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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.”

Author Unknown

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  • Shekar from Karnataka September 15, 2010, 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…

  • Sanya August 30, 2010, 11:46 am

    An absolutely touching story.

  • Santosh August 27, 2010, 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

  • Ahmed Usam August 23, 2010, 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.

  • Bella August 17, 2010, 10:17 pm

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

  • Yean Thoong August 7, 2010, 7:20 am

    Mothers like her FTW!!! XO

  • Ishika August 6, 2010, 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.

  • Antony Abraham August 3, 2010, 10:37 am

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

  • INAP CHHUKAN July 25, 2010, 1:24 pm

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

  • Tej Pratap Singh July 24, 2010, 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.

  • Miracle June 24, 2010, 11:21 am

    Really very touching. It touched my heart.

  • Sharu June 24, 2010, 11:19 am

    Very good story, very inspiring story.

  • Neetha June 21, 2010, 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.

  • TaylorFAN_celeste June 20, 2010, 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!

  • Gopi chebrolu June 17, 2010, 5:58 am

    Heart touching story.

  • Gulshan June 10, 2010, 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.

  • Reema June 2, 2010, 12:23 am

    Its very touching story…..

  • Honey May 31, 2010, 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……..

  • Leon D May 9, 2010, 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!

  • Kavya May 5, 2010, 5:20 am

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

  • Bablu May 4, 2010, 7:02 am

    Excellent story

  • Nxm May 1, 2010, 6:22 am

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

  • Nataley April 30, 2010, 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?

  • Gemma'X April 26, 2010, 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.

  • Sravani April 21, 2010, 12:23 am

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

  • Rkpuri April 20, 2010, 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.

  • Shohreh April 19, 2010, 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.

  • Megurine Ruka April 13, 2010, 9:13 pm

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

  • Oza April 13, 2010, 9:36 pm

    I’m still crying now because of this story.

  • Ferdian April 13, 2010, 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…..

  • Azizah March 29, 2010, 8:29 am

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

  • Bubblygrl#8 March 23, 2010, 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.

  • Osman March 23, 2010, 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]

  • Sad Story March 17, 2010, 7:03 am

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

  • Tanjing March 11, 2010, 12:56 am

    So touching and so sad I feel like crying.

  • Wingz of Angel March 7, 2010, 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.

  • Usman February 21, 2010, 5:32 am

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

  • Neil February 15, 2010, 9:58 pm

    Very touching story.

  • Varghese February 14, 2010, 2:05 pm

    A very touching story and a fantastic climax.

  • Aya February 7, 2010, 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…

  • Pynadath February 6, 2010, 3:43 pm

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

  • Pramukh February 6, 2010, 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.

  • Maryam January 25, 2010, 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.

  • Himz January 24, 2010, 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…

  • Mohd Arif January 17, 2010, 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.

  • MANISHA January 12, 2010, 12:13 am


  • Biplab December 30, 2009, 12:06 am

    Good story, very touching

  • Jeevanandham December 11, 2009, 3:48 am

    Hey frnds.. Really nice story ya..

  • Gudiya December 1, 2009, 11:46 am

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

  • Kari November 30, 2009, 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

  • Anita I.M.V. November 28, 2009, 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.

  • Pavani November 28, 2009, 1:23 am

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

  • Pratik November 21, 2009, 12:52 pm

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

  • Amritha October 31, 2009, 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.

  • Laura October 21, 2009, 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.

  • Ndoumah October 21, 2009, 6:40 am

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

  • Tasha October 19, 2009, 12:11 pm

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

  • Mohamed October 19, 2009, 4:58 am

    Really sad

  • PORTIA October 18, 2009, 10:14 am

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

  • Kasthuri October 4, 2009, 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.

  • Rose September 28, 2009, 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.

  • Priyanka September 23, 2009, 5:58 am

    Very good story….. keep it up!!

  • Capt. lacruser September 22, 2009, 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!

  • Nice September 14, 2009, 12:19 am

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

  • Donna June 2, 2009, 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.


  • Samira May 26, 2009, 9:55 am

    Very Beautiful!

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Moh May 22, 2009, 5:48 am

    It tells u how precious ur mum is.

  • Bilal May 11, 2009, 6:34 am

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

  • Manjunath.a.s.raj April 28, 2009, 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….



  • Mitchie April 1, 2009, 6:00 pm

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

  • Lou March 28, 2009, 12:33 am

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

  • Pamela March 8, 2009, 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.

  • Agatha Lestari February 26, 2009, 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.

  • Raj February 26, 2009, 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.

  • Hi February 21, 2009, 11:15 am

    This was such a sad story, =[

    very touching

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