A Mother’s Love – Inspirational Story

A little boy came up to his mother in the kitchen one evening while she was fixing supper, and handed her a piece of paper that he had been writing on. After his Mom dried her hands on an apron, she read it, and this is what it said:
For cutting the grass: $5.00
For cleaning up my room this week: $1.00
For going to the store for you: $.50
Baby-sitting my kid brother while you went shopping: $.25
Taking out the garbage: $1.00
For getting a good report card: $5.00
For cleaning up and raking the yard: $2.00
Total owed: $14.75
Well, his mother looked at him standing there, and the boy could see the memories flashing through her mind. She picked up the pen, turned over the paper he’d written on, and this is what she wrote:
For the nine months I carried you while you were growing inside me:
No Charge
For all the nights that I’ve sat up with you, doctored and prayed for you:
No Charge
For all the trying times, and all the tears that you’ve caused through the years:
No Charge
For all the nights that were filled with dread, and for the worries I knew were ahead:
No Charge
For the toys, food, clothes, and even wiping your nose:
No Charge
Son, when you add it up, the cost of my love is:
No Charge.
When the boy finished reading what his mother had written, there were big tears in his eyes, and he looked straight at his mother and said, “Mom, I sure do love you.” And then he took the pen and in great big letters he wrote: “PAID IN FULL”.
You will never how much your parents worth till you become a parent
Be a giver not an asker, especially with your parents. there is a lot to give, besides money.
Advice: If your mom is alive and close  to you, give her a big kiss and ask her for forgiveness. If she is far away, call her. if she passed away, pray for her.

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48 Responses to A Mother’s Love – Inspirational Story

  1. Samih Shahin April 19, 2016 at 8:56 PM #

    first: thank you very much Sara, please be notfied that with proud the tears went down freely
    second: the mother is a mass of love, kindness, Care consideration Compassion worry tenderness softness compassion …..etc, but I hope that the people get that in their head before it is too late; show her love appreciation, concern….

  2. mohamaed November 19, 2014 at 5:38 PM #

    thanks sara realy heart touchin
    – do you remember the story of a mother which sacrifice during the corruption
    and wrote on her mobile”i love”
    – once i was looking animal sights a cow has a baby -lions came to attack her baby
    if you seen the cow how she is protecting her baby it is great miracle she did with lions at last she deafted by 4 lions

    even see a cat

  3. RAJESH GUPTA November 7, 2014 at 2:03 PM #

    Thank you very much Sara, really it is heart touching story for all of us.
    Thanks again and God bless you dear.

  4. Omar Ahmed Noorani September 27, 2014 at 1:06 PM #

    Sara, you forgot to mention the most important thing the mother went through in giving birth to the baby. The labour period, which sometimes takes over ten hours, is so painful that it cannot be described. It has been said in a hadeeth that once a man went to the Prophet Muhammad ur Rasoolullah and narrating how he took his mother on his back all the way to Makkah, performed all the rituals, Tawaaf of Al Kaaba, doing Saee(running between to hills namely Safaa and Marwa, going to Mina, Arsafaat, Muzdalifah, back to Mina for stoning the jamaraat, slaughtering an animal and back to Makkah for Tawaaf e ziyaarat and to Mina again stoning the jamaraat for two more days and returning to Makkah for Tawaaf ul Widaa and returning home, all done on foot, he asked if he had repaid his mother’s rights upon him. The prophet of Allah said: Having done all that you have not yet repaid even for the labour pain your mother went through before giving birth to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

    • bala Muhammad November 13, 2014 at 1:58 PM #


  5. folashade March 26, 2013 at 4:36 PM #

    A Mother would do everything possible for the comfort and happiness of her kids even to her own discomfort,great indeed,this shows the milk of kindness that flows in REAL MOTHERS.

    • Ali - Admin March 30, 2013 at 10:37 AM #

      Rightly said folshade.

  6. Mohammed Arif March 3, 2013 at 2:23 PM #

    It is already said and all words are used for Mother, and only think is left for me are few drops of water in eyes. May ALLAH bless all those who Al Hamdolillah have their Parents live to sit in their steps specially mogther;s and those unfortunately lost mother, must follow the teachings of Islam to serve them or her which are; follow their good things, Dua-e-Mughfarat (pray) for them, pay/return if any loan on their part or return amana, sadaka khairat, visit grayyard where they are burried and offer FATEH, Meet/love and help their relatives and respect their friends, follow their instructions if given while live etc.etc.

  7. A.Wahab March 2, 2013 at 7:27 PM #

    In a family
    The mother gets the Gold Medal
    The Silver Medal and the Bronz Medal the father gets only a conselation prize

  8. Kashif October 14, 2012 at 11:40 AM #

    Thank you Sara,
    Such a fantastic & very deep message for every one..

    *That’s why 3 times mother status is higher then the father* according to Hadees

  9. Tasneem Ataullah October 7, 2012 at 2:46 PM #

    When we become parents, we really understand What are parents

  10. Pritpal Singh Jhutti October 5, 2012 at 5:12 PM #

    That is really sweet. We cant pay our parents for what they have done for us.

    Thanks Sara

    • Ali - Admin October 5, 2012 at 11:07 PM #

      Thanks Singh.

  11. Mawashi August 29, 2012 at 1:03 PM #

    You cannot pay your parents and those who maltreat them will not have a good end

    • Sara - Admin September 5, 2012 at 12:49 PM #

      Rightly said Mawashi.

  12. winnie August 10, 2012 at 12:08 PM #

    ooh I luv your stories Sara they are very inspirational and yes indeed mothers love is very powerful unfortunately i lost my mom but i always love her

  13. Amina August 6, 2012 at 2:03 PM #

    Astaghufirula Wala Hawla Wa la Quwata iIabillah! I would never write a note
    like that to my mum!
    if i would write one it will be:

    Mum I love u from the bottom of my heart and will never
    forget u and you will never stop loving u!

    • Yash Pal Monga September 9, 2012 at 12:56 PM #

      Dear sarah,

      Your jokes and stories are so clean heart warming that I feel like saluting you. My wife always have a smile on her face when ever we read your mail

      Big Thank you

      Yash Pal Monga

  14. abdurrazaq July 28, 2012 at 7:13 PM #

    Yes, Qazi Azhr the west should have a rethink in the way they treat thier parents,when the parents are old. That’s unthinkable,especially for the muslim, who’s ordered to respect his mum three times more than his dad. That’s the position of the mum in Islam.

  15. Sohail Yezdani June 21, 2012 at 9:43 PM #

    I belong to an Asian country. We respect our mother three times more than our father. I cannot dare to handover that paper to my mother. On top our religion teaches that the Paradise is under feet of your mother.

  16. Nuruddeen M T Sambo May 27, 2012 at 2:30 PM #

    My Allaah reward them with JANNATUL FIDDAUSI, Allaahumma amin.

  17. iftekhar Ahmed May 26, 2012 at 5:04 PM #


  18. Ali Khan March 26, 2012 at 11:43 AM #

    Mothers stand just like a sheild for her childrens and protect all the worries of her childrens. cannot find words to express what is the love of a mother .

    Ali Khan

  19. Bilkisu Garba Danshagamu March 17, 2012 at 10:01 PM #

    My mum my inspiration

    • Nuruddeen M T Sambo May 27, 2012 at 2:26 PM #

      I pray our children will consider us same we do.

  20. Bilkisu Garba Danshagamu March 17, 2012 at 10:00 PM #

    YA Allah my mum my everything.I love you mum&you are forever my inspiration

  21. Harismughal March 11, 2012 at 10:01 AM #

    Always love your parents and never hurt their feelings when they get older. Take care of them as much as you can otherwise you will be paid with interest by your children.

  22. heb@rox November 16, 2011 at 11:48 AM #

    may Allah bless us

  23. heba rox November 16, 2011 at 11:47 AM #

    Ohh a very touchin story ya its true more than father we should love our mother

  24. ??? ?? November 8, 2011 at 2:30 PM #

    What about loving your father ?

  25. ??? ?? November 8, 2011 at 2:30 PM #

    What about loving your father ?

  26. Aboki September 23, 2011 at 10:47 PM #

    Thanks Sara for the refresher…
    though lost my mom, I still pray for her everytime I offer my daily prayers.

    • Ali September 24, 2011 at 5:02 AM #

      Thanks Aboki.
      May God give you patience.
      And Inshallah your Mom will go to Paradise, God willing.

  27. nurah December 19, 2010 at 7:56 PM #

    ilove my mother and i dont want to see,but the smile on her face. with my love dreams princess..

  28. nohd December 17, 2010 at 10:22 AM #

    thanks for the advice
    as even i used to make bills for my mom
    now i shall not be doing it…

  29. faruk December 16, 2010 at 9:57 PM #

    May Allah continue to increase His blessings on our mothers. ameen.

  30. Khalid December 14, 2010 at 9:07 PM #

    Thanks, for Refresh our memories..

  31. Khalid December 14, 2010 at 9:05 PM #

    Thanks, for refresh our memories ..

  32. fatiha syed December 14, 2010 at 6:17 PM #

    my mother is my inspiration 4 life,my mother is my mentor,my mother is my motivation,i never said my mom dat i love her but i really do 4rm da bottom of my heart,i love u mom 4ever muahhhhhhhhhhhhh

  33. primerose December 14, 2010 at 1:39 PM #

    thank you mother for all things that you do for me & i will not be able to know how you Sacrifice for me to be in a safe way until i become mother and face what you face coz love of mother to her children is infinity.
    even i if say thanks from now to the day of my death is not equal to what you give me my lovely mom

  34. Muhammad Emal December 14, 2010 at 11:51 AM #

    Outstanding stories, butifull teaching about how much parents are dear and respected… many many thanks to ISLAM through which we learnd the stage of Parents in particular……

  35. khiri December 13, 2010 at 10:50 PM #

    very nice, I loved and started tell my friend about it.

  36. farid December 13, 2010 at 4:57 PM #

    very very nice and smart reply from mother and very smart reply from her gratfull kid

  37. Mahmoud Sayed December 13, 2010 at 4:46 PM #

    thanks so much 4 this emotional story

  38. Qazi Azhar December 13, 2010 at 3:34 PM #

    Invites the attention of West where old homes are opened for parents. The west should review its attitude towards the old parents in general and mothers in particular.

  39. Kamel Yousef December 13, 2010 at 2:20 PM #

    Thanks for sending beautiful and spiritial stories, but don’t you think that a god should be very distigueshed and not similar to any of creatures?

  40. walid December 13, 2010 at 2:00 PM #