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>Mother of Love

Posted on: August 23, 2008

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This week nothing much I can write in my blog coz lots of things happen. Even during Scotland trip, I should enjoy and leave all my problems behind but I can’t. Maybe I too sensitive with it. However, today is my dearest pretty maid aka aunty birthday. Happy Birthday to purplefish. I just gave her a miss call and I never thought she will know that is me.. At last, I end up with calling her and wish her “Happy Birthday”. It’s been so long we never chat so we had talked in the phone for more than 15 minutes. She told me that she is going to yam cha with my other ji mui, Jenny and Meow Ling. How I wish I was there at that moment where they can cheer me up? I don’t dare to tell them my problems as they had their problems too. Forget bout that..
I think some of you had read bout the story that I post below. I had read twice and I post here coz it is really a touching story.

My mom only had one eye. I hated her. She was such an embarrassment. She cooked for students and 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. I confronted her that day and said, “If you’re only gona make me a laughing stock, why don’t you just die?” My 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. I wanted out of that house, and have nothing to do with her. So I studied real hard, got a chance to go abroad to study.

Then, I got married. I bought a house of my own. I had children of my own. I was happy with my life, my children 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. 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 neighbours 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 your house 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 all my LOVE to you, YOUR MOTHER

First time when I read this story, my tears drop. OK! I am a sensitive person. But I really appreciate my family as well as my friends. All of you are important for me as you all is part of my life.

I miss my beloved mom!! This year celebration of mother’s Day!

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