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My mom only had one eye

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.”

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  • soumya n.r August 30, 2018, 8:51 am

    …..i miss her a lot …..i miss u mom pls come back na!!!!

  • Sabza Gabriel Mbambo June 28, 2018, 3:14 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.your parents will always remain ur parents,whether rich or poor,Plz RESPECT them regardless of their behaivour

  • Gaurav June 13, 2018, 1:59 am

    This is really a very heart touching story … Salute to that mom who gave her eye to her child … Wonderful story …

  • Uday bhati February 8, 2018, 10:31 am

    Parents are always good to their children. but sometime they have to suffer because of their children. these children does not deserve to be a good child. it’s very bad.

  • Kiranjeet kaur January 10, 2018, 6:15 pm

    Really true, respect, love your parents always. we can’t ever give them back for what they have done for us, So if we can’t spread love and happiness, we have no right to bring sorrow in their lives

    Love Mom Dad Forever … :]

  • Bhagavan babu October 24, 2017, 9:42 pm

    This is a heart touching story. Now a days so many people leaving their parents in old age homes when they are becoming old. This story becomes a lesson to who leave there parents in old age homes and tells the importance of his/her parents

  • Alshaeds hamir:-D October 19, 2017, 11:53 am

    It was really a heart touching story, i suddenly miss my mom who sacrifices just to raise me well and find my needs;-( i miss you mom:-*

  • Parth September 10, 2017, 9:31 am

    This story is very meaningful….. Really God has gifted is mom as a God… And who don’t cares for her will never be successful in his life… Even my mom left my father for me…..??

  • Khushi karwani August 28, 2017, 3:25 pm

    So sad story?????….

  • Ashraf Ali August 27, 2017, 3:06 pm

    Such a heart touching story.
    Made me completely cry.

  • SURYA R July 28, 2017, 8:05 am

    I miss my mother very much.
    I dreamt of giving her a happy life when I grow up, But she left me before I do it for her.
    But I know she is watching both of us.
    So, I decided to be a good daughter, student and a good person so that she will be proud and angles in the heaven praise for her cultures she given to her children.

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  • T.chaitrika June 29, 2017, 12:06 pm

    This is a beautiful story and really heart touching….

  • Nadeem Shaikh February 17, 2017, 1:37 pm

    This story made me cry..
    Heart touching story.. Luv you Mom & Dad.

  • Jeselle B. February 5, 2017, 7:14 am

    That was touching sad story??

  • Avi February 2, 2017, 11:28 am

    Very sad and touching story I felt very bad for the mother I wonder how the child reacted. I cried a lot.

  • Ebenenzer Sebastian December 27, 2016, 11:28 am

    Very good story. I will always obey my parents.

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