My mom only had one eye. I hated her, she was such an embarrassment. My mom ran a small shop at a flea market. She collected little weeds and such to sell, anything for the money we needed she was such an embarrassment. There was this one day during elementary school. I remember that it was field day, and my mom came. I was so embarrassed. How could she do this to me? I threw her a hateful look and ran out. 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 only going to make me a laughingstock. Why don't you just die?" My mom did not 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 hadn't punished me, but I didn't think that I had hurt her feelings very badly. 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 England and studied, and got accepted in the Seoul 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, when 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 asked her, "Who are you? I don't know you!!!" as if I tried to make that real. I screamed at her "How dare you come to my house and scare my daughter! Get out 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 good ness... she doesn't recognize 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 fallen 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 Seoul 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 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 stand 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 that 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 Beloved Mother.
O Aleeza, I am really very Sorry!! I didn't read any comment before posting my comment!!!! Seriously, SORRY. I didn't know that u have shared this story!! Nice to share stories or Moral stories!!!! Sorry once again.
Hey, Barirah, a member on Vshine has also written this story! I am 100% sure that u both have copied it from somewhere and I read it in another magazine... U HAVE COPIED IT!!! Isn't it?????? Do tell me honestly....!!))
Well thnx...dtz so great.....!!!i hv also gOne thru ur stories...dey were splendid...i mean lyk a 14 yearz old writin such a good..well......keep it up...who knw'x affter some years u'll be de greatst autho'r of de ty'm..:)
Assalam-o-Alaikum! Aleeza! your story is great...........& your answer to AISHA was superb............i mean you know how to clarify a problem to other......you're WELL-DONE........I am also 14 & in 10th standard............hey!!!! please write more stories......i am like an author...........till now, i've written at least 50 stories!!!!!!!!!...........
YOUR STORY IS REALY GOOD BUT I WANT TO TELL YOU THAT I HAVE HEARD THIS STORY MANY TIMES BUT IT IS GOOD TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS WITH OTHERS . YOU HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB.I WAS GOING TO WRITE THE SAME STORY ON MY PAGE BUT YOU HAVE WRITTEN IT BEFORE ME :(
JazakAllah for your comment...But let me tell you something too..First of all..There are some moral stories from which each of us can get a Real Lesson.SO why not share them instead of keeping them inside of us..why not let other people to learn something too...so in my point of view..i dont call it copying i call it sharing..In Vshine you can share your thoghts,stories and many more..
u have heard this many times but maybe for some of us it is new.So..and maybe it can taught someone a good lesson.
Dear Aisha i know i may be wrong too..but i want to clear that i do not want people to appreciate me or im show-offing.InshAllah next time for such type of stories i will write the name of Author too.
I hope i have cleared my self.But if still there is some confusion you are most welcome:)
And for your advise,i really like and i want to tell you that i am a permanent writer for children magazines..and i have wrote dozens of stories by myself,but the there level is kind of high for below 10 years children so i dont share them
Aleeza your wording was nice but sorry to say that you have COPIED this story. Really.Firstly it is no good to copy a story and name it as your own, secondly everybody is appreciating you and not it's actual author. I have heard this story many times.The time which you took in copying the story meanwhile you could write something of your own.I am advising you.