Tuesday, August 04, 2009


My mom only had one eye. I hated her... she was such an embarrassment.
She cooked for students & 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
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!"

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."

If you don't then it shows you have no heart Always tell someone that you love
them because you never know what day will be their last, or your own.

Always seek to resolve your problems or disagreements with loved ones because if
either of you should pass on before, the one who is left alive will have the
rest of their life to ponder those unresolved feelings but will never find
closure. And closure usually brings peace...

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