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A Touching Story

Pencil: I’m sorry

Eraser: For what? You didn’t do anything wrong.
Pencil: I’m sorry because you get hurt because of me. Whenever I made a mistake, you’re always there to erase it. But as you make my mistakes vanish, you lose a part of yourself. You get smaller and smaller each time.
Eraser: That’s true. But I don’t really mind. You see, I was made to do this. I was made to help you whenever you do something wrong. Even though one day, I know I’ll be gone and you’ll replace me with a new one, I’m actually happy with my job. So please, stop worrying. I hate seeing you sad.
I found this conversation between the pencil and the eraser very inspirational.
Parents are like the eraser whereas their children are the pencil. They’re always there for their children, cleaning up their mistakes. Sometimes along the way, they get hurt, and become smaller / older, and eventually pass on.
Though their children will eventually find someone new (spouse), but parents are still happy with what they do for their children, and will always hate seeing their precious ones worrying, or sad. All my life, I’ve been the pencil.
And it pains me to see the eraser that is my parents getting smaller and smaller each day. For I know that one day, all that I’m left with would be eraser shavings and memories of what I used to have.

Moral: We never know the love of our parents for us till we have become parents.

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73 Responses to A Touching Story

  1. talal March 25, 2015 at 10:58 AM #

    ????? ?????? ???? ???????

  2. talal March 25, 2015 at 10:57 AM #

    (They planted , we ate and we grow they eat ),

    l am not quietly sure of the translation from Arabic proverbs
    ????? ?????? ???? ???????

    Best regards

    Talal

  3. Dr.TJ March 22, 2015 at 2:44 AM #

    Hi Sara!

    Your collection is superb!

    Totally agree with Kale & Sara >>
    Truly Parents & Employees are both like Erasers; whereas Children & Employers are like Pencils .

    I have already sent this true comparison to all my kids.

    Keep sending such nice moral touching anecdotes.
    Cheers!
    Dr.TJ

  4. Mohammad siryani November 18, 2014 at 10:26 AM #

    The greatest gift I ever had came from God I call him dad

    • Sana - Editor FFJ November 18, 2014 at 10:28 AM #

      Yeah mom and dad are truly God’s gifts, Praise be to God for all the favors He has bestowed upon us 🙂

  5. mohamed November 11, 2014 at 12:24 PM #

    good morning sara
    it is right we dont know the value of some thing until it goes
    it is very nice i will make a copy and tell my children

    • Sana - Editor FFJ November 13, 2014 at 11:03 AM #

      Good morning. That would be great. Please do share them with your children 🙂

  6. N. Ahmed November 6, 2014 at 11:51 AM #

    Parents are also like candles. They help children enjoy life in light but getting exhausted every moment. When the wax is finished they are replaced with a new one.

  7. Dina October 13, 2014 at 11:58 AM #

    thank you Sara

  8. kale Brown August 18, 2014 at 2:12 PM #

    I beg to differ on your likening PARENTS to ERASERS and CHILDREN as PENCILS.
    I would rather go for;
    EMPLOYERS as PENCILS and EMPLOYEES as ERASERS.
    Reason: Staffers work their lives out in Companies and get replaced after they are spent and retired.

    • Dina October 13, 2014 at 11:57 AM #

      keep up the great work Sara, thank you for making me laugh and learn.