My Mother – Very Emotional Story

My mom only had one eye. I hated her… she was such an embarrassment. My mom ran a small shop at the local market. She collected little weeds and such to sell… anything for the money that we needed, she was such an embarrassment.

There was this one day during primary school. I remember that it was field day, and my mom came. I was so embarrassed. How could she do this to me? I cast her a hateful look and ran away. The next day at school…’your mom only has one eye?!’ and they taunted me. I wished that my mom would just disappear from this world, so I said to my mom, ‘Mom, why don’t you have the other eye?! You’re making me a laughing stock. Why don’t you just die?’ My mom didn’t respond.

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 didn’t punish me, but I didn’t think that I had hurt her feelings. 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 Riyadh and studied, and got accepted in the King Saudi 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, until 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 yelled at her, ’who are you? I don’t know you!!!’ 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 God… she didn’t recognise 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.

Then a wave of relief came upon me…one day, a letter regarding a school reunion came to my house. I lied to my wife saying that I was going on a business trip. After the reunion, I went down to the old shack, that I used to call a house…just out of curiosity there, I found my mother lying on the cold ground. But I did not shed a single tear. She had a piece of paper in her hand…. it was a letter to me.

She wrote:

My son…

I think my life has been long enough now. And… I won’t visit Riyadh 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 that 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 bear 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 my 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

My world shattered!!!

Then I cried for the person who lived for me… My MOTHER

This is a Fictional Story meant for a lesson, Please share so we realise the importance of mothers. 


48 Responses to My Mother – Very Emotional Story

  1. haseeb Khan November 19, 2016 at 5:29 PM #

    very heart touching story. If this is true, then, i salute this lady- great Mother, my deep privilege for her and I pray Allah to make me to understand value of my parents. mother and father . I am also living abroad and missing very much my Mom

  2. haseeb Khan November 19, 2016 at 5:21 PM #

    if this story is true, then i slute this lady – Great mother

  3. Javid Hussain November 16, 2016 at 7:04 PM #

    Yeah! I cried too but realized!! Mothers, i mean each and every mother put up efforts in millions but never tells… it is their gratitude of dignity and love!!! whoever understood will succeed here and hereafter.

  4. M Ali November 16, 2016 at 2:25 PM #

    100% Sure & true no comparison of any Mother .

    Respect to our parents front of our children so, they will do the same.

  5. Ceje November 15, 2016 at 4:19 PM #

    Huh!, Thanks for reminding, To all mothers, Happy mothers day and we love you. Thanks for caring us.

  6. Mansoor Ahmad November 15, 2016 at 3:39 PM #

    Very emotional story.I failed to control my tears.

  7. Kuttikrishnan November 15, 2016 at 11:24 AM #

    Wonderful story ! I have read this story in Malayalam, an Indian language few months ago with little deviation in the story. However, it is really touching. One should know that there is no substitute for mother and she is the living god of all humanity. Her love is unconditional & consistent.

  8. Asif Emami November 15, 2016 at 10:59 AM #

    End is not good . it should be like , she got a baby with one eye so she will realized,,,,,,………

  9. somasundaram r November 15, 2016 at 10:47 AM #

    Always mother is a mother, she is the first god for us to show the whole world.
    Everyone realizing at the end of their life time or mid of the time. He studied well and settled well. The son he didn’t want to back to see her mother and even he doesn’t bother about her eyes…………….

    Now he is realizing………….. This is the life of emotional & loving mother…

  10. hassan November 14, 2016 at 10:11 PM #

    grate mother….

  11. Tahir leghari November 14, 2016 at 9:36 PM #

    It’s nice to read such stories and to respect back our families .No one can replace parents mom or the father both are precious gifts ,good or bad still parents and deserve our cares not old homes . May Allah bless us all

  12. mohammed ali baig November 14, 2016 at 4:44 PM #

    Very sad one must not do with his mother.Allah guide us all

  13. kirtikumar May 10, 2015 at 5:44 PM #

    this is very touching story. thank you sara for the story

  14. muhammadakbarmy April 4, 2014 at 1:35 PM #

    Touching Story

  15. Aleem Jamiu February 6, 2014 at 2:27 PM #

    In the feet of mothers their lie our paradise,take good careof your mother.w

  16. amenajare bucatarie July 24, 2013 at 4:51 AM #

    Hi there I am so glad I found your web site, I really found you by accident, while I was
    browsing on Digg for something else, Anyhow I am here
    now and would just like to say kudos for a incredible post and
    a all round exciting blog (I also love the theme/design), I
    don’t have time to read through it all at the minute but I have book-marked it and also included your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read more, Please do keep up the excellent job.

  17. Yesudas Baisil July 22, 2013 at 1:53 PM #

    What a horible son. Mother we should respect.

  18. Fatima Baig June 1, 2013 at 5:42 PM #

    Truely a very emotional story . They say God can’t be everywhere so he made mothers . No matter how ugly looking you mother might ,you have no right to insult her. No one can replace a mother

    • Azhar Iqbal November 15, 2016 at 1:07 AM #

      Ms. Fatima, please refrain from saying things like “God can’t be everywhere so he made mothers”. Have you pondered on this statement you so carelessly quoted? I am sure not because if you did, you would never ever say such a stupid thing. Parents certainly deserve our greatest respect, but can never ever be equal to Allah (God). That is exactly what that saying means. May Allah guide us all to the right path (Aameen)

  19. Sundararajan March 4, 2013 at 8:25 AM #

    Is there a difference between, emotion and sentiment, whether love is attached to emotions or sentiments.
    why should the mother tolerate the abuses, why should she not educate him, tell him while he was growing up?

  20. Riyas February 18, 2013 at 1:50 PM #

    mom is always mom

  21. Dontknow January 20, 2013 at 5:48 PM #

    What a horrible horrible son!

  22. Qasim December 20, 2012 at 2:26 PM #

    This reminds us of all the things our mothers did for us, and we did not recognize their love and sacrifice.

  23. Zafar Alam December 18, 2012 at 10:25 PM #

    Indeed very emotional & touching.
    Mothers are God,s Precious Gift.

  24. shreyas December 5, 2012 at 4:28 PM #

    you made me cry 2day…. n good story…

  25. mamoona sakhi November 15, 2012 at 4:22 PM #

    I think there is no substitute of mother on this earth,her love and devotion is matchless i lost my mom but still i always live with her in my thoughts,could never forgot her in any fraction of time,she was with me ever and will remain wiyh me till my last breath, and after that surely i will be with her.

  26. Hussein October 19, 2012 at 9:28 PM #

    Dear Sara ;a touchy and an emotional lesson for all the younger ones who will also be mothers and fathers tomorrow,for whatever you sow today you will reap same tomorrow.

  27. Sonah September 14, 2012 at 7:38 PM #

    A storyof love and sacrifice of a mother. A story of tolerance, patience and compassion. A typical sample of a culture of modernism and materialism, where values seem to have no place, until it is too late. An insight into the extent a mother can go and do to ensure the well being and happiness of her children. Indeed it can make even the hardest cry. Great Story Sara.It will surely go a long way to stir in the heart of your readers, the secret of being soul conscious, in which case, this mom would have the most beautiful person, an angel you might say.

  28. Latif Al Balushi/Oman August 24, 2012 at 9:15 PM #

    It is touching story , God bless our mothers.

  29. Maryam Al Balushi/Oma August 24, 2012 at 9:03 PM #

    It is a touching story, God bless our mothers.

  30. Dhilip Somanathan August 11, 2012 at 12:01 AM #

    Excellent story

  31. ISMAIL June 25, 2012 at 2:59 PM #

    very touching and full of lessons

  32. ANZAR September 22, 2011 at 10:42 AM #

    Its really heart touching

  33. ANZAR September 22, 2011 at 10:42 AM #

    Its really heart touching

  34. Ascendant1 September 7, 2011 at 2:53 PM #

    May Allah curse curse this wretched individual!

    • annonymous February 22, 2013 at 1:33 AM #

      you shouldn’t say this. he may have asked 4 forgiveness.

  35. Steffynandhini June 15, 2011 at 10:51 AM #

    really super mom rockzzzzz super
    i got ters on ma eyes readin this

  36. seleem December 30, 2010 at 1:53 AM #

    laillah ilallah. I can neva eva tink of doin dat 2 ma mum. I pray Allah swa dosnt test any of us wit dis .ameen

  37. Khulud December 29, 2010 at 5:10 AM #

    Um.. I’m an arab and this is true becase in one of the arabic songs a man talked about it, it happened to the songwriter.
    It is VERY sad

  38. Hammad December 14, 2010 at 4:11 AM #

    This is indeed very emotional and touching. There is no love like a mother’s love for her children. May Allah bless our moms and ease their burdens here and in the hereafter. I LOVE MY MUM DEARLY!!

  39. Lawal September 30, 2010 at 5:04 PM #

    Whether true or not this goes to the show the extent of the love of a mother and the evil the lives within man. love your parents especially your mother for one day you too would be a parent. And as the saying goes ” what goes around comes around”. May Allah have mercy on our souls.Amen. Inspiring story, emotional and one of the best piece I have ever read. I bow in gratitude to Allah for the mother that I have for she is truly the best gift Allah has blessed me with.

  40. waheedullah hamidi September 28, 2010 at 9:01 AM #

    after reading it i cried some while then i promised to my self that i hav’nt done some thing like this and i wont do in my whole life, because paradise is under the feet of mother, I LOVE YOU MOM AND YOU ARE GOD’S MOST PRECIUOS GIFT TO ME, A SON ( waheedullah hamidi) from afghanistan

  41. Noor Imran August 17, 2010 at 9:47 PM #

    My sister told this story to me. Wonder if she read it here. Her teacher had told it to the whole class and she was weeping bitterly in front of all her students. It is quite sad. I wonder if it is true.

  42. Noor Imran August 17, 2010 at 9:46 PM #

    Oh man, this is such an emotional story. So sad. Although I tell you, if it were me, I would never have treated MY mom like that. It was just so mean of that guy.

    It brought tears to my eyes. So touchy. Mothers can be so loving, they would give up their own life for their kids. I love my mother. 🙂

  43. Hassan July 12, 2010 at 1:28 PM #

    Very emotional. Is this a true story?

  44. Afzal July 8, 2010 at 4:33 PM #

    Really a master piece. It depicts the love which our mothers have in their hearts for us. Really i m feeling heavy after reading this nd i feel for my mother to here so tht i can hug her. I wish if i could be as good as the heart of a mother……..

  45. Mirza July 5, 2010 at 10:29 AM #


    you made me cry today.. Sooo emotional, sensitive and touchy story… i broke up with tears in my office, all my colleagues were so scared… (I am working in KSA far from my home country INDIA) though i call very often to my Mom, i called her again after reading this story, she immediately noticed the change in my voice and dailouges. i told her that i saw you in my dream thats why i called to make sure that you are ok.

    • shreyas December 5, 2012 at 4:30 PM #

      u r right…