every second. I love you mom. Why you leave us alone.

61 Gopi chebrolu June 17, 2010 at 5:58 am

Heart touching story.

62 TaylorFAN_celeste June 20, 2010 at 4:13 am

I’m never (EVER) gonna forget this story… it was so touching… I cried when I read that story… how could the man do that to his mom!

63 Neetha June 21, 2010 at 8:25 am

very touching story . My 7 yr old cried and cried reading the story.She wanted to say this story for competition to let her friends also realise the value of mother hood. She asked me Mummy How could that boy do this to his mother. Have I hurted u like that.

64 Sharu June 24, 2010 at 11:19 am

Very good story, very inspiring story.

65 Miracle June 24, 2010 at 11:21 am

Really very touching. It touched my heart.

66 Tej Pratap Singh July 24, 2010 at 4:55 am

Really touched the heart of my core…and my msg to all who go through this story that, “Love you mom”. They are unlucky who don’t hv mom with them. “Mom” is the real gift gifted by GOD.

67 INAP CHHUKAN July 25, 2010 at 1:24 pm

Well!!! Such a touching story that make me to think…..

68 Antony Abraham August 3, 2010 at 10:37 am

This story is really a wonderful story. All the credit goes to its author.

69 Ishika August 6, 2010 at 1:18 pm

Whoever was this man God will never look after him and his mother was such good lady she didn’t even say anything to her son after he spoke badly to her. This is a very heart touching story and a very sad story at the same time.

70 Yean Thoong August 7, 2010 at 7:20 am

Mothers like her FTW!!! XO

71 Bella August 17, 2010 at 10:17 pm

The man should not been ashamed of his own mother!!!!! How ungrateful.

72 Ahmed Usam August 23, 2010 at 6:51 am

Do u guys know that a mother keeps her child on her belly for 9 months and each time she moves she feel pain. And after 9 months she gives birth. And do u know that a man can bear 20 fractures. And a mother while giving birth bears pain that is like 45 fractures. So whatever u sacrifice in ur life for ur mother u will never ever make enogh sacrifices like u mother did. So everyone should love and respect their moms more than anyone else in there life.

73 Santosh August 27, 2010 at 12:14 pm

Such a touchable story that ever I have learnt. Hey listen guys love your parents and don’t be like such a booody fucking son…. it’s better to die than to react such behaviour to our parents…. they are boody fucking burden of the Earth ….

Santosh and Ramchandra
From Nepal

74 Sanya August 30, 2010 at 11:46 am

An absolutely touching story.

75 Shekar from Karnataka September 15, 2010 at 11:36 pm

Such a life touching story…really this story has to reach each and every son/daughtar of this world so that they realize the importance of mother before they do mistakes…

Hats off to the author who wrote such a touching story. A good lesson to each one of us…

76 Zara September 19, 2010 at 7:52 am

Nice story.

77 Jatin Saini September 21, 2010 at 9:51 am

A very touchig story. I told this story in a story telling competition and I won the 1st prize.

78 Carmen September 21, 2010 at 10:13 am

Nice story

BUT u shoudnt have treaten her like this.

79 Shuvam October 17, 2010 at 1:35 am

Everything happens for reasons we should try to know them before it’s too late…..

80 David October 21, 2010 at 2:24 am

Love your parents when they are with you, and dont feel after they passed away.

81 Shiv October 21, 2010 at 9:30 am

Very touching story I started crying.

82 Harshita October 22, 2010 at 1:29 am

It’s a very touching story. The story is showing the love of a mother on her kids…. whatever our parents do it is for the good of us, realize it…

83 Phykidos October 24, 2010 at 12:30 am

Very interesting story. Why such guys behave like this I can’t understand.

84 Kitu October 25, 2010 at 5:28 am

Very interesting and valuable story. Parents are always right whatever they have think for their children. Sometimes the children think its not good for me, but when the time passes, the children realise that, the think that our parents suggestions is right.

85 Mallamma November 3, 2010 at 7:26 am

Nice, even my mother has one eye….. that doesn’t make any difference to me nor my family. We love her too much.

86 November 11, 2010 at 6:03 am

To be frank! This is our fate!

87 Dave November 24, 2010 at 11:12 pm

From one perspective this story has good morale values, but from my perspective this story angers me because I lost an eye through cancer so does this mean im a huge embarresment to my family?

88 Brad November 25, 2010 at 9:48 am

This story shows the power of belief! – The son believed his mother to be shameful, that she was ‘ marked’ and somehow less then perfect..her way of being, embarressed him and because he believed it..he only saw that things that supported his belief!! –
The Mom also, believed that if she shared her sacrifice with him, too early..somehow it would take away from her duty & love as a mother…that she could not share this information with her son, face to face, even as a child or teen….and so, she allowed this painful reaction to isolate her and keep her from her family.

Belief – it kept them both apart..both lonely…both disconnected. It made the son arrogrant, judgemental and full of anger..something I am sure he is inflicting on his own children, in various ways.
The mom..spent years lonely…and perhaps very sad.

The real gift of this amazing tale is to remind us, of how powerful our beliefs are…and to examine see how are we being either like the son or the mother.
Using our keep us in a place…we really don’t want to be!!

Love to all..

89 Shankar November 27, 2010 at 9:51 am

This was a sad story….by reading this I got tears….I said thank to my mom……..She was not here….

90 Barbie December 9, 2010 at 1:51 pm

It’s an awesome story and this story is about the generations of today.

91 Ashok December 14, 2010 at 6:23 am

Excellent moral..Letter to the son turned tears in my eyes. Brad, your views and explanation about the article is superb and definitely agree with you..

92 Gillian Mei December 19, 2010 at 3:36 am

I very love the story, it made me cry… I love it so much.. I hope he did just understand the feeling of his mother…

93 Jaya December 20, 2010 at 10:57 am

Everyone should love their parents and proud of them to become an good citizen this is my message please don’t hate your parents.

94 Cyprain lionel Dasco December 25, 2010 at 6:21 am

If eva there was a love so strong, I have seen it here. My mum does have 2 eyes, but this story makes me love her more even if she was blind with empty eye sockets. Love u mum.

95 Jananis December 26, 2010 at 4:19 am

Such a great story… really a heart touching one……… awesome…

96 Vilaskumar December 26, 2010 at 7:35 am

It’s a good moral story for everybody.

Just I am requesting to all people, please don’t misbehave with ur parents. Love them in the old age, that time will come to you. Don’t forget.

97 Ravi Kumar January 3, 2011 at 4:39 am

Hi when I read this story without knowing tears came from my eyes ….. mother first word and last word also for me my mum is with me always.

98 Mansi January 19, 2011 at 9:02 am

It’s truly a heart touching story! and it has helped me for my story telling competition!

99 Joel January 27, 2011 at 1:29 am

Very sad story. I love my mother so much! I love you ma! though I’m not that open in showing my love to her, but God knows how much I love my mother and father!

100 Girl January 28, 2011 at 7:42 pm

This makes me so sad, see what moms will do for you. Next time you are mad at your mom, remember this.

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