05 May 2008

An unconditional mother's love

A very very heart-breaking story . . .

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 eye" I wanted to bury myself in shame. 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, and finally got a chance to go abroad to study. Then, I got married and I bought a house of my own. I had 3 kids. I was happy with my life, my kids and a comfortable job.

Then one day, my mother came to visit me. She hadn't seen me in years and she didn't even get to 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, "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 left.

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 I used to stay 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 went 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 gowing up.

You see........ when you were a little boy, you got into an accident, and you lost your eye.
As a mother, I couldn't bear watching you having to grow up with one eye, so I gave you mine.

I am so proud of you, my son, who is seeing a whole new world for me, in my place, with that eye."

With all my love to you,
mum

I am very touched after reading this story. Cherish those around you, love them unconditionally, because you never know what they are doing for you all these while.

4 Macro Voice(s):

Serene said...

yeah.. really touching..

Kritz said...

touching.. but that boy was seriously terrible.

anyway, thanks for visiting :D
about the linking thing... 150 rite?
i guess i'll help :D

so i'll link you as marc or what?

Miao said...

The story is so touching

icebreaker said...

btw, Marc, the mother's love story is so touching!