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    One Eyed Mum

    On Mother’s Day, i decided to share my daughter a story that i received from FB and Whatssapp.  Being a drama queen myself and a little talent in acting, i told her the story with full of emotions.  I really act it out to make it real.. here how the story goes :


    There was a boy whose mother had only one eye.  He hated her because she felt it as an embarrassment.  His mother is a single mother, she cooked for students and teachers to support the family.

    He was so embarrassed when his mum came to his school to say hello to him.  How  could she do this to me?  he said, he ignored her, threw her a hateful look and  ran out. The next day at school one of his  classmates said, “eee, your  mom only has one eye!”.  

    After that event he  wanted his  mom to just disappear.  “If you’re  only gonna make me a laughing stock, why don’t you just die?” .. said the boy to his mother.

    Her  mother did not respond… he didn’t even stop to think for a second about what  he said, how hurt his mother was at that time.  He studied hard, got a chance to study abroad.  He then got married, he have everything he wanted, big house, kids on his own.  Well he is a successful man now.

    “What happened to his mother,? mummy”, chrissa asked.

    Well.. his mother misses her so much, she visited him and wanted to see her grandchildren.  But when she stood by the door, his children laughed at her.  He screamed at her, “how dare you come to my house and scare my children!! get out now!!.

    And to this, her  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 he lied to his wife that he was going on a business trip. After  the reunion, I went to the old shack just out of curiosity.

    His  neighbors said that her mother died, he did not shed a single tear.  They handed him a letter that she had wanted him 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.”


    I feel so accomplished after sharing her the story but my daughter said she can’t stop thinking about how bad the boy was to his mother.

    After few hours, “mummy, i cannot stop thinking about the mother, why she did not tell her son earlier..  her son will accepted her” asked my curious daughter.  I told her, sometimes a mother loves her child so much, she will let the secret be her own, or else the boy might feel guilty or sad.    The story had  affected her emotion, probably because the way i narrated and add drama to it had made it sound so real.

    “Mummy, the story is so sad .. i think the mother should have told her about the accident long before oh”..  I feel so desperate to make my daughter happy again.   “So true girl, the mother should have said “Give me back my eyes“!!  

    “Muuum! my girl look at me with surprise and we laughed.  The story might not have a happy ending but it is a wonderful lesson to every child how to appreciate their mothers.