top of page
Post: Blog2_Post

Another Story on Mother's Day

Updated: Oct 7, 2021


Angela and Min Huang

A Mother's Sacrifice: A VERY TOUCHING STORY!

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 Seoul 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 OF 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 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 Mother

15 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All


作者:苏曦, 建平 今天在阳台看到了一只蜂鸟和一只不知名的小黄鸟,很美!忽然想写一写关于我与鸟的故事。 1.【猎鸟】小时候就喜欢鸟,特别喜欢猎鸟,可以满足我的征服欲望。我尝试过用篮子捕鸟,效果不好。再尝试用弹弓,一开始命中率很低,后来越来越准。打中鸟的那一刻虽然特有成就感,但是看到挣扎着的受伤的鸟,我还会有一丝内疚。作为少年的我,猎人的本性既有恶,又有善。 2.【爱鸟】不再猎鸟的我,想做一名爱鸟人

旅馆风波 4/13/2022

作者:Linda Wu 上周末老大要出去比赛,他自己把旅馆订好了,结果忙中出错,订错了日期,网上说不能退款。他非常的沮丧,听见他在房间里发脾气。过去问他怎么回事儿,才知道他弄错了,我说那你刚刚订的,可以给客服打个电话解释一下,换个日期对他们也没有损失。他就说不行,规则就是规则,上面已经说了不能退款。当时意识到内在升起一股很大的愤怒和烦躁。你把事弄砸了还发脾气,而且还这么固执。深呼吸,安顿了一下自己

观念头之贝果🥯事件 12/27/21

作者: 宝盈/Carmen 昨天先生早上起床就为我们出门买贝果。贝果买回来,先生说买不到儿子喜欢的巧克力口味,其他的都有。平常我们都要草莓口味的奶酪抹酱,昨天先生买了新口味,大葱口味。我看到没有草莓换了大葱口味的时候,一个念头升了上来:结婚快24年难道你不知道老婆不吃大葱的吗?我看到了那个念头,没搭理它。先生看我没说话,他说:我再去买一盒草莓吧!我说:不用了,我吃蓝莓原味不抹奶酪酱。我很庆幸我没有



Parents and Children Education Club 父母子女教育俱乐部  

情商育儿 共同成长 2003-2023

bottom of page