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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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  • Ashwani August 7, 2021, 6:07 am

    Respect your parents

  • Glincy May 8, 2021, 3:07 pm

    I have read this story around 16 years back and could present it during our class assembly in the year 2006 or 07. Everyone appreciated it.

  • Siraaj April 15, 2021, 1:42 pm

    Shame on you whoever you are..may your mom’s soul RIP.

  • erin March 10, 2021, 3:50 am

    Bro when I tell you I cried 😭😭

  • Anon January 25, 2021, 2:48 am

    this is a really touching story!

  • bharat kumar January 6, 2021, 6:50 am

    When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth.” “A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.” “Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother.” “The best place to cry is on a mother’s arms.
    such a good job had you done hatsoff
    thank you for giving and writing a such story which tell the value of mother thankyou
    THANKYOU once again

  • Thabut December 8, 2020, 6:27 pm

    This made me so sad.

  • Manasa Qoro October 4, 2020, 12:24 am

    Beautiful😍 reminds me of How God gave his life for me to see his Creation. Thank you Jesus💘

  • Tapash Chakraborty August 15, 2020, 11:08 am

    I loved this story . thankyou acedemictips

  • Lohia Morea August 4, 2020, 9:00 pm

    its a heart broken story. Every child, male or female should love and respect our mothers. Mothers are special in the families. Please! love your mothers every day, no matter what.

  • Sai Uday Reddy July 30, 2020, 7:02 am

    it’s heart touching to listen to this story…..

    • Selogadi Machaba July 28, 2021, 5:46 pm

      A mother is everything…I even shed a tear reading the letter😥

  • Manlike_orezi May 14, 2020, 11:05 am

    It’s a heart touching story?? May Allah bless our mom?

  • Tahleho Tshabalala May 11, 2020, 2:45 am

    This Got Me Sad???

  • Hsaung Hnin Phyu April 22, 2020, 9:55 pm

    It made me cry.

  • Prasann.Manglani March 20, 2020, 8:26 am

    really i almost cried

  • jepoy March 2, 2020, 7:35 am

    wow!! I almost cried. I loved it and really learned a lot .

    • Shobha May 17, 2020, 9:27 am

      Got wet eyes

  • jaidev February 19, 2020, 6:08 am

    A good lesson for people which are stupid fools.

  • Someone touched ❤❤ February 13, 2020, 10:29 am

    The most heart wrenched mom’s story I hv ever heard bcz m also a kid and when I place myself at that mom’s kid I m heart broken and embarrassed. ……..????

    But at last a lovely experience after reading this ???. God bless ??

  • Ashutosh January 24, 2020, 2:20 am

    Very touched..!!

    Everyone should respect their parents.

    Your parents are also ageing day by day and they also need their children.

    Respect, Love, care & attention

  • Joe January 7, 2020, 2:45 pm

    Your story really touched me ,,,I nearly cried hey
    Your mom is your mother no matter how bad ,,she gave birth to you????

    • Christopher February 24, 2020, 1:41 pm

      You are completely right.

  • Juvie Dianne Casinto November 27, 2019, 4:21 am

    I almost cry. I love this story.

  • Shobha Gupta November 17, 2019, 9:09 pm

    I have no word to say about mom’ love.i am speechless.?

  • Alexia Hines November 6, 2019, 10:15 am

    This story almost made me cry.
    Be nice to everyone you know. You never know what will happen the next day. They might die. Then you’ll feel bad for being so mean.

    Sometimes, put yourself in other people’s shoes.

  • Sadhna Sindhu November 1, 2019, 6:57 am

    Only a mother can do this for their children.
    Every mother is beautiful, we should give them respect and a lot of love always.
    I learned these things after become a Maa..
    Love you n Miss you Maa..

  • Aishwarya` October 3, 2019, 10:10 pm

    Mothers love cannot be replaced. Really nice.

  • Sam September 26, 2019, 4:52 am

    Such a beautiful story

  • Ken.Riqeo August 10, 2019, 5:32 pm

    Very emotional and challenging.

  • luqman July 22, 2019, 11:44 am

    oh no

    this was a heart touching

  • luqman July 22, 2019, 11:43 am

    best of all

  • Sadhna Sindhu July 22, 2019, 5:34 am

    A heart touching story!!
    A mother love can not be replaced with anyting. A mother can do anything for their kids.
    We all should give respect to our mother always.

    • Cheshta August 4, 2019, 8:49 am

      It’s true ….
      One can take care of us but no one can be like mother….

  • Naomi Rosanto June 18, 2019, 7:05 am

    It’s so inspiring story

  • Anushka June 4, 2019, 10:14 am

    very heart touching story….

  • Yash April 27, 2019, 9:34 am



  • J.K rowling April 13, 2019, 4:06 am

    I really love the story most especially the introduction the theme and the moral of the story

  • Aman March 22, 2019, 12:00 am

    Really a very heart touching story……

    Respect mothers

  • Arni March 20, 2019, 5:02 am

    Very nice and touching story proud of all the moms who have done such sacrifice my mom has also done a lot for me

  • Anna Bella March 18, 2019, 11:23 am

    I think i might cry..

    • Manlike_orezi May 14, 2020, 11:07 am

      Sorry my dear.

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

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

    • Anna Bella March 18, 2019, 11:23 am


      • Arni March 20, 2019, 5:05 am

        Really sorry about that

        • Drishti August 20, 2019, 6:02 am

          I am very sorry.I am feeling very sorry that happened with your mother.????

  • 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…..??

    • Sadhna Sindhu November 1, 2019, 7:00 am

      Please take care of your mother always.
      A proud son of a proud mother..

  • 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.

  • MANNEKA CHILOANE June 30, 2017, 5:43 am


  • 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??

    • Alisha gurung January 21, 2021, 7:13 pm

      Wow, what a beautiful story. I love this story. This story really heart touching. 😢😭 This is the reason why mother is like second god.

  • 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.

  • Tim December 20, 2016, 4:28 am

    Great story with a heartfelt message for all of us to contemplate deeply.

    Recently, this story was transformed into a play put on by the students of Le Loi Primary School in Nhon Duc, Nha Be, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam in an English speaking competition of all 13 primary schools in Nha Be District, Ho Chi Minh City.

    Le Loi Primary School won the competition.

  • Wajedh Debbarma November 22, 2016, 1:14 am

    It was so sad story….after reading this story i myself cried.

  • Nimisha November 7, 2016, 5:37 am

    That was the most touching story I have ever heard

  • Sreeja October 23, 2016, 4:59 am

    Every mom love their children. If she don’t love, she is not a mom at all.

  • Anna September 18, 2016, 3:02 pm

    Nice story….

    Really heart touching.

  • shravan September 6, 2016, 3:18 pm

    Always moms are great. Good story

  • Sarabjit August 22, 2016, 11:01 am

    I love this story ??

  • Amiruddin shams July 27, 2016, 10:21 pm

    This story is really heart touching. I couldn’t prevent my self crying when I read. Indeed it is a great lesson so, it needs to be spreaded and its rewards surely be added to author and to one who shares. My mom is my life. My father another divine gift. Pray for my father and keep my mom on my eyes.

  • Merge July 22, 2016, 9:00 pm

    Thanks for sharing. We have found a great declamation piece for my son 🙂

  • Emmy June 23, 2016, 4:37 pm

    It Is Too Touching

  • Flowers June 15, 2016, 1:45 pm

    Such a bad child ?

  • Arokia Anthoniamma June 10, 2016, 1:41 am

    This was really a heart touching story.

  • Aaron June 8, 2016, 12:43 pm

    omg. I am a therapist and I used this story to jumpstart Group Therapy today. All men, most from prison and there was hardly a dry-eye in the place. This story contains so many essential elements of love and sacrifice. Wonderful. Absolutely wonderful.
    Thank you.

  • ojasvi June 1, 2016, 9:15 am

    Heart touching story…❤

  • Dr SK Singh May 30, 2016, 9:57 am

    Very heart touching story. I am shocked to read the behaviour of her son. This story should spread to the maximum specially among kids and youth. Thanks

  • BK May 23, 2016, 10:12 pm

    It touched me dearly. But, whatever happened to you and your family? Did you ever want to apologize to her? I really did enjoy this. That is so cool of your mom!

  • Nitin Kumar Juneja May 19, 2016, 3:07 pm

    It was such a heart touching story. It tells us that if our mother or our father says something it only about to make our future better and to make us as high level person

  • Carleama May 19, 2016, 5:12 am

    Very very very sad, guyz lets respect our parents

  • Liza May 17, 2016, 3:55 am

    Let us love our parents.

  • Veeru May 3, 2016, 8:27 pm

    Please care and love your parents

  • ANTHONY May 1, 2016, 11:36 pm

    This was a really touching story!

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