A True, sad story holding a lesson.....
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 and my mom came.I was so embarrassed. How could she do this to me?I threw her a hateful look and ran out.
The next day at school..."Your mom only has one eye?!?!"...eeeee said a friend.I wished my mom would just disappear from this world.So I said to my mom, "Mom... Why don't you have the other eye?! If you're only gonna make me a laughing stock, why don't you just die?!!!"
My mom did not respond...I guess I felt a little bad, but at the same time, it felt good to thinkthat I had said what I'd wanted to say all this time... Maybe it was because my mom hadn't punished me, but I didn't think that I had hurt her feelings very badly.
That night...I woke up, and went to the kitchen to get a glass of water.My mom was crying there, so quietly, as if she was afraid that she might wake me.I took a look at her, and then turned away.Because of the thing I had said to her earlier,there was something pinching at me in the corner of my heart.Even so, I hated my mother who was crying out of her one eye. So I told myself that I would grow up and become successful.
Then I studied real hard.I left my mother and went to Singapore to study.
Then, I got married.I bought a house of my own. Then I had kids, too... Now I'm living happily as a successful man.I like it here because it's a place that doesn't remind me of my mom.
This happiness was getting bigger and bigger, when...
What?! Who's this?! It was my mother...Still with her one eye. I felt as if the whole sky was falling apart on me.Even my children ran away, scared of my mom's eye.And I asked her, "Who are you?!" "I don't know you!!!" as if trying to make that real. 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.
Thank good ness... She doesn't recognize me. I was quite relieved.I told myself that I wasn't going to care, or think about this for the rest of my life.Then a wave of relief came upon me...
One day, a letter regarding a school reunion came to my house in Singapore.So, lying to my wife that I was going on a business trip, I went. After the reunion, I went down to the old shack,that I used to call a house... Just out of curiosity
There, I found my mother fallen on the cold ground.But I did not shed a single tear. She had a piece of paper in her hand....It was a letter to me.
"My son...I think my life has been long enough now... And... I wont visit Singapore anymore...But would it be too much to ask if I wanted you to come visit me once in a while? I miss you so much..And I was so glad when I heard you were coming for the reunion.But I decided not to go to the school.
For you...And I'm sorry that I only have one eye, and I was an embarrassment for you.
You see, when you were very little, you got into an accident, and lost your eye.As a mom, I couldn't stand watching you having to grow up with only oneeye... So I gave you mine...I was so proud of my son that was seeing a wholenew world for me, in my place, with that eye. I was never upset at you for anything you did..The couple times that you were angry with me.. I thought to myself, 'It's because he loves me..'
My son... Oh, my son... "
This message has a very deep meaning and is passed to remind people of thegoodness they have enjoy was because of others directly or indirectly. Pause a moment and consider your life!Be thankful of what you have today compared to many millions who do notlive their life as you do!