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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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  • Alaghsiluke February 23, 2014, 12:57 pm

    It is a touching story to our hearts I liked it.

  • Mansoor February 23, 2014, 1:16 am

    Superb… almost made me cry!!! I love my mother too much ….

  • Job A.T. February 19, 2014, 5:58 am

    I love you mumma …. Sorry for anything wrong.

  • Jenny February 9, 2014, 2:14 am


  • Ivan February 6, 2014, 10:09 pm

    Great story and I really like the moral. Although I get mad at my mom I would never tell her to go die.

  • Lohit.k February 5, 2014, 5:37 am

    I love this story a lot.

  • Vishal Avinash February 5, 2014, 5:33 am

    Nice story. I loved a lot. Really heart touching. We can be proud of our mothers.

  • Dashita vadivel February 2, 2014, 11:48 pm

    Very touching and sad story almost want to cry.!

  • Nandini January 31, 2014, 9:02 am

    Love you so much Amma I can’t live without you…

  • Diksha sharma January 24, 2014, 11:05 am

    It is a very heart touching story. I really got inspired by it. I am just speechless. Truly an amazing story…

  • Vandana January 23, 2014, 11:33 am

    Yes, mother means love, kind, affectionate. Mother is a precious gift which is most valuable than gold that god has given us so we should also respect take care and love them so I love this wonderful story which touched my heart very deeply.

  • LLOYD January 16, 2014, 12:18 am

    Dear Mother:

    We always out you in shame, we always ignore your maternal guidance, we always keep our self right and your wrong. But in behalf of this you made us become stronger and still loving us. How could we return the love that you have been given to us? But I know even just to make our life better through studying hard and look for the better in the future, it’s enough for you to smile and say “I am lucky to have you my son”. So then Mom we’re very proud of you and we salute you for everything that you have given to us. The gift of Life and the gift of Love.

    With our love to you:

    Your son.

  • B...G... January 14, 2014, 9:13 am

    Great story but sad (I was crying reading the story).

  • Arifa January 4, 2014, 8:27 pm

    I can not control my tears

  • Syed waseem January 2, 2014, 2:45 pm

    Why did the child treat his mum like this? The mum was really a god.
    Mothers’ love can’t be second to any other thing in this world!
    I love my mom very much….. πŸ™‚

  • Yash December 27, 2013, 1:44 pm

    It was indeed a very touching story. I even told this story to few of my friends and everyone was touched.

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  • Mohamed Jafar December 26, 2013, 8:34 am

    Superb moral stories those who never respect their parents. This is the big lesson to everybody.

  • Mohamed Jafar December 26, 2013, 8:29 am

    So this sad story had beautiful moral in it so everybody have to respect their parents because our parents are next to God.

  • Reza December 18, 2013, 2:29 am

    I love all mother in world. That’s nice.

  • Vivienne December 13, 2013, 2:18 pm

    Powerful story I love it.

  • Haley December 7, 2013, 8:28 am

    Wow. Brought tears to my eyes.. Literally! He didn’t deserve a mother like that, people who think like that should be a shame. When things like that blowup in your face, it makes you a different person. I love my parents sooo much, and never take them for granted. I thank god for them, and pleased he has lead my life with them by my side. Thank you for this story, I love you mom and dad:)

  • Amruta Ajit Vavale December 1, 2013, 12:36 pm

    Really our mother is truly a great mom. This type of story I have not read in my whole life.

  • Gladys Datuin November 24, 2013, 6:25 pm

    I was so speechless while reading this for not noticing that tears rolling down my cheeks. If I will have a mother like her. I will be very thankful to God for giving me such a perfect mother. πŸ™

  • Saachi November 23, 2013, 12:40 pm

    It was a heart hurt story. A Grand Salute to the author.

  • Senthil Kumar November 21, 2013, 5:51 am

    Yes, really a heart touching story.. after reading this story I can not skip the page without writing any comments on this… parents are real living god..

  • Hiba November 19, 2013, 1:08 pm

    Our English teacher used this story for our homework. I cried a lot when I read it.

  • Anonymous November 10, 2013, 4:05 am

    Maybe the story should end with:
    I have never cried so hard in my life until today.

  • joshua November 6, 2013, 11:44 am

    In the end that letter of his mother makes me sad. The reason why that makes me sad because when that accident happened her son lost his eye when he was young.

    Then she sacrificed her eye then gave it to her son. This story gives me the heart warming moment. πŸ™‚

  • Sarita November 3, 2013, 7:49 pm

    The branch of a tree can’t live by detaching itself from the trunk. Mother is GREAT who can even sacrifice her life for a fresh morning to her son.

  • Sherlin October 12, 2013, 5:36 am

    On hearing this story, I will look after my mom properly.

  • Khushi September 25, 2013, 12:49 pm

    A cute and very touching story.

  • Charan September 23, 2013, 2:42 pm

    We all owe a lot of love back to our mothers. Don’t make yourself feel this when you can’t give her back.

  • Angel September 23, 2013, 9:20 am

    No words to say on this story. It’s really inspiring. THANK YOU.

  • Lea Mae September 22, 2013, 12:47 pm

    Mmm .. I was touched in the story about the mom who had only one eye. A true mother/father they do their best to make their children grow beautiful. A mother will sacrifice no matter what. She does it for her son because she can’t stand watching her son only had one eye …

  • Hnub Ci September 21, 2013, 9:41 pm

    Stay strong and always hope.

  • Hnub Ci September 21, 2013, 9:41 pm

    I am a PA and I know that eye transplants are not possible with today’s technology, but the moral of this story is just heart-shattering.

    I lost my father at the age of four, my mother at the age of eleven, and all eight of my siblings by the age of thirteen.

    I walked this world in depression for very many years. I prayed and prayed.

    Dear Mister, your mother loved you unconditionally;
    so did my mother to me.

  • Seshu September 20, 2013, 6:37 am

    Most beautiful, precious, caring person in our life is ‘Mother’.

  • Manp September 19, 2013, 1:31 pm

    While reading this story I didn’t know that tears was running down my cheek ;(

    I cried…I love u mother..I love u so much. I was not knowing the value of parents but now I do.. I am lucky that my loving dad and mom are still alive.. May God give them long life…

  • Sippy September 18, 2013, 7:02 am

    Love u my Mom…..U too did a lot more than this.

  • From Iran September 17, 2013, 7:37 am

    So sad. I won’t mistreat my mother anymore. You reminded me of all her works for me. Thank you.

  • Sangeethkumar September 11, 2013, 10:31 am

    Keep posting stories like this.

  • Sangeethkumar September 11, 2013, 10:30 am

    What a story! I got tears in my eyes… really a touching one….

  • Avnaz Nathaniel September 11, 2013, 3:57 am

    Mom, she had tears, tears of our life.

  • Vhergil R Jimenez September 9, 2013, 9:09 am

    Touching story… Lesson, love your mother, love your mother anything she has.. always show your love for them every minute every day..

  • Arthi September 8, 2013, 9:15 am

    This is a good story. I think the moral can be given as obedience is better than sacrifice.

  • Dhananjay September 7, 2013, 12:45 pm

    Eyes filled with tears… really heart touching.

  • Michael Morris September 6, 2013, 10:23 am

    Complete eye transplant surgery is still a dream… great story but it is not factual.

  • Tirana September 5, 2013, 7:08 pm

    This story was so touching. I feel so sad for his mother. He should be sad that his mum actually did that for him.

  • Himani Bansal September 2, 2013, 1:46 pm

    Very heart touching story..:(

    My parents mean a lot to me…but sometimes I hurt them… I wish I could support and love them till my last breath! Love you mom and dad!!!

  • Alex September 2, 2013, 12:09 pm

    Mothers care for us more than anything in the world….I wonder how we would be without our moms…..moms rule!

  • Rose Diez August 30, 2013, 9:17 pm

    I cried a lot after reading this…. I feel like my heart hurt so much….. I always love my mom but I can’t show my love to her when I’m beside her and now I’m far from her!

    I want to show my love to her… I ALWAYS LOVE YOU MOM even though I’m not at your side now… LOVE YOU MOM.. muah10x

  • Ravindra Negi August 30, 2013, 6:06 am

    Uncountable salute for all mothers love and million for writer & publisher this story (hurt touching story).

  • Zhaniya August 27, 2013, 1:27 am

    That’s cool.. I love this story!

    Zhaniya/from Iran πŸ™‚

  • Satvik August 13, 2013, 2:07 pm

    A heart touching story…. Love you mom… Sorry for all the mistakes..:(

  • Raaheeda August 6, 2013, 2:58 am

    I shed tears after reading this story. My comment is that, mother is a god which we are able to see. Please love your mother, one who always care for you no mater what. Love you mom.

  • Akshay August 4, 2013, 7:44 am

    This is a such a priceless story. As a son if a person doesn’t fulfill his parents’ needs then he should has to die…..

  • Venkat August 1, 2013, 12:48 pm

    We should love our parents.

  • Ayesha July 31, 2013, 6:23 am

    I never wanna lose my parents I just pray to God that He would take me first neither my parents.

  • Chindi July 30, 2013, 3:19 pm

    After reading I cried badly. Mom, I love you a lot!!!

  • Noren singh July 30, 2013, 9:04 am

    It really touched my heart & in fact these type of son\daughter are still there & I think this story will help them. Let’s grow up.

  • Rosanna July 30, 2013, 3:17 am

    I cried out to this story … :'(

  • Bharat Chadha July 29, 2013, 11:10 am

    Such a touching story!! I don’t know how people can do this to their parents!!

  • N.V Sai gangadhar July 27, 2013, 6:44 am

    It is a so emotional story. It taught me a lesson that always respect parents and never neglect them as they are the most precious thing in our life. Thank you.

  • Adam Ryan July 26, 2013, 6:31 pm

    When I was a small kid, only 3, I had a car crash and lost my small finger. My mom gave me hers even though they couldn’t make it functional she gave it to me to save the embarrassment of me having to grow up with only 9 fingers. My mom would work all day then drop my lunch into me on break. Kids would laugh that she had 9 fingers. But to me she was a Hero and I hugged her in front of everyone and people laughed at me but who cares I had only 1 friend that I knew was a true friend he never once laughed and he is dead now πŸ™ he died at only 27.

  • Akshat July 26, 2013, 11:06 am

    Very good story.

  • Shivangi Chaudhry July 24, 2013, 4:40 pm

    It is a very touching story. After reading the last part I had tears in my eyes, really mothers are great and no one in this world could match them or take their place …. love you mummma….

  • Susmitha Pasala July 23, 2013, 12:44 pm

    It is true love, no one can give except mothers.

  • UD July 19, 2013, 1:52 am

    What should I say πŸ™ speechless πŸ™

  • Daniel Kamaraj July 17, 2013, 8:24 pm

    No mother, No world.. Every one should respect their parents…Very touching story.

    Mothers are always mother and no one can be replaced..

  • James Chamberlain July 15, 2013, 8:06 pm

    We are a race of I’ll bred weaklings, lacking pride, honor, courage and all that makes us purely and supremely human.

  • Preity Pai July 12, 2013, 11:26 pm

    I Love my mother very much. After reading this story I cried a lot. It is a very touching story.

  • Sachusunny July 11, 2013, 1:10 pm

    It’s really heartstrings….I got tears in my eyes.

  • Marion ngigi July 9, 2013, 4:54 am

    I like the story, there are alot to learn.

  • Ajay July 5, 2013, 6:49 pm

    Oh!!! It’s really hard to control on my emotions…!!! Please do respect your parent’s as they are our real GOD….

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