The Saddest Story. Always Respect Your Parents

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.

I also wanted my mom to just disappear.

I confronted her that day and said, ‘ If you’re only goanna 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 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.

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.

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