Mother’s Love

by Stephen on November 18, 2013 · 44 comments

in Inspirational Stories, True Stories

The Vietnam War broke out. Followed the heart, the young husband joined the military and sacrificed his life leaving behind his wife and kids.

Life postwar was very hard, often with not enough food to eat. Still young and beautiful, the wife refused to remarry and dedicated her entire life to raise her kids with the best possible care and education.

An opportunity came, the first born son immigrated to America, studied hard and became a NASA Engineer having a good life.

The son sent home letters often, together with much money for mom to spend, however, Christmas after Christmas, New Year after New Year, with the many excuses, the son stubbornly refused to travel home to visit mom.

When the mother died, the son returned and organized a big funeral but people did not see him shredding tear.

Mother left behind a chest that she always placed at the top of her bed. During the funeral, the son opened the chest and suddenly bursted into tears, sobbed, embraced his mother’s coffin and screamed hysterically, “Mom! Mom!”

Everyone looked at each other and looked at the chest. It was full of $100 dollar bills and a piece of paper.

In it read, “Son, I don’t spend too much money. I miss you a lot. Every time I hear a motorcycle passing by, I run out the door but it wasn’t my son. I saved this money for you in case when you get sick.”

Author Michael Luong
Submitted by Michael Luong
A real-life story in Vietnam

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1 Shenba Srinivasan November 19, 2013 at 1:34 am

So touching. Never earn the curse of a mother. It will burn you to ashes. At the same time, amother would never curse anyone. That shows her speciality. Love you mom, for all what you gave me!

2 Mcbenard rotich kiwakak November 19, 2013 at 2:16 am

Mother is the only creature who cares and hope good for the child. Long live mothers.

3 Tarun November 19, 2013 at 2:22 am

It is the ability of motherhood to guide and drive the self to perform and follow the actions of the strengths of the nature of knowledge of sacrifice; as well; instead of those of either the love of self or of money and all that it can buy; only; which can truly bring about a change; both within and around the self.

4 Benny November 19, 2013 at 3:37 am

A true life reminder. We do-not always need other people’s money more than their true love for us. If we love money more than a person sending then we are heading for hell… am encouraged to see my parents (and other loved ones) more and more.

5 Gemma November 19, 2013 at 9:16 am

Love the story so much, unconditional love of a mother for her son.

6 R.shivaram November 19, 2013 at 1:15 pm

A person who does everything without any expectation is know as mother.

7 M November 20, 2013 at 12:07 am

She has more than one kid. Why didn’t she give the money to other kids who were still in VN? They needed it more than the son who lived and worked in the US.

8 Camilia November 20, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Wonderful story that shows us the importance of mother’s love.

9 Van Duc Huy November 21, 2013 at 4:26 am

I come from Vietnam and I agree, mothers there are heroes.

10 Himanish November 21, 2013 at 11:19 am

All mothers are great heroes.

11 Meghdad November 23, 2013 at 12:48 pm

It was really nice. Thx for the mail 🙂

12 Maddydoe November 25, 2013 at 9:14 am


13 Zee November 26, 2013 at 3:53 am

Wow mothers sacrifice a lot. Thank you.

14 Tahar November 26, 2013 at 1:29 pm

I like this story, Money is not everything in life.

15 Joseph Muya November 29, 2013 at 5:35 am

The story is good and we should have to remember money is not everything in life but humanity and love is everything in our everyday life.

16 Ktzapau November 29, 2013 at 8:36 pm

Very interesting, and it feeds me much. Want to read more and more. Thanks.

17 Khazen sapphire December 3, 2013 at 11:09 pm

Nice… love it…

18 Bushra Bhatti December 6, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Parents do not need money, they need our love and care as they had given us. Don’t think if you are giving them money then you fulfill your duties.

19 Madhoor December 12, 2013 at 5:39 am

Nice and touching.

20 Ruby b.desullan December 21, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Nothing can be greater than the love of mother.

21 Tamaz December 27, 2013 at 7:02 am

One of the best stories I have ever read. This story must be read by all teenagers not to make similar mistake in their life. Thanks a lot.

22 Cheska Yang January 28, 2014 at 12:45 am

Mother’s unconditional love cannot be replaced by anything. :’)

Missing my mom so much.

23 Kennmarie February 4, 2014 at 10:17 pm

So touching… truly a mothers love.

24 Kennmarie February 4, 2014 at 10:18 pm

I like the story 🙂

25 Ankush February 6, 2014 at 5:27 am

I don’t know what to say, have no words to express my feeling. This is really touching story, about to cry. One of the best I had.

26 Sharnaka February 7, 2014 at 2:35 am

Missing my mom soo much right now.

Very touching story

27 Sneha reddy February 27, 2014 at 11:19 pm

Mom I miss you. Don’t neglect your parents.

28 Zoe March 9, 2014 at 8:41 pm

Such a beautiful and touching story. The point is driven home so well. Don’t trade your place for money. They do not relate in any way. Value your mother and spend quality time with her when you still have it.

29 Prince sahota March 20, 2014 at 8:58 am

Nothing can be greater than the love of mother…I LOVE U MOM

30 Bida bosco voscotti March 31, 2014 at 4:40 pm

It’s so educative, I like it so much.

31 Sonu April 2, 2014 at 1:55 am

I like the story 🙂

32 Naveen April 9, 2014 at 1:56 am

The story is for those people who doesn’t know what is a pure love of a loving heart that lives for them forever.

33 Ema May 28, 2014 at 4:22 pm

Lovely touching story, nothing can compare to mother love.

34 Vasu reddy June 3, 2014 at 12:38 am

Heart touching story

35 David Paramel June 12, 2014 at 6:28 am

A Mother doesn’t need the money that you earn, she only needs the precious time that she has spent raising us, in return. I love you Mummy. I really miss you from the depth of my heart.

36 Jay June 24, 2014 at 2:12 am

A truly loving story. Sometimes when my mom gets sick & told what she wanted to eat, I just ignore what she is saying but I later realise that it is better to spend our money on them rather than regretting the day they die. Love you mom & God bless you always.

37 Abc July 6, 2014 at 7:08 am

It is a beautiful story I like it

38 Keerthi November 11, 2014 at 11:55 pm

My mom world best mammy.

39 Raghavendar November 20, 2014 at 9:07 pm

No love is greater than mothers love

40 Rechel Galapin February 16, 2015 at 11:44 pm

She always inspired me (my mother)…i love you mama…and always..

41 Luong Hoang Minh September 16, 2015 at 7:33 pm

I miss my mom!

42 Rincy Benedict January 17, 2016 at 1:13 am

Beautiful Reminder of true Love… Remember the only soul in this world who doesn’t expect anything from you other than love from her children, is none other than our “MOM”. No matter how old you become you are always a kid in her eye. Never hurt your mom even unknowingly…because don’t forget tomorrow you will also become a parent.

“Take care of your parents well, God will take care of you well”.

43 Ally Ibn Hamidu March 10, 2016 at 4:50 am

If someone will ask me about the meaning of TRUE LOVE…. The answer will be ” true love means MOTHER, and there is where it originate”

44 Ally Ibn Hamidu March 10, 2016 at 4:56 am

There is no other love like a mother’s love to her child

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