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
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
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
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 there union, I went to the old shack just out of
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,
think of you all the time. I’m sorry that I came to your house and scared your
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
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,
Always LOVE your parents. They are a blessing to
We only have one mom, so love her, you will come to cry
when she's gone.