A gift of love!

by Stephen on October 14, 2008 · 87 comments

in Moral Stories

“Can I see my baby?” the happy new mother asked.

When the bundle was nestled in her arms and she moved the fold of cloth to look upon his tiny face, she gasped. The doctor turned quickly and looked out the tall hospital window. The baby had been born without ears.

Time proved that the baby’s hearing was perfect. It was only his appearance that was marred. When he rushed home from school one day and flung himself into his mother’s arms, she sighed, knowing that his life was to be a succession of heartbreaks. He blurted out the tragedy. “A boy, a big boy … called me a freak.”

He grew up, handsome for his misfortune. A favorite with his fellow students, he might have been class president, but for that. He developed a gift, a talent for literature and music. “But you might mingle with other young people,” his mother reproved him, but felt a kindness in her heart. The boy’s father had a session with the family physician. Could nothing be done? “I believe I could graft on a pair of outer ears, if they could be procured,” the doctor decided.

Whereupon the search began for a person who would make such a sacrifice for a young man. Two years went by. Then, “You are going to the hospital, Son. Mother and I have someone who will donate the ears you need. But it’s a secret,” said the father. The operation was a brilliant success, and a new person emerged. His talents blossomed into genius, and school and college became a series of triumphs.

Later he married and entered the diplomatic service. “But I must know!” He urged his father, “Who gave so much for me? I could never do enough for him.” “I do not believe you could,” said the father, “but the agreement was that you are not to know … not yet.” The years kept their profound secret, but the day did come … one of the darkest days that a son must endure. He stood with his father over his mother’s casket. Slowly, tenderly, the father stretched forth a hand and raised the thick, reddish-brown hair to reveal that the mother had no outer ears. “Mother said she was glad she never let her hair be cut,” he whispered gently, “and nobody ever thought Mother less beautiful, did they?”

Real beauty lies not in the physical appearance, but in the heart. Real treasure lies not in what that can be seen, but what that cannot be seen. Real love lies not in what is done and known, but in what that is done but not known.

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1 Liza April 22, 2009 at 12:40 am

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2 Satender September 12, 2009 at 5:10 am

Really good.

3 Lauren October 9, 2009 at 11:59 am

Woah…that was really sad. It gave me almost a sick feeling in my stomach. It was sweet…but really sad.
Good job writing it, it was kinda heartbreaking though.

4 Carlos D. October 19, 2009 at 10:35 pm

This shows in the real world world that many of us complain of our physical appearance. does this mean that GOD didn’t do an exceptional work in you? let us appreciate the smallest and simpliest thing the we possess rather than making a fuss out of it. to be talented,caring, and outstanding you don’t a pair of ears or a missing hand. you can do without it. WHAT EVER GOD CREATS IS FOR GOOD.

5 Purva February 6, 2010 at 10:56 am

This proves a mother’s love for her child!!!!!!!!!!

6 Awantika April 13, 2010 at 10:27 pm

Mother is the one who loves her child more than her own life and one mother would not want that her child would be sad.

7 Aayush Raj April 13, 2010 at 10:28 pm

This shows in the real world that many of us complain of our physical appearance. does this mean that GOD didn’t do an exceptional work in you? let us appreciate the smallest and simplest things that we possess rather than making a fuss out of it. to be talented, caring, and outstanding you don’t a pair of ears or a missing hand. you can do without it. WHAT EVER GOD CREATES IS FOR GOOD.

8 Khouloud Kleshko May 17, 2010 at 8:58 am

A fantastic story depicting mothers’ sacrifices…….. so true…. so motherly….

9 Sur May 30, 2010 at 9:01 am

A remarkable story showing love of the mothers. Thanks for writing it.

10 Gopi July 17, 2010 at 1:20 am

An excellent story.Only mother sacrifices anything for her children.

11 Yean Thoong August 7, 2010 at 3:15 am

♥ it & it was awesome~ XD

12 Imrana September 2, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Nice story; really mother can do anything for her children. Fantastic job done by u sir good.

13 Diadem September 20, 2010 at 7:35 pm

So touchy…a mother can do anything for her child. amazing story!

14 Subhasmita Satapathys September 22, 2010 at 9:44 am

A sad story indeed….no one can be like a mother… she can do anything for her child without expecting anything in return…..really a nice story depicting this….

15 Aleem November 6, 2010 at 2:43 am

Wow, awesome story…. Like it so much.. Your team is doing a god job.. Keep it… Hats off

16 vijay December 16, 2010 at 12:44 pm

A mothers love is true love…….

17 Sammy February 2, 2011 at 8:43 am

That is just too great a gift indeed.

18 aakko February 14, 2011 at 10:18 am

that was the only gift which that son could get in his life

19 Lipakshi Bhatt April 29, 2011 at 10:35 pm

A realy lovely one………….

20 Nikita June 21, 2011 at 6:28 am

Mom’s love is true love.

21 Saraswathi June 22, 2011 at 4:27 am

Really awesome story……………………………………..

22 Nishant singh July 5, 2011 at 12:57 pm

If i were the child i would not let my hair cut .and mom will……….

yes all of you are right.

23 Raja July 9, 2011 at 5:56 am

touched my heart…………. it is nice

24 Manas Ranjan Padhi July 16, 2011 at 6:43 am

God is not everywhere so he cteated mother.

25 Emmanuel A.K. Annang August 9, 2011 at 5:12 am

Mothers are gifts of life that depicts God’s affection. It is quite unfortunate that not all mothers are like this but I must say that mothers are indeed specially made. My mom, Mrs. Mercy Annang Kommey is specially made. Thank you mom, God bless you. I will sure share this story. Emmanuel A.K. Annang.

26 Vadi September 21, 2011 at 12:01 pm

Its the uncomparable one exist in motherhood..thanks to u for tis

27 Jyothish October 2, 2011 at 1:48 am

Very nice.. I like it … but why did mother wait for long 2 years to decide to donate

28 Kyanda Enoch November 11, 2011 at 12:18 am

Surely it is touching. People should have that kind of love. We should not say that ”we have love” but we should show it.

29 Dhilipkumar.M November 21, 2011 at 3:53 am

Mother’s love is always precious.

30 Georgy December 1, 2011 at 2:17 pm

It’s a very good story. True love is mother’s love. I love you mommy.

31 Sam December 16, 2011 at 7:27 am

It is just amazing how much love can go beyond……….

32 Vaishu December 30, 2011 at 10:57 am

This story shows the kindness of motherhood. Mothers are God made in heaven and living with us.

33 Nandushi January 9, 2012 at 9:29 am

mom is so greaatttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt…………….

34 Hanne January 24, 2012 at 5:12 pm

When I read it, I cried. Oh mother.

35 Victor Onwuzuruike February 2, 2012 at 9:32 am

Nice story to share: We need to show real love, God’s kind of LOVE at all time…. Love is the greatest because God is LOVE.!!

36 Chief Vincent Jideofor February 2, 2012 at 10:02 am

Love in its true definition… a kind of Love some of us did not experience. May her soul rest in perfect peace.

37 Innocent February 5, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Quite touching. Makes me remember the love and affection showered on me and my sibblings by Mom when she was alive. Thanks so much Mom. Missing You. Continue to RIP till we meet never to part again in paradise.

38 Arooj March 5, 2012 at 11:43 pm

I love uuuuuuuuu mom <3 <3 <3

39 Pam March 14, 2012 at 5:16 am

mothers are great!

40 Rhukeos March 16, 2012 at 1:02 pm

It’s good and highly emotional. The role of mother to a child is uncountable. Kudos to all mothers’ in the world (caring ones).

41 Madhusudan Reddy March 21, 2012 at 1:36 am

It’s Good and Heart touching story. Really Mother is sacrificing every thing for there children and there family. I love u Amma………..

42 Amrta Ramsahigh April 2, 2012 at 6:16 pm


43 Fiyinf'oluwa Akinsusi April 11, 2012 at 6:25 am

Mothers are gift from GOD. They could do anything cos of theirt chil. LOVE u mum

44 Jitendra April 19, 2012 at 4:34 am

This is sublime love.

45 Ha Le April 24, 2012 at 5:39 pm

We have this story in Vietnamese, somebody translated it. The story is really good. I was crying 🙁

46 Suparas Jain April 29, 2012 at 11:56 pm

When God created mothers, He gave them the best so that nobody could complain, mother can never be compared with anything in the world becasue she is an embodiment of love, passion and true emotions as God can not be everywhere, He created mother so that He can take care of everyone… the most supreme creation of God is MOTHER…

47 Lucifier May 3, 2012 at 2:43 am

Really so touching…..A true Love will always expect the beauty of heart….not in physique

48 Chona May 7, 2012 at 7:51 pm

A nice and very touching story… it tells us a mothers’ love… a true and real love…

49 Ganifer June 21, 2012 at 1:16 am

A heart touching story of a mother who loves his son SOOOOOOOO much that she donated her ears. What a sacrifice it can only be done by a person who love you alot ….. 🙂

50 Saranya July 18, 2012 at 7:32 am

Really superb… that is mothers love..

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