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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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  • Susheel. Y June 30, 2011, 11:26 pm

    Awesome story which makes you realize how important your parents are…..

  • Vedi June 27, 2011, 1:12 pm

    Very very nice! Hats off to the writer!

  • Shaswat Vashistha June 25, 2011, 7:25 am

    A very heart touching story that tells you about how the children didn’t care about their parents and forget about the sacrifice their parents have done. This story really made me shed tears.

  • Aroonkumar June 24, 2011, 1:20 pm

    This really made me to shed tears. I love my parents {& even every living thing in this world} very much. This should never ever happen in real life.

  • Vinx June 23, 2011, 4:54 am

    Very touching, I want to hug my Mother!

  • Jeslene June 20, 2011, 12:29 am

    I learned that we should love our parents because we do not know how many sacrifices they do for us!! I LOVE MY MOTHER AS WELL AS MY FATHER.

  • Isha June 19, 2011, 7:38 am

    Amazing story, soooo much touching :'(

  • Aman Sachdeva June 19, 2011, 3:53 am

    A very heart touching story…!!!!

  • Shilpa June 11, 2011, 12:56 am

    I love you Mom and Dad, you are the best ones that ever happened to me…..Thank You Jesus for such loving and caring parents….Teach me to love and respect them 🙂

  • Sourabh June 9, 2011, 4:32 am

    My salute to all mothers…………….

  • Uday June 9, 2011, 4:28 am

    It’s a heart touching story and after reading this, I know that God cannot manage the people sitting at one place, instead he create a good relation called “Mother” and leave for us to take care of our life. Thank you…

  • Jere June 9, 2011, 1:41 am

    I love this story~~so sad T.T

  • kani June 4, 2011, 4:24 pm

    Great story…can’t stop tear. Lesson for every child… love u mom..

  • umalaslam June 4, 2011, 1:18 am

    Mothers are the most precious humans we will ever see. She will go on striving to death and will feel full if her child is full. May we all be blessed with them. Hope this story helps us see how precious our mothers are, they will strive to see us happy even if that means sacrifie in there own eye.

  • Azmath Unnisa June 2, 2011, 7:07 am

    I have cried soooo much, the story was very heart touching. Please love your mom guys in any situation because she is your god, mamma I love you soooooo much.

  • haura May 28, 2011, 7:03 am

    love this story

  • Halima May 22, 2011, 11:47 am

    this is a verry interesting story
    mom mom mom I looove you

  • No name May 20, 2011, 1:11 pm

    Really great story but full of sadness.

  • aarzoo May 15, 2011, 10:13 am

    It was a sad story
    so touching…….
    such person should not be given chance to show their sadness….they r good for nothing………who doesn’t love their mom.
    i love u mom……n be alway’s there for u in your hard times.

  • boris May 14, 2011, 4:12 pm

    Great story but sad 🙁 I was crying reading the story.

  • niki May 14, 2011, 10:59 am

    this story was touching all children have to love their parents

  • susu May 13, 2011, 11:56 am

    when i saw this story i started crying and crying >> very sad story
    and liked it
    i never did like that to my mom

  • R.Thadshayini. May 12, 2011, 7:34 pm

    deeply toughing my heart.

  • vasumathi May 12, 2011, 10:34 am

    This story made me cry. Thanks to God because he gave me a lovable mom………..

  • urvashi May 7, 2011, 5:01 am

    Oo!!! I have got tears in my eyes after reading this story!

  • jd santos May 6, 2011, 9:38 am

    very touching story…we salute all the mothers in the world.

  • raunaque May 3, 2011, 3:54 pm

    i was crying after reading this, i wish my mom would be here now so that i can show my love to her

    love u mom

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  • ankita April 27, 2011, 6:22 am

    its a very touching story

  • maheshkumat April 25, 2011, 7:42 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.

  • Sandhya April 23, 2011, 12:11 am

    Guys and Girls, love parents indeed it costs nothing…. they have done lots for our life…they have sacrificed many things to bring us up…

  • Jesulyn April 20, 2011, 8:06 am

    Very touching…………
    I LOVE U MOM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • abdullah April 15, 2011, 5:52 pm

    Thank you for this story. It is very touching. I hope I can be very very nice to my mom.
    It is the whole thing in my life. I pray to Allah that she is always safe and help me to obey her and to forgive me if I did hurt her feeling once. And I pray to Allah to forgive my father who passaway two years ago. (the heaven underneath the moms foot”

  • harris mashaba April 15, 2011, 8:42 am

    That’s very bad, the first time I was inoduced to this story… it was in 2009 by my english teacher Mr Chauke. I thought it was a joke at first and then I’ve realised that it is a bad story indeed. May she rest in peace and that he deserves whatever came to him after all.

  • lingi April 13, 2011, 1:24 pm

    I love u my mom.

  • Hiren Mehta April 2, 2011, 5:05 am

    This make me cry…………

  • VAIBZ March 31, 2011, 5:57 am

    Very Valuable meaning has this story, beautiful meaning and story too…..
    i just want to say everyone u have your mom so please dont miss opportunity to get love from your mom,if u loose it, u will be looser on this earth just asked the worth of mom who dont have their mom ,they know how precious she is……………..
    because i also one of them who dont have his mom…..

    I LOVE U MOM……………….

  • maithili March 30, 2011, 4:09 am

    indeed a very sad and touching story ……. really beautifully narrated…….
    Thanks for sharing dis beautiful story.
    but i wonder why do we need such stories to understand the value of our parents….

  • lou avril14 March 19, 2011, 4:20 am

    The mother of this story deserve more love, but her son is too hard… and he did not show any love, respect and concern to his mom even in a single minute…

    now that is too late to realize that he is the reason why her mom had lost one eye… its to late…

    we should love our parents even if there is imperfection… and we should show them our love every day, every hour, every minute, every second of our life…

    love you Mang & Pang

  • Seshu March 16, 2011, 4:15 am

    Ohhh what a beatiful story really very worth, the letter for the son moved me very much..

    Everyone should love their parents more than anything else in the whole world…………………………………………

  • bERnoulli March 15, 2011, 12:44 am

    must love mothers

  • Nazneen Khan March 1, 2011, 5:31 am

    This story just touched my soul… and makes me realise that our parents are always there for us… no matter you are there for them or Not. I love my mom.. alot.. coz she has played 2 major roles of my life.. she is my mother , she is my father… my father passed away when i was 6 years old. but … my mother fulfilled that place too in my life… I love u mom… more then anyone & anything else…

  • pushkal February 27, 2011, 11:49 pm

    I love you mummy so much

  • shristi singh February 27, 2011, 8:26 am

    wel moms are always great n best of alll

  • Andrei Louis Alejandro February 22, 2011, 7:28 am

    It has been 7 years already, but I had not obeyed my parents. After I read this story, it was so touching that i had finally realized my mistakes and that parents shall be respected and obeyed.

  • SREEJA February 9, 2011, 7:54 am

    such a sad story!!!

    i pray 2 god that every children should respect their parent and take good care of them.

  • Sarfanaz February 9, 2011, 5:52 am

    i luv it this is cooooool moral story

  • annaliza February 7, 2011, 2:43 pm

    That was sad, my mum cried when I told her this story.

  • Sonia February 6, 2011, 10:45 am

    Very nice story and it really touched my heart. I can’t stop my tears. I love My parents, thnks for uploading dis touching story.

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  • Girl January 28, 2011, 7:42 pm

    This makes me so sad, see what moms will do for you. Next time you are mad at your mom, remember this.

  • Joel January 27, 2011, 1:29 am

    Very sad story. I love my mother so much! I love you ma! though I’m not that open in showing my love to her, but God knows how much I love my mother and father!

  • Mansi January 19, 2011, 9:02 am

    It’s truly a heart touching story! and it has helped me for my story telling competition!

  • Ravi Kumar January 3, 2011, 4:39 am

    Hi when I read this story without knowing tears came from my eyes ….. mother first word and last word also for me my mum is with me always.

  • Vilaskumar December 26, 2010, 7:35 am

    It’s a good moral story for everybody.

    Just I am requesting to all people, please don’t misbehave with ur parents. Love them in the old age, that time will come to you. Don’t forget.

  • Jananis December 26, 2010, 4:19 am

    Such a great story… really a heart touching one……… awesome…

  • Cyprain lionel Dasco December 25, 2010, 6:21 am

    If eva there was a love so strong, I have seen it here. My mum does have 2 eyes, but this story makes me love her more even if she was blind with empty eye sockets. Love u mum.

  • Jaya December 20, 2010, 10:57 am

    Everyone should love their parents and proud of them to become an good citizen this is my message please don’t hate your parents.

  • Gillian Mei December 19, 2010, 3:36 am

    I very love the story, it made me cry… I love it so much.. I hope he did just understand the feeling of his mother…

  • Ashok December 14, 2010, 6:23 am

    Excellent moral..Letter to the son turned tears in my eyes. Brad, your views and explanation about the article is superb and definitely agree with you..

  • Barbie December 9, 2010, 1:51 pm

    It’s an awesome story and this story is about the generations of today.

  • Shankar November 27, 2010, 9:51 am

    This was a sad story….by reading this I got tears….I said thank to my mom……..She was not here….

  • Brad November 25, 2010, 9:48 am

    This story shows the power of belief! – The son believed his mother to be shameful, that she was ‘ marked’ and somehow less then perfect..her way of being, embarressed him and because he believed it..he only saw that things that supported his belief!! –
    The Mom also, believed that if she shared her sacrifice with him, too early..somehow it would take away from her duty & love as a mother…that she could not share this information with her son, face to face, even as a child or teen….and so, she allowed this painful reaction to isolate her and keep her from her family.

    Belief – it kept them both apart..both lonely…both disconnected. It made the son arrogrant, judgemental and full of anger..something I am sure he is inflicting on his own children, in various ways.
    The mom..spent years lonely…and perhaps very sad.

    The real gift of this amazing tale is to remind us, of how powerful our beliefs are…and to examine see how are we being either like the son or the mother.
    Using our keep us in a place…we really don’t want to be!!

    Love to all..

  • Dave November 24, 2010, 11:12 pm

    From one perspective this story has good morale values, but from my perspective this story angers me because I lost an eye through cancer so does this mean im a huge embarresment to my family?

  • November 11, 2010, 6:03 am

    To be frank! This is our fate!

  • Mallamma November 3, 2010, 7:26 am

    Nice, even my mother has one eye….. that doesn’t make any difference to me nor my family. We love her too much.

  • Kitu October 25, 2010, 5:28 am

    Very interesting and valuable story. Parents are always right whatever they have think for their children. Sometimes the children think its not good for me, but when the time passes, the children realise that, the think that our parents suggestions is right.

  • Phykidos October 24, 2010, 12:30 am

    Very interesting story. Why such guys behave like this I can’t understand.

  • Harshita October 22, 2010, 1:29 am

    It’s a very touching story. The story is showing the love of a mother on her kids…. whatever our parents do it is for the good of us, realize it…

  • Shiv October 21, 2010, 9:30 am

    Very touching story I started crying.

  • David October 21, 2010, 2:24 am

    Love your parents when they are with you, and dont feel after they passed away.

  • Shuvam October 17, 2010, 1:35 am

    Everything happens for reasons we should try to know them before it’s too late…..

  • Carmen September 21, 2010, 10:13 am

    Nice story

    BUT u shoudnt have treaten her like this.

  • Jatin Saini September 21, 2010, 9:51 am

    A very touchig story. I told this story in a story telling competition and I won the 1st prize.

  • Zara September 19, 2010, 7:52 am

    Nice story.

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