Saturday, May 10, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

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 OFHERE! 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 re
union, I went to the old shack just out of
 curiosity.

My neighbours 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.

’

MORAL LESSON:

Always LOVE your parents. They are a blessing
to you.



NOTE:
We only have one mom, so love her, you will
come to cry when she's gone.
Rumi