mom only had one eye. I hated her… She was such an embarrassment. She cooked
for students and teachers to support the family.
was this one day during elementary school where my mom came to say hello to me.
I was so embarrassed.
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
wanted to bury myself. I also wanted my mom to just disappear. I confronted her
that day and said,
you just die?”
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.
wanted to go out of that house, and have nothing to do with her. So I studied
real hard, got a chance to go abroad to study.
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.
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!!!”
to this, my mother quietly answered, “Oh, I’m so sorry. I may have gotten the
wrong address.” – and she disappeared out of sight.
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.
neighbors said that she died. I did not shed a single tear. They handed me a
letter that she had wanted me to have.
think of you all the time. I’m sorry that I came to your house and scared your
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.
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.
was so proud of my son who was seeing a whole new world for me, in my place,
with that eye.
all my love to you,