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A Mother's Sacrifice: A VERY TOUCHING STORY!

Discussion in 'Jokes' started by Tamildownunder, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. Tamildownunder

    Tamildownunder Bronze IL'ite

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    Editor's Note: Thank you Tamildownunder for sharing this touching story with us. Congratulations! it has been chosen as the best of forums. For viewership by a larger audience I have it as an article here.

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    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 good ness... 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!!!

    Then I cried for the person who lived for me... My Mother
    __________________
    "NEVER CRY FOR ANY RELATION IN LIFE

    BECAUSE FOR THE ONE WHOM YOU CRY

    DOES NOT DESERVE YOUR TEARS

    AND THE ONE WHO DESERVES

    WILL NEVER LET YOU CRY......... ........ "

    (Nanri: Amuda)
     
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  2. mithili

    mithili New IL'ite

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    am sorry cudnt stop crying at this news....watta a son to have ...my god it was better if ever human suffer his own deeds....mum dear to suffer all the set backs for no cause...damn...i hate...
     
  3. aishu22

    aishu22 Gold IL'ite

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    Dear TDU,
    WOW!!!!Such a wonderful story.Couldnt help tears peeping out of my eyes.

    Thank you for Posting
     
  4. Sriniketan

    Sriniketan IL Hall of Fame

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    We realise their greatness and presence only after we are old enough, which might be too late, also.Very touching, indeed!Sriniketan
     
  5. Tamildownunder

    Tamildownunder Bronze IL'ite

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    Thanks, mithili for reading the story and posting your response.
     
  6. rekhaprahalad

    rekhaprahalad New IL'ite

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    hi,

    We come across such incidence where even, some of / not all. the parents hate their childern with defects like being born dark etc, that is human mind set we are more worried about what others feel than what the child/ in this case mother is undergoing, That is the stark reality, frankly speaking I did'nt like it, Though the pictuire is nice. though it proves yet again that God cannot be everywhere, so he created mother.
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  7. Vysan

    Vysan Gold IL'ite

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    Dear TDU,

    Great story.... Very touching.... I can only feel sorry for the son.... What is the point in crying over spilled milk..... Thinking of the mom....... the taps get opened automatically...

    I am witnessing in real life situation these characters.....

    My salutations to these great souls who gave everything for their kids....

    Veda
     
  8. rajmiarun

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    Dear TDU,

    Once again all the Tamil proverbs prove to be true after reading the story.

    "KAKKAIKUM THAN KUNJU PON KUNJU"

    "PETHA MANASU PITHU, PILLAI MANASU KALLU".

    At one time or the other we all tend to forget that particular fact that God has made mothers as he cannot be everywhere. A very touching story. (I have read one similar when I was young in the children's magazine Gokulam. Where the boy was so ashamed of his burnt faced mother and when he realized it was because of him she got the burn scars he started loving her more and more)
     
  9. sudharsini

    sudharsini New IL'ite

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    Touching story.......to be read by all children who never realise the sacrifice their parents do for the sake of them.I feel very sorry for the son who didn't love his mother who who has done a great sacrifice for him.
    sudharsini
     
  10. preethi27

    preethi27 Senior IL'ite

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    Not able to control my tears. Really, no words to explain. Everyone should read this stroy & understand the family values. The picture is very beautiful.

    Preethi
     

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