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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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  • Aj April 13, 2016, 2:09 am

    When we’re growing up this happens… looking at our friend’s parents driving very expensive cars… No body chose the family we are born in…

  • Manh April 12, 2016, 10:36 pm

    I felt angry with that man at the beginning, and I cried when I read the letter from the mum. thanks mum, I would never have the courage to say thank you for all you have done for me. and all I have done for you is giving you sadness, loneliness, disappointment. I’m sory mum!!

  • Mychal March 31, 2016, 1:17 pm

    I sincerely hope that story was fictional; who could be so heartless? Wow.

  • Salma March 30, 2016, 12:50 pm

    This was so sad i started to crying when i read this 🙁

  • Julius March 24, 2016, 8:25 am

    It’s very sad story….i’ll never ignor my parents….I LOVU U MOM & DAD

  • Umme December 15, 2015, 8:46 am

    Very heart touching story

  • Gaby October 18, 2015, 5:11 pm

    All those years without telling him the truth? Mmmm… it sounds very unreal!

  • Lawliet September 27, 2015, 10:53 pm

    Very touching story. This is just the proof that the loving mother can give everything for their children.

  • Amaya September 17, 2015, 2:33 pm

    It is so touchful

  • Amit September 14, 2015, 7:17 am

    I love u MOM until my eyes last.

  • Dino Belle September 7, 2015, 9:06 pm

    Very touching….I cried when I first read this story….this days speaking from experience it seems what we do for our children is never enough they don’t know how to appreciate a mother….I myself grew up without one she was around time to time I experience the worse with her in spite of everything she was still my mother and she will always be love and respected….mother is one and should be honor, love and treated with respect.

  • CantThinkOfAName September 3, 2015, 2:13 am

    Very touching, crying intensifies.
    It needs a short epilogue ; the son’s reaction.

  • TJ Masedi August 20, 2015, 11:01 am

    Very touching story.
    I hope and pray that those who still have their parents physically by their side,they should love nd care for dem unconditional. ..Love u mum nd dad…

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Shami July 3, 2015, 12:49 am

    Really very touching story. While I was reading the story tears came out of my eyes out of my contro. I really miss my parents who are in heaven now. My mom lost her both the eyes due to lightning when she was 8years and I stil wonder how she carried herself with confiden. She is the role model for me and my sister. Dear friends love your parents . One day we wil also become a parent then we wil realise our mistakes

  • Princy July 2, 2015, 11:11 am

    This tory really touched my heart and is truly a very big inspiration for all the kids who think that there parents embarrass them…

  • Sreelakshmi May 2, 2015, 1:25 am

    It was a very sad, touching story. I want to say that our mother is the most precious gem that we can find in the world.

  • Jonathan pao April 30, 2015, 11:52 am

    Thank you for the story. It is really inspiring and encouraging.. to love our dear parents. Love you mom

  • Anna April 29, 2015, 10:14 pm

    This story made me cry, I feel bad for the mother 🙁

  • Morty April 24, 2015, 12:46 pm

    Such a disgrace of a child/person, hope he is miserable ever after. To be so cruel to his own mother, he didnt deserve her.

  • Saquib husain April 21, 2015, 1:15 pm

    It is a sad and heart touching story … I think we should respect the feelings of our elders and understand their love..this story is a message for those children who did not understand the importance of their parents…

  • Geir Skogseth April 20, 2015, 3:27 pm

    There is no such thing as an eye transplant, which means this sentimental drivel is a complete fabrication.

  • EDDMOND JIVARAJ A/L SAVARI April 14, 2015, 3:01 am

    It is very sad stoy

  • Kensley April 7, 2015, 1:49 pm

    That was sad this story made me cry

  • Christabel March 24, 2015, 3:46 am

    Very touching story. Even if your mother is paralyzed, sick or something else, she is your mother and you can never replace her. She loves you that’s why she did not abort you but instead she let you see the world and have a life of your own. i wonder how this man felt. THANKS FOR THIS GREAT STORY.

  • Sai nath March 22, 2015, 12:26 am

    Thank u so much to let me know this story known the value of mother

  • Siphesihle February 25, 2015, 4:51 pm

    The story is very touching, I feel for what that mother has done for her child!

  • Anjali Kc February 16, 2015, 10:29 am

    Very very very nice story!It made me cry.It is my best story ever.

    • Umanath April 22, 2015, 1:25 am

      I read this story every now and then so that I remember how I should treat my loved ones.

      And every time I read I feel very much for the motherly love which I have been deprived.

  • Stella February 5, 2015, 8:18 am

    I love this story i start this story as my first english competition

  • lizette joy morante January 19, 2015, 11:33 pm

    I love this story so much…

  • Hein Naing Oo January 7, 2015, 5:39 am

    Very beautiful.
    It make shock to me. i would like to ask her son why you are standing on the earth. Just go to hell. whoever or whatever your mother is, just love your mom

  • Thaongaolou poumai November 22, 2014, 9:03 am

    Thank u 4 contributing

    “the unconditional love of our parents is incomparable to anything”

  • Samiksha November 16, 2014, 12:33 pm

    Wonderful heart touching story. Children really don’t understand the feelings and pain of parents until they themselves face the situation. They must learn a lesson from this story. Parents are a valuable gift of God in our lives. Help them, support them, understand them. Show them your love towards them….

  • Asmitha November 9, 2014, 12:19 pm

    I love my mom very much. I wont hurt her after hearing this story.

  • Mekala November 4, 2014, 5:57 am

    Very nice touching story, and to everyone love your parents

  • KT Lata September 28, 2014, 3:53 am

    My mum embarrass me and yet I have not nor ever will disown her or disrespect her like that guy in the story. Every time I get mad at my mum for embarrassing me, I always remember that she was the one that carried my in her womb for 9 months, had the most excruciating pain as she born me and, loved and cared for me with all my imperfectness. Remember everyone, your mother was your first love when you were born, your friend you went to when life was pulling you down and, the one who will give up her life to save yours. Your mum (and pa) are the most important peoples in your life and their is no one else like them in the world. Love them with all your heart, you never know when they will be gone for good.

  • Alyssa September 19, 2014, 10:16 pm

    I had just heard this today and i was thinking how sad was that and he had felt embarrassed i wouldn’t and it was so sweet that she gave her eye for him if that was me i would regret saying all of that every single day since she had died now i feel bad what i have said to my mother and God bless her now she is in a good place.

  • Anonymous September 17, 2014, 2:56 am

    Sad and good story

  • Bhanu August 26, 2014, 8:34 am

    I can’t stop my tears coming out of my eyes.

  • Khushi singh August 22, 2014, 1:35 pm

    It was an emotional story but I liked it very much.

  • Katelyn jack August 19, 2014, 4:54 pm

    “LIFE IS TOO SHORT’

  • Haroon August 17, 2014, 7:59 am

    A truly touching story!
    I love u mom, and thank u for all the sacrifices u made for me.

  • Vlynn ecaldre August 8, 2014, 4:29 pm

    Tears

  • Kusheed August 5, 2014, 11:33 am

    It is a very heart touching story the son does not know the value of mother untill she died

  • Dimple July 27, 2014, 10:47 am

    Mom is a reservoir of love, faith. I love my Mom

  • RAVI July 22, 2014, 10:18 am

    One of the best story i ever read. Simply awesome!

  • Sheka July 17, 2014, 9:02 pm

    While I was reading this wonderful story I started to cry. Such a interesting story.Even if this isn’t real it does happen in real life. Guys love your mamas no matter how she looks,because they truly love you.Some of us is because of mamas prayers why where still alive.

  • Meamies July 17, 2014, 12:28 pm

    I love this story. There is a reason behind every performance except our parent’s love.

  • Kimaya July 15, 2014, 8:34 am

    What an emotional story!!! It made me crying sooo…… much. I told it to my mom she too cried! Oh! what a story.

  • MADHU July 14, 2014, 11:37 am

    What a wonderful story!

  • Ashita July 13, 2014, 4:41 am

    Wow! This is a heart touching story it made me cry………. I LOVE YOU MOM

  • Nasreen khan July 2, 2014, 6:22 am

    I just loved the story. It brought tears to my eyes. I read it to my daughter. I hope she will value me as I value my mother. Thanks

  • Ethan June 30, 2014, 11:02 pm

    She have so much love to her child. Anyone who is lucky enough to have a mother that is as kind and as loving as she was. I was lucky enough to have a mother who was as kind– no, kinder. I think this is a lesson to all that you should love your parents while they are around, because no day is for certain. I would give my eye to talk to my mother once a again, one last conversation. It is said that he did not value her or her life, and he will have to live with that regret. Because he didn’t deserve that kind of love.

  • Tridha pandit June 27, 2014, 12:22 pm

    This story is very very emotional.

    In our school when this story was shown on computer.Literally, everyone started crying.

    LOVE AND RESPECT YOUR PARENTS.

    ALWAAAAYS!!!!!

  • Maryam June 20, 2014, 3:55 pm

    Such a sad story but still love it ……….;)
    I love u mommy and daddy >>>>>hope u forgive my bad deeds

  • Divyanshi June 17, 2014, 11:17 am

    Wat a touching story ……

    Hats off to u mom

  • Rashad June 16, 2014, 10:28 pm

    I really hope this story isn’t true. No person should ever treat their parent like that whether they’re missing a body part or have more than usual. You should love your mother and father no matter what. This story is very saddening

  • Neela hari June 14, 2014, 12:35 pm

    It is not a story it, is a true incident which happens in every second house nowadays. On the whole the story is very touching.

  • Syed June 10, 2014, 10:06 am

    Hi, This story has increased the love to my parents, especailly to my Mother, who had spent the entire life in looking after me. the mom in this story could have shared the letter little bit earlier so that the son could have understood the mother’s scarifies..

  • Andre Skeete May 28, 2014, 9:08 pm

    Is this a poem

  • Gail May 23, 2014, 8:43 am

    Not likely a true story. I have seen this a few times and wondered if it was even possible. Would a doctor take an eye of a living person and put it in another? According to Snopes.com it is false. “With all modern medical technology, transplantation of the eyeball is still impossible. The optic nerve isn’t an ordinary nerve, but instead an inset running from the brain. Modern medicine isn’t able to “connect” an eyeball back to brain after an optic nerve has been severed, let alone tranplant the eye from a different person. (The only exception is the cornea, the transparent part in front of the eye: corneas are tranplanted to replace injured and opaque ones.)

    We won’t try to comment on whether any surgeon would accept an eye from a living donor for transplant into another — we’ll leave that to others who are far more knowledgeable about medical ethics and transplant procedures.”
    But I do like the message that moms will do anything for their children! Also on snopes.com “The one-eyed mother story expounds upon two moral messages: the unconditional, all-encompassing love we expect mothers to always feel for their children, and the admonition to not put off cherishing loved ones and appreciating their sacrifices while they’re still around.”

  • Mitchb May 23, 2014, 12:12 am

    This is such a touching story, my mom actually read this to me on facebook and I cried which, surprises me,me being a man but this is a sad sad story no good mother should ever go through this all the children that do this probably won’t fly away in the morning if you catch my drift.

  • Sujitha May 22, 2014, 7:34 am

    Really a good story tears rolled out of my eyes.. dear all readers this is an eye opener to the people who don’t understand parents affection .. I have lost my mothers affection due to breaking of her heart.i have did a mistake which cant be rectified. I really really miss my mom and dad… I am speechless.

  • Raj May 21, 2014, 1:13 am

    Mother is visible goddess

  • George May 20, 2014, 6:16 am

    Thank you

  • George May 20, 2014, 6:15 am

    I been like that before. Now I want to shout that I love her so much, because, now I realize that she’s the most important person in my life.

  • Abdullah May 6, 2014, 12:20 am

    Omg very nice and it broke my heart.

  • Atikan May 1, 2014, 2:37 pm

    This is sad story and made me cried when I read.

  • George April 21, 2014, 5:52 pm

    this story made me really angry. What an ungrateful monster. No parent should deserve that treatment from their child.

    I really hope this isn’t a real story, because it’s a shame that a person like this could live their life knowing that they treated the person who gave them life with such distain.

  • Abiel April 7, 2014, 9:01 am

    The story is good but so sad.

  • Hafna nahan April 7, 2014, 7:17 am

    I love this story a lot. After reading this story I cried and I thank to God because my mother is perfect.

  • Jobin April 2, 2014, 4:36 am

    Terrible story, and I don’t mean it’s a tragedy. This story was riddled with rubbish from the beginning. You people should try watching Lion king if you want a basis which you can build your moral foundations upon. WASTEMEN.

  • Jeza April 1, 2014, 7:54 pm

    This made me cry…

  • Adarsh March 22, 2014, 2:09 am

    It is such a good story

  • Ella March 4, 2014, 5:29 am

    I cried. I LOVE MY MOM!! Thanks God she was perfect.

  • Anandhakrishnan February 27, 2014, 4:54 am

    Mom, the Living GOD. No other words, treat her as your kid. You have better world. True, the good you are, people will be good to you.

    – Anand
    Who thinks God just exist in the form on Mom & Dad.

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