Monday, May 15, 2006

AMMA -Something to share on Mother's day

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...
I didnt 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 died.
I did not shed a single tear.
They handed me a letter that she had wanted me to have.
"My dearest son,I think of you all the time. I'm sorry that I came to Singapore and scared your children.
I 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.
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,
Your mother.
Recd it on email, power point, copied and pasted


Blogger Jeevan said...

Really i am very proud about Mother's. very touching story friend.

Blogger Syam said...

I too...but people gave halwa to the big mom JJ...

Anonymous Sandai Kozhi said...


Blogger starry nights said...

Touching post, but mothers do give of themselves in one way or another for their children. some are visible and some only she knows of.

Blogger Keshi said...

Really touching...

Came from Jeevan's blog.


Blogger Shuba said...

Oh god!that was areal touching one!

Blogger Dalicia said...

very touching story. i do have issues with my mum.....i love her...
but you know! :P

Blogger Arjuna_Speaks said...

Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful! Just spell bounded! I have no words to describe the sheer beauty of it! I can feel the pain! To all mothers - I luv u all :)

Blogger Sattvic said...

Beautiful one! Literally made me shed tears. Thanks for sharing with us.

Blogger Gopalan Ramasubbu said...


Blogger shanmugappriya said...

wooow really great !

Blogger lil _kath said...

Speechless...tears keep comin' in my eyes, i remember my grandma coz she had an eye operation but still didn't able to save her one eye.

...hats off to all mothers in the world! here from jeevan.


Blogger shree said...

very very touching. hats off

Blogger unknown said...

cant control myself..i too got this mail...really touching

Blogger krk said...

Explots the emotional half of mine...Happy to be exploited...for my MOM

Blogger Muthukumar Puranam said...

very inspirational..way to go buddy!!!

Blogger Usha said...

man, that was touching!!!

Blogger monu said...

u r tagged smiley!!

Blogger Known Stranger said...

hmmm... senti expected a turning point message on the narrated story it was as expected.

Blogger Jayan said...

Great one !

Blogger Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

Ah...tht was really touching. BTW yenna long time no c?

Blogger கீதா சாம்பசிவம் said...

Very touching indeed. But a mother is always a mother. She never think her children to get hurt. It is after all a ,mother's heart.And you understand it perfectly.
Came from Vedas' blog.
Best Wishes.

Blogger smiley said...

Jeevan, very touching indeed. got it by email. thanks for the reference :)

Syam, even i was hoping amma would win, hopefully everything is for the good :)

Sandai Kozhi, welcome :)

starry nights, you are right. sometimes we never know of the sacrifices moms do :)

keshi, welcome, jeevan's really got more visitors to my sie :)

shuba, :)

elaine, even me too :)

Blogger smiley said...

arjuna, welcome and it is really emotional and painful :)

sattvic, thanks for visiting and u r welcome :)

gopalan, welcome :)

shanmugappriya, mom's are always great :)

lil _kath, sorry about ur grandmom and welcome to my site, thanks to jeevan :)

Blogger smiley said...

shree, welcome and hats off to all moms :)

ammu, thanks for dropping by and someone is spreading the good word by mail :)

krk, Explots the emotional half of mine...Happy to be exploited...for my MOM , good one , keep visiting :)

muthukumar, thanks and that was for all moms :)

usha, :)

monu, thanks will do the tag (hastobeme has already tagged me on the same topic)

Blogger smiley said...

jayan, welcome :)

ponnarasi, been on holidays, will see more of me in a few days as i will be joining work :)

geeha, got his by email and welcome to my site. thanks to veda and u r right about mom's heart :)


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