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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

{ 48 comments… add one }
  • Juana.M February 28, 2022, 7:35 am

    God can not protect everyone.That’s why he sent our mother to be with us.

  • Cicinnus March 6, 2019, 9:02 pm

    In university, i do not have more time staying with her. Now, i realize i miss her very much.

  • Cicinnus March 4, 2019, 11:39 pm

    Mother’love is always present.Whatever did the child do,mother loves child forever.

  • hannibal uy January 25, 2019, 7:09 am

    I miss u sooo much! Mama I owe you this life! I love you so much!

  • Ally Ibn Hamidu March 10, 2016, 4:56 am

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

  • Ally Ibn Hamidu March 10, 2016, 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”

  • Rincy Benedict January 17, 2016, 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”.

  • Luong Hoang Minh September 16, 2015, 7:33 pm

    I miss my mom!

  • Rechel Galapin February 16, 2015, 11:44 pm

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

  • Raghavendar November 20, 2014, 9:07 pm

    No love is greater than mothers love

  • Keerthi November 11, 2014, 11:55 pm

    My mom world best mammy.

  • Abc July 6, 2014, 7:08 am

    It is a beautiful story I like it

  • Jay June 24, 2014, 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.

  • David Paramel June 12, 2014, 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.

  • Vasu reddy June 3, 2014, 12:38 am

    Heart touching story

  • Ema May 28, 2014, 4:22 pm

    Lovely touching story, nothing can compare to mother love.

  • Naveen April 9, 2014, 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.

  • Sonu April 2, 2014, 1:55 am

    I like the story πŸ™‚

  • Bida bosco voscotti March 31, 2014, 4:40 pm

    It’s so educative, I like it so much.

  • Prince sahota March 20, 2014, 8:58 am

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

  • Zoe March 9, 2014, 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.

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

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

  • Sharnaka February 7, 2014, 2:35 am

    Missing my mom soo much right now.

    Very touching story

  • Ankush February 6, 2014, 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.

  • Kennmarie February 4, 2014, 10:18 pm

    I like the story πŸ™‚

  • Kennmarie February 4, 2014, 10:17 pm

    So touching… truly a mothers love.

  • Cheska Yang January 28, 2014, 12:45 am

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

    Missing my mom so much.

  • Tamaz December 27, 2013, 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.

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

    Nothing can be greater than the love of mother.

  • Madhoor December 12, 2013, 5:39 am

    Nice and touching.

  • Bushra Bhatti December 6, 2013, 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.

  • Khazen sapphire December 3, 2013, 11:09 pm

    Nice… love it…

  • Ktzapau November 29, 2013, 8:36 pm

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

  • Joseph Muya November 29, 2013, 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.

  • Tahar November 26, 2013, 1:29 pm

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

  • Zee November 26, 2013, 3:53 am

    Wow mothers sacrifice a lot. Thank you.

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  • Meghdad November 23, 2013, 12:48 pm

    It was really nice. Thx for the mail πŸ™‚

  • Himanish November 21, 2013, 11:19 am

    All mothers are great heroes.

  • Van Duc Huy November 21, 2013, 4:26 am

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

  • Camilia November 20, 2013, 12:05 pm

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

  • M November 20, 2013, 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.

  • R.shivaram November 19, 2013, 1:15 pm

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

  • Gemma November 19, 2013, 9:16 am

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

  • Benny November 19, 2013, 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.

  • Tarun November 19, 2013, 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.

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

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

  • Shenba Srinivasan November 19, 2013, 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!

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