Sunday, May 30, 2010

The best mother in the world

My mom only had one eye. I hated her... she was such an embarrassment

She cooked for students & 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 embarrassed. 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
So 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...
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 to Singapore to study.

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 grandchildren

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 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 out of sight.

One day, a letter regarding a school reunion came to my house in Singapore

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

My neighbors said that she is died I did not shed a single tear."My dearest son, I think of you all the time. I'm sorry that I came to Singapore and scared your children

They handed me a letter that she had wanted me to have.
But I may not be able to even get out of bed to see you.

I was so glad when I heard you were coming for the reunion

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 my love to you.


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