My mom only had one eye.My mom only had one eye.
I hated her... she was suchI hated her... she was such
an embarrassmentan...
She cooked forShe cooked for
students & teachers tostudents & teachers to
support the familysupport the family..
There was this one dayThere was this one day
during elementary schoolduring elementary school
where my mom came towhere my...
I was so embarrassed.I was so embarrassed.
How could she do thisHow could she do this
to meto me??
I ignored her, threwI ignored her, threw
her a hateful look andher a hateful look and
ran outran out..
The next day at school one ofThe next day at school one of
my classmates said,my classmates said,
"EEEE, your mom only has...
I wanted to bury myself.I wanted to bury myself.
I also wanted my mom toI also wanted my mom to
just disappearjust disappe...
So I confronted her that daySo I confronted her that day
and said, " If you're onlyand said, " If you're only
gonna make m...
My mom did notMy mom did not
respondrespond......
I didnt even stop to thinkI didnt even stop to think
for a second about what Ifor a second about what I
had said, because ...
I was oblivious to herI was oblivious to her
feelingsfeelings..
I wanted out of thatI wanted out of that
house, and havehouse, and have
nothing to do with hernothing to do with her..
So I studied real hard,So I studied real hard,
got a chance to go togot a chance to go to
Singapore to studySingapore to s...
Then, I got married.Then, I got married.
I bought a house of my own.I bought a house of my own.
I had kids of my ownI had ...
I was happy with myI was happy with my
life, my kids and thelife, my kids and the
comfortscomforts
Then one day, my motherThen one day, my mother
came to visit mecame to visit me..
She hadn't seen me inShe hadn't seen me in
years and she didn't evenyears and she didn't even
meet her grandchildrenmeet h...
When she stood by the door,When she stood by the door,
my children laughed at her,my children laughed at her,
and I yelled...
I screamed at her, "How dareI screamed at her, "How dare
you come to my house andyou come to my house and
scare my childre...
And to this, my mother quietlyAnd to this, my mother quietly
answered, "Oh, I'm so sorry. Ianswered, "Oh, I'm so sorry. I
...
One day, a letter regarding aOne day, a letter regarding a
school reunion came to myschool reunion came to my
house in Sin...
So I lied to my wife that ISo I lied to my wife that I
was going on a businesswas going on a business
triptrip..
After the reunion, I went to theAfter the reunion, I went to the
old shack just out of curiosityold shack just out of curi...
My neighbors said thatMy neighbors said that
she diedshe died..
I did not shed a singleI did not shed a single
teartear..
They handed me a letterThey handed me a letter
that she had wanted me tothat she had wanted me to
havehave..
""My dearest son,My dearest son,
I think of you all the time.I think of you all the time.
I'm sorry that I came toI'm sorr...
I was so glad when II was so glad when I
heard you were comingheard you were coming
for the reunionfor the reunion..
But I may not be able toBut I may not be able to
even get out of bed toeven get out of bed to
see yousee you..
I'm sorry that I was aI'm sorry that I was a
constant embarrassmentconstant embarrassment
to you when you wereto you when ...
You see........when youYou see........when you
were very little, you gotwere very little, you got
into an accident, and lo...
As a mother, I couldn'tAs a mother, I couldn't
stand watching you havingstand watching you having
to grow up with one eyet...
So I gave you mineSo I gave you mine..
I was so proud of my sonI was so proud of my son
who was seeing a wholewho was seeing a whole
new world for me, in mynew w...
With my love to youWith my love to you,,
Your mother.Your mother.
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My Mom Only had One Eye

  1. 1. My mom only had one eye.My mom only had one eye. I hated her... she was suchI hated her... she was such an embarrassmentan embarrassment..
  2. 2. She cooked forShe cooked for students & teachers tostudents & teachers to support the familysupport the family..
  3. 3. There was this one dayThere was this one day during elementary schoolduring elementary school where my mom came towhere my mom came to say hello to mesay hello to me..
  4. 4. I was so embarrassed.I was so embarrassed. How could she do thisHow could she do this to meto me??
  5. 5. I ignored her, threwI ignored her, threw her a hateful look andher a hateful look and ran outran out..
  6. 6. The next day at school one ofThe next day at school one of my classmates said,my classmates said, "EEEE, your mom only has"EEEE, your mom only has one eyeone eye!"!"
  7. 7. I wanted to bury myself.I wanted to bury myself. I also wanted my mom toI also wanted my mom to just disappearjust disappear..
  8. 8. So I confronted her that daySo I confronted her that day and said, " If you're onlyand said, " If you're only gonna make me a laughinggonna make me a laughing stock, why don't you juststock, why don't you just diedie?!!!"?!!!"
  9. 9. My mom did notMy mom did not respondrespond......
  10. 10. I didnt even stop to thinkI didnt even stop to think for a second about what Ifor a second about what I had said, because I washad said, because I was full of angerfull of anger..
  11. 11. I was oblivious to herI was oblivious to her feelingsfeelings..
  12. 12. I wanted out of thatI wanted out of that house, and havehouse, and have nothing to do with hernothing to do with her..
  13. 13. So I studied real hard,So I studied real hard, got a chance to go togot a chance to go to Singapore to studySingapore to study..
  14. 14. Then, I got married.Then, I got married. I bought a house of my own.I bought a house of my own. I had kids of my ownI had kids of my own..
  15. 15. I was happy with myI was happy with my life, my kids and thelife, my kids and the comfortscomforts
  16. 16. Then one day, my motherThen one day, my mother came to visit mecame to visit me..
  17. 17. She hadn't seen me inShe hadn't seen me in years and she didn't evenyears and she didn't even meet her grandchildrenmeet her grandchildren..
  18. 18. When she stood by the door,When she stood by the door, my children laughed at her,my children laughed at her, and I yelled at her for comingand I yelled at her for coming over uninvitedover uninvited..
  19. 19. I screamed at her, "How dareI screamed at her, "How dare you come to my house andyou come to my house and scare my children!"scare my children!" GET OUT OF HERE! NOWGET OUT OF HERE! NOW!!!"!!!"
  20. 20. And to this, my mother quietlyAnd to this, my mother quietly answered, "Oh, I'm so sorry. Ianswered, "Oh, I'm so sorry. I may have gotten the wrongmay have gotten the wrong address," and she disappearedaddress," and she disappeared out of sightout of sight..
  21. 21. One day, a letter regarding aOne day, a letter regarding a school reunion came to myschool reunion came to my house in Singaporehouse in Singapore..
  22. 22. So I lied to my wife that ISo I lied to my wife that I was going on a businesswas going on a business triptrip..
  23. 23. After the reunion, I went to theAfter the reunion, I went to the old shack just out of curiosityold shack just out of curiosity..
  24. 24. My neighbors said thatMy neighbors said that she diedshe died..
  25. 25. I did not shed a singleI did not shed a single teartear..
  26. 26. They handed me a letterThey handed me a letter that she had wanted me tothat she had wanted me to havehave..
  27. 27. ""My dearest son,My dearest son, I think of you all the time.I think of you all the time. I'm sorry that I came toI'm sorry that I came to Singapore and scared yourSingapore and scared your childrenchildren..
  28. 28. I was so glad when II was so glad when I heard you were comingheard you were coming for the reunionfor the reunion..
  29. 29. But I may not be able toBut I may not be able to even get out of bed toeven get out of bed to see yousee you..
  30. 30. I'm sorry that I was aI'm sorry that I was a constant embarrassmentconstant embarrassment to you when you wereto you when you were growing upgrowing up..
  31. 31. You see........when youYou see........when you were very little, you gotwere very little, you got into an accident, and lostinto an accident, and lost your eyeyour eye..
  32. 32. As a mother, I couldn'tAs a mother, I couldn't stand watching you havingstand watching you having to grow up with one eyeto grow up with one eye..
  33. 33. So I gave you mineSo I gave you mine..
  34. 34. I was so proud of my sonI was so proud of my son who was seeing a wholewho was seeing a whole new world for me, in mynew world for me, in my place, with that eyeplace, with that eye..
  35. 35. With my love to youWith my love to you,,
  36. 36. Your mother.Your mother.
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