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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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  • Isaac Nemurura February 25, 2013, 5:03 am

    My father passed on when I was five years old. I was brought up by a single mother who could neither read nor write. She did her best in life and compromised a lot for me to be a teacher today. Although I am teaching about 600km away from my home town, I have told my learners many times about her. I may not have at this stage done enough to appreciate her and this story is just a wake-up call for me. “Mom! you are my heroine. Only God knows how much Ilove you. Long Live!”

  • Himanshu February 24, 2013, 11:43 am

    It’s really very sad and touching story of my life. And yes, mom is the most beautiful and important thing in the world 🙂

  • Bad daughter February 23, 2013, 2:11 am

    I would give my eye for a mom like that. I grew up abused by mine. Finally I told her to go f-ck herself.

    Even though she is still alive, I pretend she is dead because she never forgave me when I was a teenager and said mean things to her out of anger. She never was there and abandoned me when I embarrassed her in public with what I wore and she didn’t love me for I was not normal for her standards.

    She also destroyed my relationship with distant relatives for her own sake of “attention” which she desperately seeks and has now attained full bloom since I told her off.

    And what a taboo to tell your mom she is wrong.

    I am a mom. My mom’s brain is inherited to me. I have her characteristics and her anger tantrums. I blow up and cry to myself sometimes. But I refuse to hit my kid, abuse him, or abandon him and then seek attention.

  • Dewone February 19, 2013, 7:20 am

    This story reminds me of my Mom…. She did everything for us. This is a very inspiring story. . . KUDOS to all the moms in the world…

  • Neha February 19, 2013, 7:11 am

    It’s very touching.. I have taken my parents for granted. I’m thoroughly very sorry for what I have done.

    This story has taught me my lesson ad from now on I will value and respect my parents more than ever.

  • Mageswaran.M February 14, 2013, 10:18 am

    It is a really heart touching story. Thanks to that mom.

  • Aunaith February 14, 2013, 7:50 am

    My mom is great… I love you mom……..

  • Zunaith February 14, 2013, 7:50 am

    No words to say…. My eyes are full of tears… My mom is great… I love you mom……

  • Rizi February 10, 2013, 1:23 pm

    Realy sad. Heart just gonna bursts in tears. But still very nice story.

  • Amy February 9, 2013, 12:39 am

    My mother and father divorced when I was a baby. They fought over me and I didn’t know who to pick. They went to court and my father won custody. He was an ok guy but I loved my mother. It is too late to switch now because they had both put soo much money and energy into this and I feel like I would betray my dad if I wanted to live with my mother. But I don’t want my mother to live without her first child for the rest of her life. I visit on weekends but that’s not enough. She never made me cry or feel bad. We barely argued. And when we did, she would yell at me and I would wait till it was over. I never got sad or angry or mad. I know she would just be frusturated so I would come over, hug her, and apologise. I would ask her if she was done and she would say yes. I love my mom.
    Most people won’t read this message because it is so far down the comment list but MOTHERS ARE AMAZING.
    For the people who say eye transplants are impossible, they are! IT IS ONLY A STORY! THAT DOES NOT MEAN IT IS REAL! Gosh, if an-almost-teen can figure it out, you can too!
    This moral made me cry for five min. Strait. It is a good moral and people should learn from it!
    GO MOTHERS!!!!!!!!

  • Jugal Shah February 8, 2013, 1:22 am

    Mom is GOD!!
    She iz the one who have brought you in this world and made you realise how beautiful the world is!
    And few stupid morons dont even respect their mom!
    Got no harsh words to tell them!
    Just a line to them!
    Respect your parents as the way you behave with your parents
    the same way your kids are going to behave with you!

  • Trixy February 4, 2013, 7:50 am

    Tears fall from my eyes..after read this touching story..

    It is a very nice story that made us to realize the importance of our parents and their unconditional love.. just like Jesus did on the cross..the greatest LOVE of all..!

  • Aashita February 1, 2013, 8:12 am

    It was such a nice story and seriously when I was reading it I cry…

  • Shreya January 31, 2013, 8:41 am

    I will never do this in my life

  • Lokesh January 27, 2013, 8:05 am

    I love my mom and dad so much. I got to know the value of my mother after I read this.

  • Lokesh January 27, 2013, 8:03 am

    I am going to say this in my school assembly.

  • Mikayla January 26, 2013, 9:57 pm

    This is so touching. I was crying.. We children don’t realize these things that our parents do for us. I always appreciate everything in my life. I never take anything for granted.

  • Bridetlin January 26, 2013, 3:45 am

    So sad story; as a child we should accept our family especially mom. Accept their difference in physical or whatever; if that what God gave you then learn to appreciate and be thankfull.. whatever you do to your mom somehow you feel it when you had a family in your own someday; it is a principle of sowing and reaping.

  • Deepak Menon January 25, 2013, 10:41 am

    Very touching…… story

    I wish these type of children don’t exist in this world…..

    And if they do….they need to be punished!!

  • Aung Pan Thu January 22, 2013, 12:03 pm

    The story took my breath away It also brought tears to my eyes:( There is no doubt that mum’s love is unique in this world…..

  • MUHAMMED ALTAF KHAN January 18, 2013, 6:30 am

    This is a very touching story, I have shared this with my kids. Parents are the most precious things given to humanity by Allah. We should respect them.

  • Kenneth Calvero January 16, 2013, 4:28 am

    It’s so sad because he didn’t know first the reason to why her mother had one eye :'(

  • Kichutom January 16, 2013, 3:45 am

    This story was really touching. I was in tears after reading it. Such people should be made to realise the love of a mother. If that fool would have come in front of me I would have kicked. I just hope every child understands the luve of mothers.

  • Vajashrava January 12, 2013, 12:38 am

    While the unconditional love that parents give to their children and the sacrifices they make for the well being of their children is one thing, I truly appreciate all those parents who adopt children and bring them up as their own!

    How much ever I think about it I am not able to convince myself that my love to an adopted child can’t match my love to my own biological child. God bless all those parents!

  • Ramya January 9, 2013, 9:57 am

    It is too good. Thanks.

  • Kirsty Kriesta January 9, 2013, 2:46 am

    The son was so selfish. The mum was so giving.

  • Shenba Srinivasan January 9, 2013, 2:29 am

    Ungrateful bastard! Wealth is best known by want. Parents are precious. Don’t ignore them since it is because of them you’re here in this world..

  • Mahesh Deep January 4, 2013, 8:38 pm

    It is such a heart touching story. The first time I read this story was in facebook.

    When I finished reading this story my tears fell down because the love for son by mom is beautiful. I think this is the best story which I have read in my life…

  • Eboni Scotland January 4, 2013, 8:26 pm

    People this isn’t sad- it’s disturbing.

    This man is a disgusting human being. As I was reading the story I was waiting to see “oh I begged my mom for forgiveness for being so cruel to her.” How could he be so petty? I couldn’t belive this at all. The mother was such a good hearted person to still find hope in her garbage son. I am just speechless.

    I’m glad you figured out that you are a monster and that you set such a good example to your kids. Congratulations.

  • Bhaskar January 4, 2013, 11:38 am

    Such a heart warming story. I think that the mother’s love for his son is limitless. It really has opened my eyes.

  • Sohni Kaur January 4, 2013, 1:01 am

    That’s why it is said, “Heaven lies at your Beloved Mothers feet.”
    I worship the ground my Parents walk on!

  • Kalsoom Brohi December 31, 2012, 7:49 am

    Very heart touching and sad story.

  • Satish Rangula December 30, 2012, 3:26 pm

    I used to scold my parents all the time but after this story … I had tears in my eyes .. I started crying literally .. I promise I will love my parents and I’ll make every thing possible in my life to make them happy even if takes all my life I’ll spend on them …..I’m sry mom and dad …I will never repeat my mistakes ….


  • Shabina Khan December 25, 2012, 3:15 am

    Really touching story. I love my parents.

  • Ta December 24, 2012, 6:53 am

    Ou, I cried so much.. 🙁

  • Maribel S. Arellano December 21, 2012, 12:48 am

    Great story. Jesus, our savior, has the same story. He came to save us from our sins but many of us received Him not. I pray that on the occasion of celebrating His Birth Anniversary, we will completely welcome and receive Him in our hearts as our Savior and King. I pray this in His mighty name, Amen

  • Loving December 20, 2012, 7:28 am

    We must never be embarrased of our parents, don’t matter how they look, we might never know why she was like that. Please enjoy your mom that you have her know later might be too late….

  • Charm December 19, 2012, 11:52 pm

    Nothing exceeds a mothers love in this world as well as God’s love. To all MOTHERS I salute you.♥♥♥

  • Anonymous December 19, 2012, 12:08 am

    I felt the same way as him, I always felt embarrased when my mom is around with me..After reading this story, it totally changed my feelings about my mom. I think the moral story is we should love and respect our parents no matter what.. We don’t even realize how lucky we are to have parents that thinks about us….

  • Githui December 18, 2012, 5:28 am

    I salute you mothers!

  • Juhi December 15, 2012, 12:12 pm

    Ultimate ..tears automatically dripping from the eyes.

  • Praveen Kumar December 15, 2012, 3:04 am

    I really got tears in my eyes when I read this story. I love my mother because she loves me a lot. After reading this, I am very much attached to my mother, I can’t stop my tears.

  • Wendy December 13, 2012, 8:20 am

    My son came home from school yesterday and tried to tell me the story but he couldn’t as he was crying so much. That made me cry too but we were laughing at ourselves at the same time. I didn’t really understand what he was trying to tell me so I looked up the story on line. His teacher had told the story in assembly and it has really affected my son. He is quite sensitive anyway but its a great way of reminding our kids how far we will go to protect and love them. Great message, thank you:)

  • Paulbii kenya December 10, 2012, 1:56 pm

    I wish this is fiction. Can’t fathom the hatred and humiliation that mother went before she died. “Oh Jesus give us a heart to luv our parents more than anything else.”

  • SHAHZAIB December 10, 2012, 1:52 pm

    There are hardly any words to express my heartfelt thanks. It’s a true moral based story. Mother is a golden gem in a family.

  • INDHU December 8, 2012, 3:50 am

    I like this story. A mother can have all the relationships like a friend, like a father, like a sister. I like my mother very much.

  • Lea Mae Ede December 7, 2012, 4:32 am

    I salute you Mom. After reading it, I felt like someone sliced my heart. I am about to cry.

  • Jerin. Lesley December 5, 2012, 12:46 pm

    Very, very touching story. Never ever hurt your mom. I will always love my mom! <3 :* :* :*

  • Geeta December 5, 2012, 7:17 am

    I am speechless…. I only have tears in my eyes….I’m blessed with such great parents……who are always ready to sacrifices anything for me…….

  • Akkash Ganga December 2, 2012, 6:52 am

    It was so touching and so sad.

  • Candy December 2, 2012, 2:00 am

    Loving yaaar 🙂

    Mommy are so special.

  • Ajay December 1, 2012, 11:12 am

    Love you Mummy and Papa

  • Ashwin M Upadhyaya December 1, 2012, 9:00 am

    I have not seen God but I surely have seen my “parents”. Thank you God for blessing me with such lovely parents.

  • Jonas November 30, 2012, 4:57 pm

    This BOY needs to get whipped real bad for having this type of attitude. I cannot tolerate children with bad attitudes. They need to learn RESPECT!

  • SUDESH November 30, 2012, 8:51 am

    Very, very sad story. I almost got tears in my eyes. It is a story that teaches a son to respect their parents.

  • Queen arfa November 29, 2012, 11:23 am

    I would never do this to my parents ever 🙁

    May God bless everyone

  • Judy Plunkett November 28, 2012, 4:17 am

    This story made me cry, I could feel what his mother felt and it still brings tears to my eyes when I think of this story or tell the story. People can’t believe it, the comments are usually Unreal or Tears.

  • Aretyu November 26, 2012, 8:06 am

    I hate that boy who acted too rudely and roughly to his mother. We should respect everyone and this story shows that respect for others is detoriating in the present society.

  • Naja November 25, 2012, 3:00 pm

    Nice story!!! I felt very sad that I felt to cry after reading this!!! The moral which I got is: mother is the best gift given by God!!!

  • Michael Angelo Eabella November 24, 2012, 12:05 pm

    I cried while reading the letter of his Mom -__-

  • Rashmi Rai November 23, 2012, 10:44 am

    No words to say to the unworthy son…

  • Jaimini Sharma November 23, 2012, 3:18 am

    Love u my sweet mom, I am always with u !

  • Mit Shah November 23, 2012, 2:34 am

    This is the best story I have ever heard in my life. This is the very touching inspirational story that make us realize that how much our parents love us. I will love my mother for my whole life.

  • Divya November 22, 2012, 11:38 am

    No words…seriously!!! Hats off to the moms in this world…truly the role models…!!! It is really very touching and saddening, too, to see such bastards of the society disrespecting their loving moms….

  • Anonymous November 21, 2012, 11:29 am

    This is sad.

  • Veeru November 17, 2012, 6:26 am

    Wow… This is a very good lesson for every child who shought at their parents and who hate their parents.


    The life we are enjoying is given by her with great pain when giving birth. Many people forgot this after they grown up.

  • Sai Manohar November 14, 2012, 11:12 pm

    Very heart touching story. It moved me very much.

  • Kanyango November 14, 2012, 4:15 pm

    Soo touching, can one really do that?

  • Ben November 13, 2012, 10:09 pm

    I wish I was the neighbour and come down to hammer hard on this ungrateful son & family for treating badly the wonderful self-sacrificing mother who asked for nothing in return. Will he repent? Will he cry at her grave & ask for forgiveness? There are really such people out there !

  • Jess November 10, 2012, 9:54 pm

    What a sad story…

  • Genevieve November 9, 2012, 9:02 am

    I miss my mother much.

  • Genevieve November 9, 2012, 8:58 am

    This story made me cry 🙁

  • Jenni November 8, 2012, 2:32 pm

    That was so sweet of her and how rude of him.

  • Anuj November 7, 2012, 5:20 am

    Very heart touching… reading this I am so emotional.

  • Anita . K November 5, 2012, 6:30 am

    Such a great mom, I love my mom always.

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