My Mother 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 cooked for students & teachers to support the family,she was such an embarrassment.
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 mother remained silent…
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 her house..
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.
One day, a letter regarding a school reunion came to my house.
After the reunion, I went to the old shack just out of curiosity.
My neighbors said that my mother had died.
I did not shed a single tear.
They handed me a letter that she had wanted me to have…
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.
With my love to you..
May Allah (swt) grant jannah to all the self-sacrificing mothers in this world, ameen.
A mother’s love is never ending, but is always taken for granted don’t you think my friends?
Subhanallah its amazing cause what if the womb we were in as a babies got knocked slightly,say our mother had an accident and slipped,we would Allah forbid come out deformed right?
Its amazing how mothers take such good care of their child.The 9 months a mother goes through,the child could never ever repay her back.
How can we not love her ? After all she done so much for us
How do you feel about your mother?
Cant be botherd with her?
How much does the love of a mother cost?
Would You Sacrifice For her?
Do we really love her?
Will we look after her before she passes away?
Brothers and sisters these are not hard questions.
We Gotta love our mother no matter what
Are we one of them?
Advice: Dont Aband your parents, after all they are our parents, they’ve done soo much for us
Allah (Glory and Greatness be to Him) says in Hadith al-Qudsi: I swear by My Glory and power that if a (child who is) disobedient to his parents comes to me with all the good deeds of all the prophets, I will not accept them from him.
Such a powerful PROMISE by Allah notice the ‘I swear by My Glory’!
Brothers and Sisters when we are young we need the support of our parents.
When parents are old they need the support of me and you.
Could we ever dare to think about leaving our parents after all they have done soo much for us?
No entry into Jannah without the MOTHER BEING PLEASED
Be grateful to your parents. It is among the cardinal principles of good manners and acknowledgement of debt that one should be grateful for all the acts of kindness one has received. It is a fact that the main reason for our physical existence are our parents. We grow up under their tender care and reach adulthood. They suffer great hardships and show extraordinary love and suffer unparalleled sacrifices in bringing us up and it is, therefore, befitting that we should be grateful to the from the core of our hearts. This is why Allah had decreed that we should render thanks to Him, we should express gratitude to our parents as well.
“(We have decreed) that you should render thanks unto Me and unto your parents.” (31:14)
“Your Allah has decreed that you worship none save Allah, and (that you should) be kind to your parents.” (17:23)
Hazrat Abdullah Ibn Masud narrates: ” I asked the Prophet of Allah (SAW) as to which act Allah likes the best. The Holy Prophet (SAW) said, “The prayers offered in time.” I asked, “What is it that Allah likes next best. “The Holy Prophet (SAW) said, “Good treatmentof your mother and father”. When I asked him (SAW) about the third most excellent act, he (SAW) said, ‘ Fighing in the way of Allah.” (Bukhari, Muslim)
Hazrat Abdullah further says: “A man once presented himself before the Holy Prophet (SAW) and said, “I affirm solemnly before you for Hijrat and Jihad and wish for recompense from Allah. “The Holy Prophet (SAW) thereupon enquired: “Is anyone of your parents alive?” He said, “Yes, O Prophet of Allah, and by grace of Allah both are living.” The Holy Prophet (SAW) then asked, “Do you really wish for recompense from Allah for your Hijrat and Jihad?” When he said he did want it, the Holy Prophet (SAW) commanded:
“Go and stay with your parents and serve them well.” (Muslim)
Hazrat Abu Umamah says that once a person asked the Holy Prophet (SAW) about the rights of the parents upon their children. The Holy Prophet (SAW) said, “Your parents are your Paradise and they are your Hell.” (Ibn-Majah)
That is by doing good to them you will earn Paradise and if you ignore their rights you will go to Hell.
The Holy Prophet (SAW) said,
“The pleasure of Allah is in the pleasure of the father and His displeasure in father’s displeasure.”
(Tirmizi, Ibn Habban, Mustadrak Hakim)