Mother’s Sacrifice

My mom only had one eye. I hated her… she was such an embarrassment. My mom ran a small shop at a flea market. She collected little weeds and such to sell… anything for the money we needed she was such an embarrassment. There was this one day during elementary school.

I remember that it was field day, 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?!” and they taunted me.

I wished that my mom would just disappear from this world so I said to my mom, “Mom, why don’t you have the other eye?! You’re only going to make me a laughingstock. 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 think that 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, because I hated my one-eyed mom and our desperate poverty.

Then I studied really hard. I left my mother and came to Seoul and studied, and got accepted in the Seoul University with all the confidence I had. 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 someone unexpected came to see me “What?! Who’s this?!” It was my mother… Still with her one eye. It felt as if the whole sky was falling apart on me. My little girl ran away, scared of my mom’s eye.

And I asked her, “Who are you? I don’t know you!!” as if I tried to make that real. I screamed at her “How dare you come to my house and scare my daughter! 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. Thank goodness… 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. I lied to my wife saying that I was going on a business trip. 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.

She wrote:

My son,

I think my life has been long enough now. And… I won’t visit Seoul 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… 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 mother, I couldn’t stand watching you having to grow up with only one eye… so I gave you mine… I was so proud of my son that was seeing a whole new 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.’ I miss the times when you were still young around me.

I miss you so much. I love you. You mean the world to me.

My World Shattered.  I hated the person who only lived for me .   I cried for My Mother, I didn’t know of any way that will make up for my worst deeds…

Moral:  Never Ever hate anyone for their disabilities.  Never disrespect your parents, don’t ignore and under estimate their sacrifices.  They give us life, they raise us better than they had been, they give and keep trying to give better than they ever had.  They never wish unwell for their kids even in their wildest dreams.  They always try showing right path and being motivator.  Parents give up all for kids, forgive all mistakes made by kids.  There is no way to repay what they done for kids, all we can do is try giving what they need and it is just time, love and respect.

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'776' Thoughts on a Story

  1. I almost cried it was that sad…..

  2. Hi i love reading stories

  3. Parents are the greatest Gift from God . Please Love and Respect them.

  4. I loved my parents so much….
    they are the best person I have in this world, I will give to them the better life.
    I love you my Mother and Father, thank you so much……

  5. I really love this story, it is a lesson for the kids who disrespect their parents. thank you so much the story’s author.

  6. Really moralesric story .. it should be read by the children so that they know how many things that their parents sacrifice for themselves

  7. nice story everyone should respect their parents
    becoz they r the people who can do anything for their children

  8. Kosema sililo

    May 2, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    Thank you so much for the story, you make me cry n gave lesson for life. May God bless you.

  9. Disha Mohapatra

    May 3, 2018 at 6:08 am

    Its a thought.. Its a very nice story which the children would read and listen who leave their for their disabilities and for their old age.. They also leave them in the old age homes… But they should’nt do that.. Parents are the only people who care for us and can do anything for us. so we should respect them… I bless the person who has written such a nice story…

  10. 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 wat a cruel son.

  11. love my all family

  12. What a cruel son…. 😥😢😦😧😨😩😫

  13. I know it’s supposed to be a story of a mother’s love and sacrifice, but it’s not true.
    You cannot have whole eye transplants.
    Why can’t you use the old story from Reader’s Digest , 1964 of the boy who got new ears, and never knew til her death, that his own mother had given him her ears. Grafting on ears by plastic surgery is possible.

  14. it was soo sad story

  15. Mothers are special so respect ur mom. Believe that.

  16. It’s true mothers are really special, they sacrifices a lot….

  17. ravanamma thalaseela

    July 6, 2018 at 7:25 am

    IT IS A GREAT STORY FOR ME ,I WILL REMEBER THIS STORY UNTILL MY DEATH

  18. Heart touching story.

  19. awesome.. story this were given tears from my eyes.. really a god story
    respect the mom… thank you

  20. It happen with many mother

  21. Superb heart touching story i have selected this story for my english project what a emotional story it touched my heart love u 👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  22. omg…. so sad but the best story ever told… also respect your parent’s kids and everyone else, if they passed away or u will not get an another chance

  23. I love this story, it helped my daughter understand how important parents are in her life.👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾

  24. MOM U R REALLY IRREPLACABLE

  25. I didn’t know when tears dropped in my eyes. Children should always be told stories most especially the ones related to moral teachings.

  26. Sandunika Fernando

    November 26, 2018 at 8:26 am

    It is really interesting to read stories like this and get a moral for our lives.

  27. i miss my mom so much

  28. I love you mom

  29. I’m a grandfather today , but challenged with my relationship with my mother.
    This story hits home as far as i would go for my children and and my grandchild.
    somehow i have forgotten that my own mother feels and would do the same for me and my family.
    i’m truly sorry for the little things that have impeded me in appreciating my mother.
    thank you for the story.

  30. I love ❤😘 you mom

  31. mom is wow if you write mom on the page and turn it left you will see it is now wow!
    so i love you mom if someone don’t like you i hate him like my old friends

  32. i recently had my first child and 3 months after birth i went to see my mom, i felt like kneeling before her and tell her how sorry i was for all i put her through and that i get it now.

  33. Moms on earth are the biggest part of a human’s life. Infact neither animals nor plants can have presence without her

  34. Nice story keep writing.

  35. this a good story and about treat our mom right.

  36. I love you mom❤️❤️❤️

  37. I love you mom so so much you are my besties

  38. This story has made me cried out for me as a son’s model in a family and the mother’s true love. It is such an emotional and meaningful stories to anyone who still got their mom by side.

  39. This story really touched my heart. Let’s love our mothers how they love us

  40. This story really touched my heart…
    This story included a good moral for new generation society….. .

    Thanks to all………

  41. LIKE-WISE MANY SONS AND DAUGHTERS DO NOT UNDERSTAND
    THEIR PARENTS LOVE AND SACRIFICE

  42. stephanus shixwanda

    February 1, 2020 at 2:14 am

    moral story with leason

  43. Eji Nwachimereze

    February 5, 2020 at 7:11 pm

    The story is touching

  44. great christian story. Jesus gave us more than an eye.

  45. it is very emotional story that gives the sacrifice the one who is love her children more than herself

  46. Children should always respects and treasure our parents
    May our almighty god bless and protect our parents…I love my Mom and Daddy…
    May god grant them good health,happy and successful lives in Jesus Name.

  47. Rica Mae Eugenio

    April 8, 2020 at 9:38 am

    This story reminds us that we should love our Mother more than anyone else. Mother’ s love and sacrifice are unconditional.

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