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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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  • Megha August 5, 2012, 7:20 am

    We should respect our mothers. I would like to tell all the children to at least respect their own parents who struggled for 9 months for bearing us.

  • Eam Ferraren August 4, 2012, 11:21 pm

    Somehow we often realize of our future, but we don’t realize about our parents in the future, we might say that “Mom, Dad if I grow up I would take you all over the world, I will build a large house that is like a palace and we will all live on it forever and ever.” But, as the time passes by we haven’t know that our parents wants us to fulfill that dream with them, we all don’t care about them until when the day comes that they will leave us alone we always recall the memories we had done with us and the misery of their love

  • Nyan August 3, 2012, 9:04 pm

    That’s a mother’s love. No one can be able to do this even his wife. He should be pround of having such a mother. But he didn’t understand his mother’s love. That’s so sad.

  • Cool guy August 3, 2012, 9:24 am

    That was a heart touching and sad story.

  • Cristina-Jaymee August 3, 2012, 2:21 am

    I really miss my mom. . .

    Love you mommy and daddy ♥♥♥

  • Tanvir August 2, 2012, 5:38 pm

    The story is too heavy………when I read I felt Everest on chest 🙁

  • Charles Chavula August 1, 2012, 2:10 am

    Very touching story, but mom knew how to forgive, she didn’t want to reveal that the eye was not his till the last minute, unfortunately he couldn’t reverse situation, too bad.

  • Nooruddin khan July 31, 2012, 6:35 am

    Awesome and heat touching ………….

  • Mary July 30, 2012, 9:30 pm

    I love u mom.

  • Maisuriya Sagar July 30, 2012, 12:01 am

    So sad

  • Santosh Kumari July 29, 2012, 4:00 am

    I like this story a lot. Thinking of mother only one thing comes to mind her dedication towards family without any expections and most of the hearts fill with tears as all mothers have a different stories which people does not even bother but to me for every one mom should be the ideal person in the world.

  • Hannah July 29, 2012, 1:27 am

    Yes. That’s true….. Shouting yo a mother who loved you very much. You’re making me Cry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a bad Son you are. You don’t even know what happened. You didn’t Even thank your mother because of the eye. I could have Spanked You.

  • Arghya July 28, 2012, 8:21 am

    I love my mama.

  • Gaurav Dubey July 28, 2012, 7:43 am

    It’s really such a sad story that no one can stop himself bursting in to tears. Our parents do a lot for us and it’s our duty to be proud to have them, we should not be embarrassed for any of their activity. Doesn’t matter what the world says about them because we are for our parents not for this unreal world.


  • G Varsha Singh July 27, 2012, 5:01 am

    It’s a very touching story….. Mom I Love U

  • Bendita Tabuena July 26, 2012, 2:58 am

    Oh my gosh !! This is so touching !! …. The right thing to do with that people who insult their mother is to die !! haha so brutal .. but I really like this story .. :[ this is so .. oh my gosh ! I can’t explain my feelings !!

    So please, to all people keep intouch w/ ur mother and father .. coz f u can see their doings .. u’ll just say “tnx 4 everything.. w/out u and also God, I would not be here ..”

    I luv u mom and dad .. I luv u ve……..ry much !!

  • Nooruddin khan July 26, 2012, 3:01 am

    Wow… awesome story. This shows the love and affection of our mothers on us. And one thing we came to know from this story is that mothers sacrifice everything we need and for which we even do not need… That is the true love of mothers.

    A mother’s love is always greater than the whole world’s love. A single mother can make hundred kids to be successful in their lives but those hundred successful kids don’t even want to see their moms’ face… that is the world.

  • Tshepiso July 25, 2012, 9:58 pm

    Really touching. Love u mom

  • MOHAN GUPTA July 25, 2012, 11:55 am

    This story resemble the true love of mother towards her children

  • Becca July 25, 2012, 5:30 am

    I don’t know what to say about this. It’s really a sad story. Mothers do all they can to make their kids happy.

    Children lets be careful of what we do. Some of these actions can kill.

  • Vdghv July 25, 2012, 2:58 am

    He should have died out of shame. I hate who forget his mother.

  • JiehaNajihah July 21, 2012, 4:03 am

    It is a wonderful and sad story. It almost made me cry. I was very touched when I read it, and I love it very much…

    Thanks to the writer for this such story.

  • Julian Nashiwara July 21, 2012, 3:14 am

    Love your mother and don’t embarrass her because she is very important to you…

  • SOLOMON July 19, 2012, 3:56 am

    Respect for parents is vital and paramount.

  • Khalid July 18, 2012, 2:04 am

    This is really heart touching and made me cry. Moms are awesome.

  • Raman July 17, 2012, 10:42 am

    Story is very nice, brought tears in my eyes. We should love our parents….

  • Nikesh Chelsea July 17, 2012, 7:50 am

    Mother–ever caring god…..The story was very nice but too sad to think of such a mom and his F****** son……

  • Nidhi July 17, 2012, 2:31 am

    I love you mom 🙂

  • Loulou July 16, 2012, 11:36 am

    I love my mom and dad the most in the world. Whoever reads this remember nobody loves u more than how ur mom and dad love u.

    They take care of u and sacrafice their life for u and when they’re gone there’s nobody that can take care of u and love u more than ur mom and dad. They’re pretty much all u can wish for.

  • Ritika Gupta July 16, 2012, 3:32 am

    Oh!!! That ungrateful child!! I love my mom so much that I can do anything for her, even death. Love you mom.

  • Eman July 15, 2012, 9:27 pm

    Nice story… Really many times we don’t value a person or things when they are with us but when we loose them then only we realise their value.

    My words fall short to describe our mothers and fathers. It’s just because of them we are on this beautiful planet.

  • Jana July 15, 2012, 4:11 am

    This story was really touching. I don’t speak lies. Like this, I also got scold my lovely father, I always be anger with my mother.

    When I read this story I love my parents. I promise from this day I love my parents.

  • Drish_12 July 13, 2012, 10:26 am

    I love this story. I first heard this story from our English instructor…

    The time we evaluated this story, we gave our opinion on what will happen next in this story..on what will the son do/did to his mother or what mother do/did to her son….

    And in the end I cry and some of my classmate cry also and give opinion on and hate the man in this story…. and I always remember this story. I’m not a perfect child, bad at the same time but not bad as the son in this story..

    Love our mother/parents whatever they are, physically, mentally or financial not give our wants in this world…. They are our parents so we need to love them……

  • Manjula July 13, 2012, 5:30 am

    Its very interesting and emotional story.
    I really love my mother……….

  • Adi July 11, 2012, 10:50 am

    This is a very touching story. It brought me into tears. I will always remember it and continue spreading this story and message through generations. I loved it!

  • Nithin .N Alexander July 10, 2012, 11:11 am

    This story is very touching. We should try to respect his\her mother and don’t tease her. We have to thank God for giving us such loving mothers.

  • Omar Fakhair July 7, 2012, 10:24 am

    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.

  • Sakshi July 7, 2012, 6:33 am

    Mom can do every thing for her child but a child can only be embarrassed when she gave to him her eye.

  • Mbaeri Samson July 6, 2012, 4:48 pm

    I wish I could see my mom totally blind, at least feel her presence but I was denied of that opportunity. Is like those that have mom doesn’t know the importance of mom, I live with a heart broke knowing that I grew up without a mothering care. Mom, I would have taken you around the world to show you how preciouse you are to me.

  • Mah Baby July 4, 2012, 1:26 pm

    I could only feel my tears rolling down my face. This is such a great story that could inspire a lot of people!!!

    I can’t keep on reading more stories on this site… 🙂

    This story keeps me up during work…

  • Ife Eru July 3, 2012, 12:00 pm

    What a rude son having your mother do that for u and u not even care when she died and she gave u her eye omg!!! She was the made fun of instead of u that could have been being while she did not care but she did.

  • Unnati Ghosh July 2, 2012, 4:28 am

    This story was heart touching. I have heard about this story quite sometime in school. May God bless all the children to respect their parents because they are a treasure.

  • Shama July 1, 2012, 8:38 am

    It is a really heart touching story. We should never do that type of recklessness toward our moms. Today, the life which we are leading happily on this earth was because our moms who gave us birth.

  • Gurjit Kaur July 1, 2012, 5:13 am

    Really sad, I am speechless….very touching.

  • Rini Banka June 30, 2012, 8:37 am

    This is a heart touching story…mother’s love is loves her child without any self interest..

  • Ms Jazz June 28, 2012, 9:28 pm

    This story makes me cry …. and it is very very touching story and hope that all the reader’s of this story must respect and treasure their mother w/ their love !!!!!

  • Jayendra June 27, 2012, 4:15 pm

    It is really a nice story. I can not express my feeling. I cried when I read this story. It is heart touching story.

  • Angel June 26, 2012, 10:05 am

    This story is so sad and heart touching … :'(

  • Sudha June 26, 2012, 8:20 am

    “MOTHER” is the best in the world.

  • Sunitha Yash June 24, 2012, 7:40 am

    It was a nice story, which touches the heart of everybody, and mom I love u a lot.

  • Attaullah June 23, 2012, 12:38 am

    If many realise the important of their parents through such stories then it’s great. Dear friends, parents are priceless. Love them. Don’t wait until it is your turn to become parents to realize the importance of parents.

  • Paul June 22, 2012, 5:51 am

    No words to say about that mother’s love, really I love this story.

  • Francis June 21, 2012, 6:52 am

    This story was so inspiring, our professor told us this story last time…

    The only thing that I wanna say to her son is to appreciate what his mother do to him and give it back from his mother… because no mother wants his/her childen to be disrespect.

  • Dr. Dustin June 20, 2012, 5:11 am

    It bought me in to a flood of tears.
    But if you saw the film in the end the son bursted out his tears on the letter.

  • Israel Subba June 19, 2012, 10:34 pm

    It was a really touching story and it sent a strong massange to the people who don’t respect to their parents….so love your parents and respect you mons and dads because where you stand at present is the product of your moms and dasd…always pray for your moms and dads……..

  • Soumya June 19, 2012, 8:35 am

    I was reading all the comments, 1 of them wrote that itz also the mistake of mother that she never told her child about her sacrifice but if she ever said the truth his son feels most embaressing but he should be coz his mother done alot for him she gvies her son a chane to live life not thinking about herself but wat he do in back such a cruel child but anyway i cried after reading this strory n the ones who don’t hav mother or parents i feel very sad for them if i were their friends i never let them to feel bad if i m still there:)

  • BingDG June 19, 2012, 3:10 am

    A mother is a patchwork of love and no one in the world can take place of a mother…Their love for their children emanates truly from deep within their hearts…that is genuine and true love.

    Thank you my dear Mama for everything and to all the mothers.

    I love this very heart warming story…

  • Supriya June 18, 2012, 3:37 pm

    This was really a heart touching story… friends please don’t underestimate the people by their physical appearance…

    First and most loving person for everyone in the world is mom…

    Never hurt your mom at any time…mom I love u so much… I miss u a lot….

  • Vasantha June 17, 2012, 4:58 am

    Very inspiring…. showing the true love of mothers.

  • Khan June 15, 2012, 9:54 am

    I love my mom because of this when I touched this embarrassing story I got tears in my eyes and fell into inconceivable.

  • Camilia June 14, 2012, 12:44 pm

    I burst into tears when I finished this story, it is very sad and heart touching.

  • ANUPRASH DUTTA June 14, 2012, 11:08 am

    Is a very touching story.

  • Reddy June 13, 2012, 6:59 am

    The kind of feeling that this story gives is more than one can explain.

    If at all this can happen to me, then I don’t see the need of my existence. Parents really care for us but we’re quick to forget. If I can do this to my parents, God forgive me in advance.

  • Hatif Hammad June 13, 2012, 1:55 am

    So nice and so good story! I just love it!!!

  • Eshal Fatima June 9, 2012, 6:27 am

    A very sad story. We should not do bad attitude to our parents. I am very angry from the boy.

  • Muslihudin June 8, 2012, 5:13 pm

    It’s a very touching story….
    I can’t stop crying when i read it…

  • Mona Zafar June 7, 2012, 11:15 am

    Really very sad and heart touching story…. 🙁

  • Biswadut Roy June 7, 2012, 1:31 am

    God gave me a great life to serve my parents, but one life is not enough. I pray to God the next few lives I am my mom’s child again. I love my mom than anyone.

  • Keerthi June 4, 2012, 11:48 am

    First time in my life, I cried. I will always appreciate my mom as a beautiful person. I swear.

  • Aabhas Agrawal June 3, 2012, 9:41 am

    This is a very nice story.

  • Hussain June 1, 2012, 5:39 pm

    Mom I love u so much. You are my best friend, my best shadow, my best teacher, and my lovely tender-hearted kind merciful mother. Don’t waste your time, go now and hug your mom before its to late…… Please everyone always take care of your own mother and NEVER ever make her shed a single tear. Always draw a smile on her face each second. Always obey her cause Allah (God) will love you if u do that. I miss you MOM…. i promise that i will become the person you wanted to be.

  • Vinay kumar June 1, 2012, 5:48 am


    There is no other way to thank mom to give you Birth.

    This type of story is much needed for teenagers like us.

  • Shikha June 1, 2012, 2:00 am

    This story is really a heart touching story.

  • Iris Quimbo May 31, 2012, 9:37 am

    It is a very nice and touching story. When somebody reads the story they realize the importance and the unconditional love that the mother give to his/her children and to us to realized that we should respect to our mother or parents whether they are normal or abnormal. We should accept who and what they are. Love them and fell them that we are proud to have them.

  • A Somebody! :) May 30, 2012, 8:57 am

    Aww!! Such a Sad and Heart touching Story! Dat Boy was soo Cruel! :'(
    Have to say, amazing message……..

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