hate my mother'
long but worth
My mom only had one eye, I hated her...
she was such an embarrassment.
She cooked for students and
teachers to support the family.
There was this one day during
elementary 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 class mates
said "EEEE, your mom only has one eye!"
I wanted to bury myself. I also wanted my
mom to just disappear.
SO i confronted her that day and said, "If
you're only gonna make me a laughing stock,
then 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 out of that house, and have
nothing to do with her.
So i studied real hard, got a chance to go
to Singapore 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 comfort.
Then one day, my mother came to visit me.
She hadn't seen me in years and she didn't
even meet her grandchildren.
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 come to my
house and scare my children!"
"Get out of here now!!!"
And to this, my mother quietly answered
"Oh, im 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 in Singapore.
So i lied to my wife that i was going on
a business trip. After that reunion, i went to
the old shack which was my childhood home
just out of curiosity.
My neighbours said that
she had passed away.
I did not shed a single tear.
They handed me a letter that she had
wanted me two have, it read:
My dearest son,
I think of you all of the time, I'm sorry that
i came to Singapore and scared your children
I was so glad when I heard you are
coming for the reunion.
But i may not even be able to
get out of bed to see you.
I'm sorry 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
I was so proud of my son who was seeing
a whole new world for me, in my place,
with that eye.
With my love to you.