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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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  • Laura November 4, 2012, 2:50 pm

    If this is a true story then it is so sad and I feel awful for that poor woman, but I think its hard to believe! He would know if he had had an op and he would have had eye appointments through out his life, And when he left surely she would have told him as I would do anything to keep my son with me, If I am wrong sorry but its just hard to believe.

  • Subodh November 4, 2012, 1:25 am

    Very Touching Story

  • Abirame Gopinath November 3, 2012, 8:35 am

    Such an inspirational story. It touched my heart.

  • Srilekha October 31, 2012, 8:45 pm

    Very nice story, had a lot of meanings.. In this whole world only two members who give everything including their life are “parents”.. I want everyone to realize the value of parents … love my parents ..

  • Saumya October 30, 2012, 1:48 pm

    Really a wonderful and heart touching story.

  • Srijan October 28, 2012, 5:32 am

    I am really touched by the story, I think this story caused me to thank my mother.

  • Christina S Thomas October 27, 2012, 9:48 am

    Mothers are really jewels….

  • Dev mittal October 24, 2012, 4:06 pm

    I’m a student doing chartered accountant. My exams are just after some days! I was so depressed from my studies! That’s why I searched google and I started browsing this site!

    I’m a very emotional fool kinda person! This time I am feeling so much deep thinking abut life, parents and all. I can’t stop my crying, I read story and watch movies with heart! I’m really so much get affected and touched by this story and many others.

    Oh God! I can’t stop my tears! I know many people and friends can think about me after reading my comment. But I can’t make it ignore to share about my feelings to all of u. I just want to say .. friends — please read these stories by your heart and try to make them feel and see the characters in your eyes! I’m sure the next comment will be like my comment who will say that he/she can’t stop his/her tears! Thanx a lozzz!!

  • Karan rawat October 23, 2012, 12:14 pm

    It is really inspiring me…

  • Zishan October 22, 2012, 5:11 pm

    It is one of the finest stories I have read, I will really remember this story my whole life. I am crying not because her daughter but for her mother becoz how much pain she beared.


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  • Paone October 21, 2012, 1:31 pm

    So sad for the son in the story, most unlucky man.

    Parents are our visible God. My mom is my angel sent from above…. I will always love and respect my parents. Thank God for giving me a wonderful loving parents.

    I love u mom and dad.

  • Olayemi October 21, 2012, 8:59 am

    Great and inspirational…elaborating how invaluable mama is.

  • Shashank.S October 20, 2012, 10:35 am

    I can’t just take this as a story but also as a lesson for my life.

    I can’t imagine how a loving mom like this with a grumbling and short sighted child like this.

  • Revel October 20, 2012, 12:44 am

    So sadd. I think I need to strut being nice to my mom.

  • Grace October 19, 2012, 11:48 pm

    Look everybody, I see how we all know that the son does not deserve his mothers undeserved unconditional, unending love. But can you not see that this is the representation of mankind?

    Look at our history… not something to be proud of, mankind deserves to be wiped out, no matter how good we think we are, but God loves us anyway, he gave such a sacrifice, put his Son on the cross to die mocked, shamed, just so we wouldn’t have to.

    So all those nasty comments on the son you guys make, are they not insults to mankind as well? We don’t deserve to be loved, cared for, showered with favor, but we are anyway.

    Please let it be a lesson. The horrible son IS you and me, so love Jesus, He gave everything for us, He took the curse.

    So live without fear. Know life IS worth living for. Do not fear death, it’s just a stage to awesomeness for eternity (yes I said awesomeness, I’m not TOTALLY sappy) death has been conquered for you and me.

    I feel sorry for the son, for mankind, just know Gods sacrifice was not in vain, neither was the mother’s. I just pray the son will cherish his mothers kindness, cause she’s still watching him.

    In case of some freak accident that “the son” is reading this, know I don’t hate you, I’m not going to swear on you or anything, just promise it’s not too late, don’t sit, regretting everything you’ve done. The best thing you can do is embrace those memories of kindness, be happy, it’s what your mother would want, what she gave up is for you to be happy, don’t let her sacrifice cause you sorrow.

    You don’t deserve her love, yet it is given unconditionally (that goes to you too mankind).

    Live with happiness fellow peeps of awesomeness.


  • Sony October 19, 2012, 11:45 am

    It is a very touching story.

  • BARB October 16, 2012, 11:43 am

    A very touching story which made me cry. I love you my mom and the boy was very selfish which made her mother cry and I do not like that boy.

  • Angelli Salve Rabago October 16, 2012, 8:07 am

    Ohhhhh!!!! That was such a sad story !!!!!

    I’m lucky to have a beatiful and grateful mother…… I wish the boy realized it earlier before his mother died…..

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  • RINTU October 14, 2012, 12:36 am

    He must not be the biological son of that mother. Thats all!!

  • Amri Shanab October 13, 2012, 11:51 pm

    Wow!! Superb touching story.

  • Rashadk October 13, 2012, 12:31 pm

    Make me sad while reading this story.

    Small story with powerful theme..

  • Love Sharma October 10, 2012, 12:02 pm

    Awesome story. I just cried after reading this story. My mother is my heaven and I love her a lot. My parents are everything to me. Love you mom and dad.

  • Sakshi Takale October 9, 2012, 6:52 am

    We can get back our gone wealth but we cannot get our parents back so we should always respect, love and care for our parents……

  • Le October 4, 2012, 9:39 am

    It’s sad story. I can’t beleive my eyes when I read it. It’s lesson for all people who have parents. Thank you for your share.

  • Athreya October 4, 2012, 6:43 am

    Wonderful. Very nice. Keep posting such stories.

  • Norman October 4, 2012, 4:18 am

    Really a heart touching story!. Everyone should be proud of their mother.

  • Sam October 2, 2012, 7:33 pm

    Though I found the story late to read to my students in 2012, many of my students were touched. Many cried for those who lost their mother sometime ago, still others left my class with tears. A trully moving and sad story.

    I do love my mum and I will continue to do that untill we part. Thank you for this story.

  • Sharmi October 1, 2012, 8:32 pm

    This story is really a heart touching story. I love you mom.

  • S.kokila October 1, 2012, 8:21 pm

    I have no words after reading this story….really touching..remember that our parents do not expect money from us but they want true love…so spend time with them…. I love you mom and papa….

  • Aryaan September 30, 2012, 11:35 pm

    I burst into tears after going through this story…

    A real heart touching…

    May all Mothers are worshiped…they are Goddess of happiness…

  • Thejesh September 29, 2012, 8:39 am

    A very touching story. Very sad too. Very sad to hear from Agatha Lesthari.

  • Ann September 25, 2012, 5:35 pm

    Even if his mother doesn’t have the eye or eyes! He should not do that! Just a little respect to your mother ok! If you can’t respect her as a mom, respect her as a person! Grrr!!! You don’t deserve a love and to have a happy family!

  • Anchan September 20, 2012, 1:35 pm

    Story is so touching.

  • Kin Vice September 19, 2012, 12:21 pm

    Deeply touching story! Love you mom!

  • Sippy September 18, 2012, 11:17 am

    Great indeed.

    No body can replace Mother, especially my Mother for She is LOVE. Thanks for this wonderful story. God Bless you all.

  • Shivani September 16, 2012, 9:18 am

    Sooo touching

  • Jaan September 16, 2012, 2:37 am

    This is soooo touching! My eyes are filled with tears.

  • Pushpal September 15, 2012, 10:57 am

    This is the sadest story I ever heard in my life. My gosh so touching.

  • Grace September 14, 2012, 10:36 pm

    I was so touched I just kept crying, which almost never happens because I’m supposed to be the toughest of my family, but I always feel so much sadness inside, hoping people like that would change. I just pray that at least everyone will have some kindness in their hearts like the mother in the story. I’m even crying now and it’s almost embarrassing I just hope my siblings don’t see me like this.

    Thank you everyone who feel the way I do knowing parents give so much for you.

  • DIL-INDIA September 12, 2012, 11:25 pm

    Its inspiring and thought provoking story. May God Bless all who read and teach others accordingly.

  • Dude September 12, 2012, 10:29 am

    Wow! She really kept an eye out for her son!

  • Madhura September 12, 2012, 10:56 am

    I have no words to explain this story…but I just want to say that mother is like a God who always care for her child….

  • Bonquiqui September 11, 2012, 3:57 pm

    This is such an AMAZING story… very sad… touched my heart…

  • Carnell September 11, 2012, 11:21 am

    That is a very good story and I will use it for my storytelling project tomrrow. !

  • Unknown September 11, 2012, 11:20 am

    I loved that story it was very touching and inspirational !

  • Rupesh Pandey September 10, 2012, 12:06 am

    What a touching story. I cried.
    Today I will go home and hug my mom and say sorry to her for all the times I misbehaved with her.

  • Daniel Alemayehu September 9, 2012, 12:28 pm

    Dear colleagues,

    I read each and every part of the story along with the lesson to my sweet kids, relatives and to many friends. My kids have already started telling the story to their school friends. It is really a wonderful story and lesson. Nobody has to miss it!!! Please keep on sharing such valuable lesson!

    Daniel Alemayehu
    Dire Dawa

  • Steffi September 8, 2012, 11:26 am

    A very touching story….. I could not control my tears from falling….Hats off to all loving mommy’s out there… Love you mom…:-*

  • Santosh Korbu September 7, 2012, 3:19 am

    It’s an awesome stroy…once I came to know the climax of this story I started to cry by remembering my mother…she is my love…she did everything for me…for my education she didn’t even have her food and sold her all gold and didn’t even enjoy her life and when I was 12 years old my father got expired and she dedicated her entire life for me…

    Now I’m working for a one of the greatest IT company…it’s because of my mother…LOVE u mamma….miss u !!!

  • Anonymous September 2, 2012, 4:07 am

    This story is so sad..

  • Raven W. August 31, 2012, 9:05 am

    This story was very touching. Tears came to my eyes, I do not have children but, I will respect my parents more for this!

  • Mitze Gael August 30, 2012, 2:30 am

    I love the story.. it relates to my life. I have been a kind of boy in the story with my mom. I was so sad that time.

  • Rupendra August 29, 2012, 4:50 am

    It’s a heart tuching story . . . .:)

  • Mahendra August 29, 2012, 1:12 am

    Love u mom, sorry.

  • Routan August 28, 2012, 9:39 pm

    This is a very touchable story that reminds me how i have treated my mom like this in other ways. Thank you for sharing this story,

    I could realized how valuable my mom is when i finished reading this story, I hold for a second and think that from now on i will love my mom for the rest of my life

  • Fairy August 28, 2012, 2:34 am

    We need to respect our mum

  • Vidhi August 27, 2012, 7:42 am

    A very touching and sad story………….indeed all MOMS r GR8

  • CHY August 27, 2012, 5:07 am

    A mum ‘s choice is always including her children’s need. Sometimes, their children don’t understand their mother, but the mother always think of their children. That’s a pity.

  • Kalpana August 27, 2012, 4:44 am

    It is a very sad and very heart touching story.

  • Mayank August 25, 2012, 3:08 am

    Oh! This story is heart-touching……. it is for people who hate their parents.

  • Sandhya and Firdos August 24, 2012, 3:16 am

    We are fully moved. Actually no words to speak. Mother is God at least who are not aware of Mother’s love please make it a point to read this story. Love you mom…

  • Geeta Reddy August 24, 2012, 12:52 am

    Very heart touching story….. πŸ™ idiot son… I think now he realized the value of his mother. Actually his mother would have told that story before she dies.

  • NARENDER August 23, 2012, 4:25 am

    Hats of to all the mothers

  • Jaezel August 22, 2012, 2:14 pm

    We never realise the importance of our parents until the time we are no longer living with them and what a jerk how can someone do this to his mother! You don’t deserve to have a mother!

  • Mahbub August 21, 2012, 9:36 am

    MIND BLOWING STORY. You have opened the eyes of many sons through the story. May Allah bless you.

  • Irik August 21, 2012, 4:23 am

    Such a sad story. If someone says that your mother ugly or anything, don’t care about them. If u care about them, when you’re old u never be in heaven instead of being in the flaming depts of hell!!!

  • ManjuWilson August 18, 2012, 1:28 pm

    Really a heart touching story. I am unable to control my tears. God bless every mother. Hats off to our mothers and their unconditional love.

  • Yukta August 18, 2012, 8:22 am

    I really feel bad for that mother, othervise it was a very nice story.

  • SIMRAN BHIMNANI August 12, 2012, 11:17 am

    This story is damn emotional… I loved the story…
    Even I used it in story telling competition…
    This story made me the best story teller of the class.

  • Darem Morado August 10, 2012, 6:48 am

    Owww….so touching….

  • K S Rao August 10, 2012, 1:37 am

    What a shameless, heartless and foolish son!!! Respect your mother however she may be. You are what you are because of your parents.

  • Hemant August 9, 2012, 5:24 am

    Very nice story. Every one should take care of their parents first.

  • Ahlam August 6, 2012, 11:16 am

    SOOOOO sad I <3 u mom.

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