March 6, 2009

Start Loving Your Parents! Or Else...


I got this email from a friend. After reading this, I started to feel a little guilty. So I thought I really have to share this:

My mom only had one eye. I hated her... She was such an embarrassment.
She cooked for students & teachers to support the family.

There was this one day during element
ary school where my mom came to
Say hello to me.

I was so embarrassed.

How could she do this to me?

I ignored her, threw her a hateful look and ran out.
The next day at school one of my classmates 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 goanna 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 sec
ond about what I had said, because
I was full of anger.
I was oblivious to her feelings.

I wanted out of that 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 of my own.
I had kids of my own.
I was happy with my life, my kids and the comforts, Then one day, my
Mother came to visit me.
She hadn't seen me in years and she
didn't even meet her

When she stood by the door, my children laughed at her, and I yelled at
Her for coming over uninvited.
I screamed at her, 'How dare you co
me to my house and scare my

And to this, my mother quietly 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.

So I lied to my wife that I was going on a business trip.
After the reunion, I went to the old shack just out of curiosity.

My neighbors 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
Scared your children.

I was so glad when I heard you were coming for the reunion.
But I may not be able to even get out of bed to see you.
I'm sorry that I was a constant embarrassment to you when you were
Growing up.

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 one eye.
So I gave you mine.
I was so proud of my son who wa
s seeing a whole new world for me, in my
Place, with that eye.

With all my love to you,
Your mother.

I also want to share a heart-tearing site I found while browsing:

Honestly, I'm not a perfect child. I didn't grow up with the type of family you can see on a family-friendly show on TV. I grew up being beaten up unreasonably by my mom (the most unforgettable reason was when I was crying on my sleep then she started spanking me... I was only 6 at that time!). I even remembered her saying, "I wish you'd die now!!" while pushing my head towards the door knob when I only got a "B+" on my report card.

After 15 years, my dad accidentally slipped with the truth that they're not my real biological parents. I wasn't surprised nor shocked. I knew it. What's so surprising about that? My mom treated me like trash while she's giving everything to my older sister.

It'll be a lie if I'll say that I didn't feel any hatred towards her. I hated her for all the physical and emotional pains she had caused me.

But she's still my mom, she raised me up, she sheltered me, she fed me, she educated me. She's the reason why I'm still alive now. Even though she's not my biological mom, I'm still lucky to have her. Without her, maybe I'm on the streets now.

I love her, and I know deep inside her, she loves me too.

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