My mom only had one eye. I hated her........She was such an embarrassment. There was this one day during my primary school, she came to say hello to me. I was so embarrassed.
How could she do this to me? I ignore her, threw her a hateful look and ran out. The next day at school one of my classmate 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 gonna 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 her out of my 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 on my own. I had kids of my own. I was happy and comfort. One day, my mother came to visit me. She hadn't see me in years and she didn't even meet her grandchildren.
When she stood at my door, my children laughed and I yelled at her for coming uninvited. I screamed , " how dare you come to my house and scare my children."
GET OUT OF HERE! NOW!!!
And to this, my mother quitely 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. After the reunion, I went back to the old shack just out of curiosity.
The 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 scare your children.
I was glad when I heard u were coming for the reunion. But I may not be able to even get out of bed to see you. I'm very sorry that I was a constant embarrassment to you when you were growing up.
You see.....when you were little, you had 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,
* Always tell someone that you love them because you never know the day will be their last, or your own.*
*Always seek to resolve your problems with loves ones because if either one of you should pass on before, the one who left alive will have the rest of their life to ponder those unresolved feelings but will never find closure. And closure usually brings peace.*