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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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  • Amanda July 5, 2013, 12:27 pm

    So sad. It is just a terrible thing that the boy was so mean to his mom. This was very sad for me to see how the boy tells his mom to go away because his mom only has one eye, because my mom teaches people with one, or no eyes. This made me cry. I wish I didn’t read this heart breaking story.

  • Kamali Saravanan July 2, 2013, 1:32 pm

    I love your story Stephen! It touched my heart. I really wish every mom on earth is like the one in the story and no one should have kid like that guy. Hope you continue posting awesome stories like this one. 🙂 🙂

  • Chi July 1, 2013, 11:40 am

    This story made me cry.. It also reminded me to think and care more and more for my mom, my family.

  • Abhijith July 1, 2013, 10:40 am

    Very Touching

  • Kim June 28, 2013, 11:08 pm

    That was such a sad story.

  • Aryn June 25, 2013, 8:22 am

    I cried when I was just about to read the letter… the story was a very sad and touching story.. :'(

  • Umanath June 24, 2013, 1:49 am

    Only a Mother can sacrifice anything for the sake of her child. Mother is the incarnation of God on earth as it is always the Mother who can forgive her child for any of his mistakes, deliberate or otherwise.

    Unfortunately, I lost my Mother when I was seven years old. I can just imagine how it feels to have a Mother who can do anything for me.

    Tears rolled donw my cheek after reading this story and felt very bad for the son’s behaviour.

  • Deepak Patil June 23, 2013, 11:39 pm

    Parents and children should love and respect each other.

  • Amy June 23, 2013, 10:57 pm

    This story should have been called “Nice Gets You Nowhere” as the mom did something nice for her son but all she got in return was total isolation from her son.

  • Bhuvan June 22, 2013, 5:04 am

    Very nice story and I learned from this story that “Mother is a very valuable gift from God.”

  • Iris Ann Jose June 18, 2013, 12:13 pm

    It’s a very sad story & now I realize how important our parents are & that we dnt give any importance or respect to them……..

  • Naina June 18, 2013, 3:38 am

    Mother can do anything for her child, really we can never give back to her.

  • Philamine June 18, 2013, 1:34 am

    Very touching story. Let it be a guiding light to everyone young and old.

  • Ankita June 15, 2013, 3:17 am

    Please worship your mom !!!

  • Sean Ball June 14, 2013, 4:50 pm

    Very touching. After I read this I gave my mother a great big hug to show my love!

    LOVE my mummy and step daddy.

  • Jay Sahni June 13, 2013, 8:17 pm

    I can’t stop these tears falling from my eyes. I love you mum, you could be away from me and you have not even seen your grandson yet. But I can tell you that you are in my heart each and every moment I would love you till the end of my life. And yes I am sending you the papers tomorrow first thing to come here and stay with us.
    Love you loads.

  • Jason yeoh June 11, 2013, 9:11 am

    It was a very touching story….

  • Lamya June 5, 2013, 3:31 pm

    Such a sad story. I like it.

  • Lucas Kano June 2, 2013, 3:53 am

    The love of the mum is greater than the depth of the sea and higher than the mountains. If I were mums son I already belted up that stupid folk.

  • Kelvin May 31, 2013, 12:26 pm

    This is such a touching story and this is exactly what is happening in the world today children are hating their parents. Come on people use this as an example you never knew what your mother went through to make you reach where you are or what was her experience in her early days. So people including myself respect and love and support your parents thats all they ask from us.

  • Maaz May 31, 2013, 3:09 am

    Heart touching story.

  • Damian May 30, 2013, 1:13 am

    It is a sad sad story, at first funny though.

  • Annu May 29, 2013, 7:09 am

    Such a nice story.

  • PAUL MADUBUKO May 27, 2013, 9:26 am

    Very sad touching and moral lesson

  • Mr.Murali May 26, 2013, 5:35 am


  • Cindy Khoo May 25, 2013, 3:52 am

    This story is touching and teach us may have to give thank to our parents…If not, you will be like the story’s “I” like this….Now, go to love your parent!!!

  • Suman May 23, 2013, 6:20 am

    This story brought me into tears. I want to know the author’s name.

  • Paul May 22, 2013, 3:01 pm

    It is a touching story, but why should him be ashamed of someone who gave birth to him.

  • Tobe May 20, 2013, 11:34 am

    I actually cried when I read this.

  • Siya May 20, 2013, 6:24 am

    This is a very heart touching story. I used it for my story telling competition and stood first. So thanks to this story. This is story is very very nice.

  • Anonymous May 18, 2013, 8:24 am

    I have no words to say so best of luck. I really cried……

  • Rohit pratap May 18, 2013, 4:38 am

    Really very sorry for that son in the story. I feel very sad just tears in eyes and no words to say.

  • Robin Singh May 16, 2013, 1:40 am

    I really loved my mom and this story is the best. When I read this story my tears falling like river waves.

  • Catherine Rose May 14, 2013, 2:51 pm

    Colossians 3:20-24 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
    Proverbs 1:8-9 ESV Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching, (9) for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck.
    Exodus 20:12 ESV “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.

    #If the son or the daughter will cry of tears, please expect that a mother will cry of blood!

  • Parul May 14, 2013, 9:21 am

    We should respect our parents because they are the only ones who do not expect anything back for their caring of us.

  • Alex May 13, 2013, 11:58 pm

    I cried =(

  • Mounika Chowdhary May 13, 2013, 10:35 am

    The story was sooooooo heart touching and good msg oriented. I love my mom & dad soooo much 🙂

  • Kashisii Athili Moses Shady May 12, 2013, 2:38 am

    I like this story. I love my mom…. How wonderful is my mom’s love!

  • Ade Samuel May 9, 2013, 5:48 pm

    What a touching story indeed. A mother or any of our parent deserve full respect. I appreciate the role of my mother concerning my life. I pity those without parents but still I thank God for having a mother.

  • Shrijana May 4, 2013, 1:07 am

    really heart touching….. I love my mom very much….

  • Prabhaharan.v May 2, 2013, 4:51 am

    Mother is an unvaluable gift from God. Nice story.

  • Ramanpreet Kaur May 1, 2013, 10:51 am

    I am still crying as I share it with my classmates and my teachers….

    I would like to tell that those who don’t have parents only they will tell the importance of parents that how much precious they are. They are a gift of God, please take care of them…..

  • Sagarkrishna May 1, 2013, 2:52 am

    My lecturer told me this and when I wanted it I got it thanks for that. I love my mom.

  • Aldrin April 29, 2013, 11:29 pm

    After reading this story, it makes me cry, I just remember how my parents loved me, it says in Exodus 20:12,, “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.”

    God smiles when we respect our parents!

  • Areej April 28, 2013, 1:47 pm

    This story was very depressing, I would never do that. Would you?

  • Vyshu April 26, 2013, 6:26 am

    Such a sad story… I feel that in this world the pure love is the only mothers love towards their children…. so friends take care of ur parents…. who are living gods to us…..

  • Shivam April 23, 2013, 10:12 am

    Mother is epitome of kindness and the shadow of god she does every possible sacrifice to keep her children happy but yet many do not even respect her.

    The people who do such shameful act should be ashamed of themselves.

  • Anastasia April 22, 2013, 9:34 am

    So touching….. 🙁 🙁

  • Wise one April 20, 2013, 11:41 am

    I think that you were just a child who didn’t know much. Much about your life or your mothers life. I think any decent mother would give her child a body part to make him/her fit in. I think thats what I would, and I also think you would do it too. I pity you, dear friend.

  • Apipudin Prajanegara April 16, 2013, 9:30 am

    I think if any person who have a chance to read this story, they will be able to understand how important we should make our mother to be happier while they are still living.

  • Sharin April 16, 2013, 6:48 am

    It’s really a sad story… I cried into tears. The boy was so cruel 2 his mother.

  • Dida Abbas April 13, 2013, 12:14 pm

    Ohhh I’m out of shedding tears now, really a quite touching story.

  • Airisha April 13, 2013, 3:00 am

    So sad ! I’m crying :'(

  • Phil April 10, 2013, 4:39 am

    Such a sad story yet educational.

  • Vimal Pranav April 9, 2013, 1:40 am

    This story proved that how great is our mom’s. We should always give respect to our parents.

  • Anonymous April 8, 2013, 5:19 am

    Very touching story always looking for stories like these to suggest to feature in a magazine.

  • Shahariya April 6, 2013, 5:15 pm

    That was so sad I almost cried. I hate that man who hated his mother, he is a little pice of shit. Message for boy I hope your dead!!!

  • OT March 30, 2013, 3:50 pm

    Is this a fake story? How could one be so mean to their mother? Why didn’t the mother say, “The reason why I have one eye is because of you!” Why didn’t she communicate this sooner? Or at least call him a mean brat or taught him not to behave so evil..

    If he does this to his mother I wonder how he treats other people.. Human nature is messed up man just watch the news. Ignorance, absence of communication.. I would cherish and shield my mother if she only had one eye.

  • Brian Ray March 29, 2013, 9:14 am

    This is really a soul-touching story… it brought an ocean of tears into my eyes… it must be narrated to every kid….

  • Hidden March 29, 2013, 5:48 am

    Such children should be punished.

  • Jessa March 26, 2013, 5:51 am

    I love my mom so much <3

  • Jessa March 26, 2013, 5:50 am

    I love all your stories. So inspiring 🙂

  • Aanchal Mehta March 22, 2013, 1:17 am

    Love u mom

  • Zulfiqar Ali March 17, 2013, 1:22 pm

    Mother is a gift of God and it is true though that the mother can suffer any pain for her child but in few cases children don’t care for their parents.

    In some cases when the father passes away, the mother has to care for the children all by herself and turn out the children never pay attention to the pain and hurdles she faced. Bitter but true and it goes on as it is the circle of nature or the modern world follow up…!

  • Prasurjya March 17, 2013, 8:42 am

    So heart touching…I am speechless..Love u Mom…love u Most…

  • Naina March 17, 2013, 5:33 am

    Such a good story. It really touched my heart. I love my parent always …. I hope this story taught everyone something to respects their parents.

  • Jay El Dahilog March 15, 2013, 5:49 pm

    The story can give you a very good reason why we shoulld love our mother.

  • Nivetha March 15, 2013, 11:55 am

    Lovely mother …. but he could not understand her love towards him.. so sad and touching….

  • Anna March 14, 2013, 12:06 pm

    That kid just plain rude to his mom.

  • Furies March 12, 2013, 9:24 am

    Very touching, I want to hug my Mother…. Love u momm.

  • Riza Del March 10, 2013, 5:21 am

    Oh! very touching story…

  • Darklady March 6, 2013, 11:49 am

    I can’t stop my crying.

  • K.hariharan March 4, 2013, 9:43 am

    Such a caring story. I wish everybody would take care of their parents when they are old.

  • DinaDeva February 28, 2013, 9:54 am

    Real mother in the world.

  • Andaru February 28, 2013, 1:52 am

    My god, if I were the son I would be very glad to have a mother like that.

    I would not be embarrassed to have a mother with only one eye, I would be really proud of her to give an eye to me.

    And if I were the son, I would say a million thanks to my mom and say as many sorry as I can.

    Thanks for Posting!

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