Saturday, July 16, 2016

My mom only had one eye

Is the title of today's inspirational message

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
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!
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
With all my love to you,
Your mother.”

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