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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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  • Navneet May 28, 2012, 1:26 pm

    I think we must respect our parents… parents always wanna see their kids happy… but I think we don’t even think about this as usual we commit lots of mistakes that hurt them a lot… so it is time to change ourselves… this story touched me a lot!!

  • Rajesh May 28, 2012, 12:42 pm

    Heart touching story, good moral.
    It’s real good story

  • Gayathri Suvarna May 27, 2012, 4:59 am

    Ohh…!!! This is a great heart touching story and also very sad… I hate that guy.. really made me cry… Mom is God gift.. I love you mom very very much…!

  • Akanksha May 23, 2012, 5:41 am

    It’s really a heart touching story. I wish every child shud get a mother like her. And no mother should get a son like him.

  • Geoffrey Byamukama May 21, 2012, 5:58 am

    Chidren prefer pride than looking at the care and sacrifice from their parents.

  • Afolabi Taiwo Seun May 20, 2012, 4:09 pm

    My mummy sacrificed all she had for five of us to have this breath and even if she stinks, nothing dear separated us, she is all I got after God.

  • Sunil May 19, 2012, 7:26 am

    This is just a story, I can’t think the life of a kid without mom, and i am sure no kid in this universe would ever hate his/her mother.

  • Peanat BAtter May 16, 2012, 7:47 am

    Ohh… very touching story. I cried and when my mom asked, I hugged her.. ohh…! I love this story..

  • Eloise May 16, 2012, 5:21 am

    It’s really sad and I hope to all the children out there who do not appreciate about their parents’ gifts for them …

    I am not going to force you if you don’t even want to I just want you to give a better trusting love to your parents because all they even gave up is just because the love for you.

  • Loenile May 13, 2012, 9:50 pm

    Love your mothers, tell them you love them.

  • Hanima May 13, 2012, 12:01 pm

    This story makes me cry.

  • Bernard Femi May 13, 2012, 10:01 am

    What a motherly love; a love that knows no limit, a perfect imitation of Christ. May God grant me the same grace, the grace to love and to love freely.

  • John Mark May 13, 2012, 7:49 am

    huhuhuhu… it’s so sad story.. I was really touched. I had almost tears in my eyes.. huhuhuuhu I love you mother….

  • Marianne May 9, 2012, 10:37 am

    This story was such a very sad story… I love my mom more and I really appreciate her hard work… and sacrifices for us…love u mom

  • Faisal kamran May 8, 2012, 2:36 pm

    Just got 2 say that never be rude to ur mums………. love u mom <3

  • tanvi kapur May 4, 2012, 9:55 am

    very touching n sad write up 🙁

  • Christine M. Hosie May 3, 2012, 8:50 pm

    From what I understand after checking online there is no such thing as an eye transplant. Its easy to understand how people are swayed by stories even if the basis of the story is not truth. It would be better if the story were about something that could really happen and didn’t tear tears out of your eyes for nothing.. If anything the idea of a mothers sacrifice would have been fine but this is fiction and deceptive to innocent readers that haven’t thought about if it were really possible to do an eye transplant. We are beings of feelings and peple like to play with our feelings this should be a lesson on how to not be a victim of someone elses games in life. . Arm yourselves with truth make knowledgable responses. Be sober thinking God will bless you.

  • Luigi May 3, 2012, 3:09 am

    So touching.. and true…

  • Tirupathi April 30, 2012, 8:17 am

    It was a very sad syory. I got tears in my eyes.

  • Micah Igogo April 28, 2012, 4:38 pm

    Only these tears rolling down my cheeks can explain how he felt after reading the mother’s letter.

    It’s so touching and soul-piercing. There’s nothing like a mother’s love, no matter how she looks.

  • Lito Sanchez April 27, 2012, 7:46 pm

    My beloved mother just passed away 8 months ago – everything was so fresh and vivid to me with all of her guidance, care, compassion and eternal love to us – I live every day of life reminded of her great sacrifices and love to me – This story reminds me of how tangible our mother’s love to us children. . .lets us not give our mothers – the reason to cry and be lonely – all thier doings are all for our sake! I envy you still have your mother around – love them more than the impossibilities. . .Nanay Dely – you will here in my heart forever! i love you. . .

  • Rafi April 27, 2012, 3:42 am

    Please children, take care of your parents, no one is love more than parents without asking anything.

  • Shakil Ahmed April 25, 2012, 4:28 pm

    Life is to short and you never see anyone like your mother. Mother I love you.

  • Mangrak April 24, 2012, 9:48 pm

    Oh my mother and my tears!

  • Janz_kaye April 24, 2012, 2:37 am

    I couldn’t believe that through this story I staggered as I stand and cried for a second… I was very touched with this story that really thought how really parents love their children. I am stubborn as a person and it helps me to recognize what my parents have done to me.

  • Wycliffe April 22, 2012, 2:36 pm

    The greatest punishment is to live with such guilty knowing you got no opportunity to apologize to her.

  • Ash April 20, 2012, 10:27 am

    Such a Touching Story 🙁 🙁 🙁

  • Sruthy April 20, 2012, 1:49 am

    A story having a special power to penetrate to our mind. Love from parents is like an ocean which has no end. Let’s keep it in mind that each of the moment with them is precious and give whatever we can give to them. The LOVE and CARE our parents are giving can not be replaced with anything. Let’s LOVE our parents from the heart………

  • Sreekutty April 19, 2012, 11:12 pm

    Having such a wonderful mom who is even ready to sacrifice her happiness for her children is the most valuable boon.

  • JAGGU April 18, 2012, 6:02 am

    If Love should be made between humanbeings

    Stop loveing Things And Start Loveing Humanbeings…….

  • YaBoiiClark April 17, 2012, 8:58 pm

    Shame on this guy. My mom showed me this. I guess she’s giving me a message here.

  • Dib Daveede April 14, 2012, 9:36 pm

    I was at the office and browsing when I found this site. After reading this story, my friend was wondering why I was crying. I love this story.

  • Imroatu Sholihat April 14, 2012, 9:28 pm

    So sad. I cry when I read it.

  • Yego April 13, 2012, 8:17 pm

    Wonderful story. Made me think of my mom a lot who passed away when I was 7. Love and miss you mom!!!

  • Ghanishtha April 12, 2012, 9:53 am

    No one ever can realize a mother’s sacrifice. It’s just a superb story making us aware of the sacrifices that our mother makes for us.

  • Vimbai April 12, 2012, 6:58 am

    Touched! To those who have parents who are alive, it’s never too late to share them love guys, for those who have none to show, someone even a stranger how much you appreciate them.

  • Lito Sanchez April 9, 2012, 5:53 pm

    I got the best mother in the world (my beloved Nanay Dely Sanchez), she passed away 7 months ago because of heart congestive failure. This story remindes me of her. Her love and sacrifices brought me here to appreciate life and love… Lucky those who still have their mothers around… love them with all of your heart while you still have the time… Our mother is our angel beyond compare…

  • GANESH K April 9, 2012, 10:52 am

    I just read one of the best heart touching stories in my life. In my case, my mom has given her whole life for me… sure, I will take care of my mom..

  • Jordan April 5, 2012, 6:30 pm

    To all the kids out there, think of what you have got. Love your parents forever. Don’t act like this person. Love what you have got, some of us don’t have those things.

  • Revs April 3, 2012, 4:06 am

    Nice story…. I love and respect my parents..

  • Aztecdude April 2, 2012, 1:06 am

    I still remember when my mom had me in her arms even though I wasn’t a baby anymore. I still remember how poor we were and mom not eating so I could eat. I still remember mom chasing me to scold me or tell me off; make me see my mistakes. I still remember mom not giving me permission to certain invitations and later knowing I could have been in trouble. I stil and will always remember mom’s unconditional love and care. Thank you mom!

  • Nurul April 1, 2012, 5:35 am

    If I were the mother, I would stab a fork at the son’s eyes..so both of them become blind

  • Vipul Adarsh April 1, 2012, 1:22 am

    Very heart touching story.

  • Sourav March 31, 2012, 8:38 am

    A sad story… I love you mom.

  • Bishal Shaw March 31, 2012, 12:56 am

    A really sad & touching storie. Love your mom and never heart her.

  • Anonymous March 30, 2012, 8:03 am

    Very touching story. That boy must be real guilty for what he did.

    Every mom sacrifices for their children, but the children in turn are at some point of time ashamed of thier own parents, they show direspect, shouts at them for not understanding small things, they forget that they are the ones after God who holds them back in their bad times.

  • Kunal March 25, 2012, 3:56 am

    This is really a sad and heart touching story…. I will pray to god that no one mother should be treated like this. Our parents always sacrifices for us and we don’t assess (value) their sacrifices. This stories teach us to respect our parents in any condition.

    We should always respect our parents.

  • Jacqui March 24, 2012, 8:38 pm

    This story is so sad. It made me realize how not knowing the truth, or not listening to it, can make a huge impact on how you live your life. My parents are people I will cherish for the rest of my life.

  • Wajeeha Haider March 22, 2012, 5:01 am

    This story give us an information and facts about mother that mother is the only one who cares for her child.

  • Melz March 21, 2012, 10:09 am

    It was a nice story and very touching… I realize some thing that our parents do everything to make us happy and do everything to make our life perfect.. And i treasure them as i treasure my self because with out them we are nothing in this world… i love you mom and dad… i was thankful to God that i have them… <3

  • Vanshika March 16, 2012, 8:53 am

    I was sad to read the story but I cried when I read the comments.

  • Manish March 15, 2012, 11:58 am

    Sorry, I am unable to say anything because I got tears and can’t stop. Please love your MOM.

  • Gobert March 13, 2012, 10:23 am

    This is a very sad story. Shame on the kid. Accept your family for who they are. God has made them that way for a reason. Idiot for not accepting his mother and now she is dead. Great story though. Shared it with the whole family. Thank God i still have my mother.

  • shekhar March 13, 2012, 5:18 am

    I im very emotional after reading this. How anyone can be like that. Really I respect the word MOTHER very much and more than GOD.

    thanks for sharing such a story.
    ++100000 for you

  • Lilia D. Gahi March 13, 2012, 5:01 am

    Such a sad story, with a such good lesson. Well I can not completelly blame the son for his actions. The mother never opened her mouth to explain to the little child about her love and sacrifice. Yet she never touth him to love and be loved. I think this story also shows the weakness of today’s generation; lack of appriciating family values, brocken homes etc. And we can not give our children unconditional love. We have to give them good upbringing not only good education. In this story there was no good comunication between mother and her son. Children has to be touth what is good and bad, to recognise what is wrong and what is right and so on and so forth.

  • Vikram Jain March 7, 2012, 12:42 am

    That’s why we say FAMILY means FATHER AND MOTHER. I LOVE YOU.

  • Anusha March 5, 2012, 1:13 pm

    Never look at the outer appearance, just try yo understand the hearts and mingle with the people.

  • Solomon March 5, 2012, 2:53 am

    Wow this story touched alot and it is a kind of story that is supose to tell to youth about their parents. I love it.

  • Vimala Surjeeth March 2, 2012, 11:01 am

    I was looking for stories for a mother’s day program and found this touching story. So I got the Balvikas students to act out this story as a drama play. Every one who came for the Mother’s Day program had tears.

    “NEVER LET YOUR PARENTS SHADE TEARS OVER YOU”

  • Noorahmed Abdulla February 28, 2012, 8:36 pm

    May god protect us from becoming such ignorant hard hearted people. Under mothers feet lies heaven, that’s why god says make your parents happy and to achieve their happiness is what we should try to do and make them happy of us as it is our role as their children, may god shine his light and his book in our way and guide us to the right way.

  • Aqli February 27, 2012, 11:55 pm

    I’m Indonsian
    I see there is no thing could change our mothers’ love.
    and it’s really touch story, even it’s hard to find that story will be happen in real life. but, as long as a kind of fiction could make our children better, it’s also need to be shared with them.

  • Julia February 27, 2012, 9:31 am

    First of all, I want to say that this is the most touching story I have ever read in my whole entire life!

    Before you hate someone that has disabilities, look at their HEART not their appearance! Just like the mother in the story she only had one eye but she SACRIFICED for her only child, her only son. maybe it’s true that she only had one eye but she is a really kind mum.

    Before I read this story I was really shocked of the title and the first five words that came out in my head was,”I bet she’s so ugly.” but when I read the whole story………….
    I just thought that no matter what the person’s appearance is, they are still human being that needs……..RESPECT!!!

  • Shinaigo February 27, 2012, 6:45 am

    Any person who cannot appreciate his parents, doesn’t deserve anybody’s love. I just pray that God will forgive him.

  • Nellih Obi February 27, 2012, 6:01 am

    How sad, that guy deserves no respect or anyting at all.

  • Precilla February 27, 2012, 5:30 am

    Yes, mother’s love is really great.

  • Ani February 26, 2012, 11:48 pm

    I cry when i read this article… i

  • Wenelyn February 26, 2012, 10:20 pm

    I was so touched..so inspiring!

  • Ben February 26, 2012, 1:12 pm

    This story is realy touching and it reminds me of da love that Jesus showed us but we still want 2 please ourselves with dis world just like that man.

  • Sugar Jalipa Darkouch February 26, 2012, 6:06 am

    children should not be embarrassed by moms just coz dey are disable they should even be proud that they were born!!

    Reaction: Touched 🙁

  • Natalie February 21, 2012, 1:28 am

    What a story!! I don’t cry very easily and this brought me to tears! I never really grasp how much I love my mom, or my dad for that matter, and how important she is to me until I hear a story like this! If that were to happen to me, my mom would have done the same thing! My parents do so much for me and I am very lucky that I was adopted into a lovely, caring, Christian home! I should tell God and my parents I love them more often!

    Thank you mom for loving me (even when I’m a pain) and for always caring for me! Thanks for always being there, to listen, and to pray for me, you are such a great mom, friend, and Godly example! I thank God that he put you in my life!!! 😀

  • Jervic Reyes February 18, 2012, 10:16 am

    Really touching story… made me realize more the meaning of my parents to me.. I just hope this won’t happen to anyone.

  • Crystal February 15, 2012, 7:45 am

    Gawd i am speechless! How could the son be so jerk?
    :/

  • Bright February 10, 2012, 10:31 am

    You all are base on eye, eye and eye. Pls view this story in another perspective and drop the eye stuff. For the very fact that he is born and never aborted, he ought to luv his mum so dearly cos even with an eye he can achieve his greatness just as he did.
    Such persons are not worthy to live, they should follow suit after the mum’s demise. I thank God for my parents, so caring and luvly, i wonder what i would had been without my parents by me.Though all parents are not kind to their very children but we got responsibilty to luv and cherish them for us to live long. This story is so pathetic!

  • Cosy February 8, 2012, 7:33 am

    What a good mother. I’ve always loved my parents because they’ve showed me love and care all throughout my life. That is why I pray I don’t see anything in life that will make me disrespect their look or person no matter what.

  • Godwin Chukwudi February 6, 2012, 6:30 am

    If these stories ever happened, then the child is such a fool that is not contented and proud of d things he has no matter d condition!

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